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Former Hammer Greaves suffers stroke


Filed: Monday, 4th May 2015
By: Staff Writer


Former West Ham United and England striker Jimmy Greaves has been admitted to hospital after suffering a severe stroke.

The 75-year-old, who spent just over a season at the Boleyn Ground during the latter stages of his career was admitted yesterday after falling ill.

A statement released on behalf of the Greaves family read: "His wife Irene and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time. Jimmy had a minor stroke in 2012, but appeared to have made a full recovery."

Greaves - who'd already enjoyed spells with Chelsea, Milan, Tottenham and England, for whom he remains the fourth-highest goalscorer of all time - joined West Ham in 1970 at the age of 30 and lasted just over a season at the Boleyn Ground before he moved on to Brentford.

He marked his debut with a brace against Manchester City at Maine Road in a 5-1 win - a match that was voted #98 in KUMB.com's 100 Greatest West Ham Moments.





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