The world of football rallied around former England striker Jimmy Greaves after he was admitted to intensive care following a severe stroke.
A statement from Greaves' family, issued on Monday morning, confirmed the 75-year-old had been taken ill.
"Football legend Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday May 3, and is in intensive care in hospital," the statement read. "His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family.
"They will issue...
Jimmy Greaves, the former England and Tottenham Hotspur striker suffered a severe stroke on Sunday and is in intensive care in hospital, his family has said.
Greaves' family confirmed via a statement that the 75-year-old had been taken ill, having recovered from a minor stroke in 2012.
Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 England games, the fourth-highest total of all time. He also scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Spurs.
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