Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has paid tribute to Jimmy Greaves, who sadly passed away at the age of 81 on Sunday morning.

Greaves is widely regarded as one of the greatest English goalscorers of all-time, having enjoyed successful spells with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

After coming through the ranks at the Blues, he went on to score 132 goals in 169 appearances, before joining AC Milan in 1962.

Following a year in Italy, Greaves signed for Tottenham and it's safe to say his spell in north London was nothing short of remarkable, as he helped Spurs to two FA Cups and European Cup Winners' Cup, scoring over 200 times in the process.

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But arguably Greaves' most fond achievement in football was when he was part of the England squad who won the World Cup in 1966.

At the tournament, he played all three group games against Uruguay, Mexico and France, whilst also coming on in the 4-2 success over West Germany in the final at Wembley.

Greaves ended his professional career at West Ham United in 1971 but his reputation in his early days saw him become a role model for so many.

Shearer, who currently sits in eighth as England's all-time record scorer which is four places behind Greaves, has honoured the striker after his sad passing.

With a post on his Twitter account, he said: "RIP Legend. Goals, Goals, Goals. A remarkable goal scorer."

Like Greaves at Tottenham, Shearer built a similar reputation at Newcastle for his contribution to the club.

The 51-year-old struck 206 goals for the Magpies after successful stints with Southampton and Blackburn Rovers.