There was sad news on Monday morning, as it was revealed that England and Tottenham Hotspur legend Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday.
Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 games for England, and remains Tottenham Hotspur’s all time top scorer with 220 goals in 379 club appearances. He was set for an induction into Spurs’ Hall of Fame next week, with the ceremony, reports the Mirror, set to be a sell out at White Hart Lane.
BBC Sport reported that the former striker had been taken ill on Sunday 3 May.
The 75-year-old had a minor stroke back in 2012, but his latest illness is more serious, and supporters have taken to Twitter to send their thoughts and prayers to Greaves and his family.
Former team-mates, friends and supporters have used the social media site to express their support and sadness over the news. Have a read below.
Everyone at the Club wishes Jimmy Greaves a speedy recovery after he suffered a stroke yesterday. pic.twitter.com/TTf29dYdO1
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 4, 2015
Everyone at West Ham United wishes Jimmy Greaves a speedy recovery after he suffered a stroke yesterday. pic.twitter.com/NgTTqvb69L
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) May 4, 2015
Jimmy Greaves in hospital after a serious stroke. Get well soon Jimmy — Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) May 4, 2015
Nobody ever played football with more joy in his heart than Jimmy Greaves. pic.twitter.com/eWFR5LG8c9
— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) May 4, 2015
Come on Jimmy greaves you can fight this fella, we are all rooting for ya — Blinky (@BigSte33) May 4, 2015
Get well soon Jimmy Greaves. Proper footballer. 110 goals in youth team one year. Days of the £25 a week pro caught bus & tube to make debut
— Alasdair D Murray (@Alconcalcia) May 4, 2015
All at Chelsea are thinking of former Blue Jimmy Greaves and his family at this time. We wish him a full and swift recovery.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 4, 2015
Love and best wishes to Jimmy Greaves and family. Get well soon legend!
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) May 4, 2015