Tributes have been pouring in far and wide for the late Jimmy Greaves who died on Sunday morning.

The former Tottenham and Chelsea man passed away at the age of 81 at his home.

Greaves is Tottenham's leading goal-scorer of all-time and is widely regarded as one of the best striker's football has ever seen.

He scored 44 goals in just 57 caps for England, and was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad.

Spurs announced the sad news with a statement which read: "We are extremely saddened to learn of the passing of the great Jimmy Greaves.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to Jimmy's family and friends at this sad time.

"Rest in peace, Jimmy."

Jimmy Greaves is Tottenham's all-time top goalscorer (

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Greaves' former club West Ham shared their sympathies.

"We are saddened to learn the news of the passing of Jimmy Greaves," they shared.

"The Club sends its deepest condolences to Jimmy's family and friends."

Former Arsenal and England striker wrote paid his respects on Twitter.

He wrote: "The first footballers name I ever heard from my teacher. 'No Ian! Finish like Jimmy Greaves!'

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"May he rest in peace."

A player who followed in Greaves' footsteps, Graham Roberts, in playing for Tottenham and Chelsea also took to social media in tribute to his friend.

"So sorry to hear the death of the greatest striker of all time in England and my friend @jimmy_greaves and sorry to his wonderful family and my good pal Danny," Roberts shared.

"Very sad day for all and today let’s all show Jimmy our love from both clubs. Rip you great man."

Greaves passed away at the age of 81 (

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Rio Ferdinand sent his thoughts to Greaves's family.

He tweeted: "Big loss to the footballing world.. sending my condolences to the Greaves family. First autobiography I ever read! Inspiration."

Manchester United legend Gary Neville tweeted: "RIP Jimmy Greaves."

"This is really sad news," former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton shared. "Jimmy Greaves was a genius.

Fellow ex-striker Alan Shearer wrote: "RIP Legend. Goals, Goals, Goals. A remarkable goal scorer."

Piers Morgan wrote: "RIP Jimmy Greaves, 81.

"One of the greatest England footballers, brilliant broadcaster, fantastic bloke. Sad news."

Greaves was part of the England squad that won the World Cup in 1966 (

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England's official account wrote: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jimmy Greaves at the age of 81.

"Jimmy was part of our @FIFAWorldCup-winning squad and scored a remarkable 44 goals in 57 games for the #ThreeLions.

"All of our thoughts are with his family, friends and former clubs."

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