BREAKING: Shock for fans and England football legend dies

Jimmy Greaves has tragically lost his life at the age of 81, Tottenham have confirmed. 

The Spurs legend had been ill for some time after suffering from a stroke in 2015.

Greaves had been admitted to a hospital in Chelmsford earlier this year, based near his home in Essex.

Towards the end of his life, the 1966 World Cup hero had been bound to a wheelchair and required care four times a day.

Greaves holds the record for the most top flight goals in history with 359 – a record that remains in touch 49 years after he finished playing.

He is also England’s number four on the all-time record goalscorer lists, netting 44 times in 57 appearances for the Three Lions.

In a statement, Tottenham confirmed his passing: “We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves, not just Tottenham Hotspur’s record goalscorer but the finest marksman this country has ever seen.

“Jimmy passed away at home in the early hours of this morning (Sunday 19 September), aged 81.”