Jimmy Greaves Documentary: Jimmy Greaves’ life will be chronicled in a fresh new documentary to be released by BT Sport in 2020. Greaves started his professional career with Chelsea in 1957, and he was a member of the team that won the FA Youth Cup the following year. Before being transferred to Italian club A.C. Milan for £80,000 in April 1961, he had scored 124 First Division goals in only four seasons with Manchester United. His time in Italy was not fruitful, and in December 1961, he signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur for a price of £99,999, which brought him back to England.
Tottenham’s most notable achievements during his time there were winning the FA Cup in 1961–62 and 1966–67, the Charity Shield in 1962 and 1967, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1962–63; he never won a league championship but did assist the club in finishing second in 1962–63. In March 1970, he transferred to West Ham United as part of a player swap and left the club the following year.
He returned to football at the non-league level after a four-year hiatus, despite the fact that he was suffering from alcoholism. Over the course of a five-year period, he represented Brentwood, Chelmsford City, Barnet, and Woodford Town before finally hanging up his boots in 1980.
The midfielder scored 13 goals in 12 England under-23 internationals between 1959 and 1967, and 44 goals in 57 senior England internationals during that same period. He represented England in the 1962 and 1966 FIFA World Cups, although he was injured in the group stage of the 1966 World Cup and lost his position in the first squad to Geoff Hurst, who kept Greaves out of the first team for the final against West Germany.
The World Cup was won by England, but Greaves did not get his medal until a change in FIFA regulations was instituted in 2009. He was also a member of the UEFA Euro 1968 team that finished third, despite the fact that he did not play a single minute in the championships.
The documentary Greavsie, which will air on BT Sport 2 on Tuesday, February 18th, will pay tribute to the life of the English football great.
Throughout his professional career, he was hailed as a hero at Chelsea and Tottenham, and he also scored 44 goals in 51 appearances for the England national team.
After retiring from professional football, Greaves went on to have a long and successful career in television, most notably co-hosting the show Saint and Greavsie with Ian St John from 1985 to 1992. During this time period, he also appeared on a regular basis on television-am. During this time period, he also worked on a variety of other sports programs for ITV, notably Sporting Triangles (1987–1990).
Greaves and former Liverpool ace Ian St John became cult heroes as a result of their ITV sports program Saint and Greavsie, which they hosted together.
Greaves, who is now 79 years old, is confined to a wheelchair after a severe stroke in 2015.
Greavsie will feature football legends from the past and present as they recall their fondest recollections of the much-loved figure in the sport.
There is an all-star line-up of interviewees in the film, including Harry Redknapp, Sir Geoff Hurst, Ian St. John, Denis Law, George Cohen, Cliff Jones, Pat Jennings, Gary Lineker, Glenn Hoddle, Barry Davies, Ron Harris, Steve Perryman, Rio Ferdinand, and several members of Jimmy Tarbuck’s family. The film is available on DVD and Blu-ray.