Jimmy Greaves

Date of birth20 February 1940
Place of birthEast Ham
NationalityEnglish
PositionForward

Greaves joined Chelsea as a youngster and scored on his debut against Tottenham. (He also scored on his later debuts for Spurs, AC Milan and West Ham, as well as England.) He scored five goals on three occasions for Chelsea and in the 1960-61 season he set a then club record of 41 goals in a season. He finally scored 13 hat-tricks for Chelsea before being sold to AC Milan.

With Tottenham Hotspur, he was an FA Cup winner (1962, 1967) and European Cup Winners' Cup winner 1963 whilst scoring 267 goals in 380 appearances.

With England Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 full internationals including scoring in five successive games in 1960-61.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Chelsea 01 May 1957 01 Dec 1961
Tottenham Hotspur 01 Dec 1961 01 Mar 1970

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1957-58 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1957-58 Chelsea League Division One 35
22
1958-59 Chelsea FA Cup 2
2
1958-59 Chelsea Fairs Cup 3
3
1958-59 Chelsea League Division One 42
32
1958-59 Football League Inter League 1
1959-60 Chelsea FA Cup 2
1
1959-60 Chelsea League Division One 40
29
1959-60 Football League Inter League 1
1960-61 Chelsea FA Cup 1
1960-61 Chelsea League Cup 2
2
1960-61 Chelsea League Division One 40
41
1
1960-61 Football League Inter League 2
1
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur European Cup 2
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 7
9
1961-62 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 22
21
1962-63 Football League Inter League 1
1
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 1
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 41
37
1962-63 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 6
5
1
1963-64 Football League Inter League 1
1
1963-64 Rest of Europe Danish 75th Anniversary 1
2
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 41
35
1963-64 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 2
1
1964-65 Football League Inter League 1
1964-65 Great Britain Stanley Matthews 1
1
1964-65 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
6
1964-65 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 41
29
1965-66 Football League Inter League 1
1
1965-66 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 2
1
1965-66 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 29
15
1966-67 Football League Inter League 1
1966-67 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 8
6
1966-67 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1966-67 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 38
25
1967-68 Football League Inter League 1
1
1967-68 Tottenham Hotspur FA Charity Shield 1
1967-68 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
3
1967-68 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 39
23
1967-68 Tottenham Hotspur UEFA European Cup Winners Cup 4
3
1968-69 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
4
1968-69 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 6
5
1968-69 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 42
27
1969-70 Tottenham Hotspur FA Cup 4
3
1969-70 Tottenham Hotspur League Cup 1
1969-70 Tottenham Hotspur League Division One 28
8
1969-70 West Ham United League Division One 6
4
1970-71 West Ham United FA Cup 1
1970-71 West Ham United League Cup 1
1970-71 West Ham United League Division One 30
2
9


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
24 Aug 1957 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
28 Aug 1957 Chelsea v Manchester City L 2-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1957 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 5-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1957 Everton v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
11 Sep 1957 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
14 Sep 1957 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
18 Sep 1957 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
21 Sep 1957 Chelsea v Burnley W 6-1 League Division One
28 Sep 1957 Preston North End v Chelsea L 5-2 League Division One
05 Oct 1957 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday W 1-0 League Division One
12 Oct 1957 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 4-2 League Division One
19 Oct 1957 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
26 Oct 1957 Chelsea v Arsenal D 0-0 League Division One
02 Nov 1957 Blackpool v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
09 Nov 1957 Chelsea v Luton Town L 1-3 League Division One
25 Dec 1957 Chelsea v Portsmouth W 7-4 League Division One
26 Dec 1957 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
28 Dec 1957 Birmingham City v Chelsea D 3-3 League Division One
04 Jan 1958 Doncaster Rovers v Chelsea W 0-2 FA Cup 3rd round
11 Jan 1958 Chelsea v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
18 Jan 1958 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 2-1 League Division One
25 Jan 1958 Chelsea v Darlington D 3-3 FA Cup 4th round
01 Feb 1958 Burnley v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
08 Feb 1958 Chelsea v Preston North End L 0-2 League Division One
15 Feb 1958 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea W 2-3 League Division One
22 Feb 1958 Aston Villa v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
08 Mar 1958 Arsenal v Chelsea L 5-4 League Division One
11 Mar 1958 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-2 League Division One
15 Mar 1958 Chelsea v Blackpool L 1-4 League Division One
22 Mar 1958 Leicester City v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
29 Mar 1958 Chelsea v Sunderland D 0-0 League Division One
04 Apr 1958 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 0-0 League Division One
05 Apr 1958 Luton Town v Chelsea W 0-2 League Division One
07 Apr 1958 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
12 Apr 1958 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers D 2-2 League Division One
19 Apr 1958 Leeds United v Chelsea D 0-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1958 Chelsea v Manchester United W 2-1 League Division One
23 Aug 1958 Manchester United v Chelsea L 5-2 League Division One
27 Aug 1958 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur W 4-2 League Division One
30 Aug 1958 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers W 6-2 League Division One
03 Sep 1958 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
06 Sep 1958 Portsmouth v Chelsea D 2-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 6-5 League Division One
13 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Aston Villa W 2-1 League Division One
17 Sep 1958 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
20 Sep 1958 West Ham United v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
27 Sep 1958 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 4-1 League Division One
30 Sep 1958 Frem København v Chelsea W 1-3 Fairs Cup 1st round 1st leg
04 Oct 1958 Burnley v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
11 Oct 1958 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers L 0-1 League Division One
18 Oct 1958 Luton Town v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
25 Oct 1958 Chelsea v Leicester City W 5-2 League Division One
01 Nov 1958 Preston North End v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
04 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Frem København W 4-1
Agg: 7-2
Fairs Cup 1st round 2nd leg
08 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Leeds United W 2-0 League Division One
15 Nov 1958 Manchester City v Chelsea L 5-1 League Division One
22 Nov 1958 Chelsea v Arsenal L 0-3 League Division One
29 Nov 1958 Everton v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
06 Dec 1958 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 1-0 League Division One
13 Dec 1958 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
20 Dec 1958 Chelsea v Manchester United L 2-3 League Division One
25 Dec 1958 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
27 Dec 1958 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers L 0-2 League Division One
03 Jan 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea W 1-2 League Division One
17 Jan 1959 Chelsea v Portsmouth D 2-2 League Division One
19 Jan 1959 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-4 FA Cup 3rd round
24 Jan 1959 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
31 Jan 1959 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
07 Feb 1959 Chelsea v West Ham United W 3-2 League Division One
21 Feb 1959 Chelsea v Burnley L 1-3 League Division One
04 Mar 1959 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 6-0 League Division One
07 Mar 1959 Chelsea v Luton Town D 3-3 League Division One
14 Mar 1959 Leicester City v Chelsea W 0-3 League Division One
21 Mar 1959 Chelsea v Preston North End W 3-1 League Division One
27 Mar 1959 Blackpool v Chelsea L 5-0 League Division One
28 Mar 1959 Leeds United v Chelsea L 4-0 League Division One
30 Mar 1959 Chelsea v Blackpool W 3-1 League Division One
04 Apr 1959 Chelsea v Manchester City W 2-0 League Division One
11 Apr 1959 Arsenal v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
15 Apr 1959 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
18 Apr 1959 Chelsea v Everton W 3-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1959 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion L 0-2 League Division One
25 Apr 1959 Birmingham City v Chelsea L 4-1 League Division One
29 Apr 1959 Chelsea v Ville de Belgrade W 1-0 Fairs Cup 2nd round 1st leg
22 Aug 1959 Chelsea v Preston North End D 4-4 League Division One
26 Aug 1959 Manchester United v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
29 Aug 1959 Leicester City v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
02 Sep 1959 Chelsea v Manchester United L 3-6 League Division One
05 Sep 1959 Chelsea v Burnley W 4-1 League Division One
09 Sep 1959 Birmingham City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
12 Sep 1959 Leeds United v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
16 Sep 1959 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 4-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1959 Chelsea v West Ham United L 2-4 League Division One
26 Sep 1959 Fulham v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
03 Oct 1959 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
10 Oct 1959 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers L 0-2 League Division One
24 Oct 1959 Chelsea v Everton W 1-0 League Division One
31 Oct 1959 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
07 Nov 1959 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers W 3-1 League Division One
14 Nov 1959 Manchester City v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
21 Nov 1959 Chelsea v Arsenal L 1-3 League Division One
28 Nov 1959 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
05 Dec 1959 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-4 League Division One
12 Dec 1959 Blackpool v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
19 Dec 1959 Preston North End v Chelsea W 4-5 League Division One
26 Dec 1959 Chelsea v Newcastle United D 2-2 League Division One
28 Dec 1959 Newcastle United v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
02 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Leicester City D 2-2 League Division One
09 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Bradford Park Avenue W 5-1 FA Cup 3rd round
16 Jan 1960 Burnley v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
23 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Leeds United L 1-3 League Division One
30 Jan 1960 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 1-2 FA Cup 4th round
06 Feb 1960 West Ham United v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
13 Feb 1960 Chelsea v Fulham W 4-2 League Division One
24 Feb 1960 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion D 2-2 League Division One
05 Mar 1960 Chelsea v Luton Town W 3-0 League Division One
12 Mar 1960 Everton v Chelsea L 6-1 League Division One
19 Mar 1960 Chelsea v Blackpool L 2-3 League Division One
30 Mar 1960 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
02 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City W 3-0 League Division One
09 Apr 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
15 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 1-3 League Division One
16 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest D 1-1 League Division One
18 Apr 1960 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea W 0-1 League Division One
23 Apr 1960 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 2-0 League Division One
30 Apr 1960 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers L 1-5 League Division One
20 Aug 1960 Aston Villa v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
24 Aug 1960 Chelsea v Leicester City L 1-3 League Division One
27 Aug 1960 Chelsea v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 3-3 League Division One
31 Aug 1960 Leicester City v Chelsea W 1-3 League Division One
03 Sep 1960 Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea L 4-1 League Division One
07 Sep 1960 Chelsea v Blackburn Rovers W 5-2 League Division One
10 Sep 1960 Chelsea v West Ham United W 3-2 League Division One
17 Sep 1960 Fulham v Chelsea L 3-2 League Division One
19 Sep 1960 Blackburn Rovers v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
24 Sep 1960 Blackpool v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
01 Oct 1960 Chelsea v Everton D 3-3 League Division One
10 Oct 1960 Millwall v Chelsea W 1-7 League Cup 1st round
15 Oct 1960 Birmingham City v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
22 Oct 1960 Chelsea v Burnley L 2-6 League Division One
05 Nov 1960 Chelsea v Newcastle United W 4-2 League Division One
12 Nov 1960 Arsenal v Chelsea W 1-4 League Division One
19 Nov 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City W 6-3 League Division One
26 Nov 1960 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
03 Dec 1960 Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion W 7-1 League Division One
10 Dec 1960 Cardiff City v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
14 Dec 1960 Portsmouth v Chelsea L 1-0 League Cup 4th round
17 Dec 1960 Chelsea v Aston Villa L 2-4 League Division One
24 Dec 1960 Chelsea v Manchester United L 1-2 League Division One
26 Dec 1960 Manchester United v Chelsea L 6-0 League Division One
31 Dec 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea L 6-1 League Division One
07 Jan 1961 Chelsea v Crewe Alexandra L 1-2 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 1961 Chelsea v Bolton Wanderers D 1-1 League Division One
21 Jan 1961 West Ham United v Chelsea L 3-1 League Division One
04 Feb 1961 Chelsea v Fulham W 2-1 League Division One
11 Feb 1961 Chelsea v Blackpool D 2-2 League Division One
18 Feb 1961 Everton v Chelsea D 1-1 League Division One
25 Feb 1961 Sheffield Wednesday v Chelsea L 1-0 League Division One
04 Mar 1961 Chelsea v Birmingham City W 3-2 League Division One
11 Mar 1961 Burnley v Chelsea D 4-4 League Division One
18 Mar 1961 Chelsea v Preston North End D 1-1 League Division One
25 Mar 1961 Newcastle United v Chelsea W 1-6 League Division One
31 Mar 1961 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea L 4-2 League Division One
01 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Cardiff City W 6-1 League Division One
03 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur L 2-3 League Division One
08 Apr 1961 Manchester City v Chelsea L 2-1 League Division One
22 Apr 1961 West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea L 3-0 League Division One
26 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Sheffield Wednesday L 0-2 League Division One
29 Apr 1961 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest W 4-3 League Division One


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
1956-57 England British Youth Championships 3
1956-57 England UEFA Under-18 1
1956-57 England Youth Challenge Match 4
4
1957-58 England Under-23 4
5
1958-59 England International Friendly 3
1
1958-59 England Under-23 4
2
1959-60 England British Home Championship 1
1
1959-60 England International Friendly 3
1
1959-60 England Under-23 3
4
1960-61 England British Home Championship 3
7
1960-61 England FIFA World Cup 2
3
1960-61 England International Friendly 3
3
1961-62 England British Home Championship 1
1961-62 England FIFA World Cup 4
1
1961-62 England International Friendly 2
3
1961-62 England Under-23 1
2
1962-63 England British Home Championship 3
2
1962-63 England International Friendly 3
2
1962-63 England Representative 1
1
1962-63 England UEFA European Championship 2
1963-64 England British Home Championship 2
5
1963-64 England Copa das Nacoes 3
1
1963-64 England International Friendly 4
2
1964-65 England British Home Championship 2
4
1964-65 England International Friendly 4
2
1965-66 England British Home Championship 1
1965-66 England FIFA World Cup 3
1965-66 England International Friendly 3
5
1966-67 England International Friendly 4
1
1966-67 England UEFA European Championship 1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
02 Feb 1957 England v Luxembourg W 7-1 YOUTH CHALLENGE MATCH
09 Feb 1957 Wales v England W 1-7 British Youth Championships
02 Mar 1957 England v Netherlands D 5-5 YOUTH CHALLENGE MATCH
09 Mar 1957 Scotland v England W 1-3 British Youth Championships
24 Mar 1957 France v England W 0-1 YOUTH CHALLENGE MATCH
31 Mar 1957 Germany v England L 4-1 YOUTH CHALLENGE MATCH
14 Apr 1957 England v Netherlands L 1-2 UEFA U18 Group C
11 May 1957 England v Ireland W 6-2 British Youth Championships
25 Sep 1957 England v Bulgaria W 6-2 U23
16 Oct 1957 England v Romania W 3-2 U23
15 Jan 1958 England v Scotland W 3-1 U23
23 Apr 1958 Wales v England L 2-1 U23
24 Sep 1958 England v Poland W 4-1 U23
15 Oct 1958 England v Czechoslovakia W 3-0 U23
18 Mar 1959 France v England D 1-1 U23
07 May 1959 Italy v England W 0-3 U23
17 May 1959 Peru v England L 4-1 International Friendly
24 May 1959 Mexico v England L 2-1 International Friendly
28 May 1959 USA v England W 1-8 International Friendly
23 Sep 1959 England v Hungary L 0-1 U23
17 Oct 1959 Wales v England D 1-1 British Home Championship
28 Oct 1959 England v Sweden L 2-3 International Friendly
02 Mar 1960 Scotland v England D 4-4 U23
16 Mar 1960 England v Netherlands W 5-2 U23
11 May 1960 England v Yugoslavia D 3-3 International Friendly
15 May 1960 Spain v England L 3-0 International Friendly
08 Oct 1960 Northern Ireland v England W 2-5 British Home Championship
19 Oct 1960 Luxembourg v England W 0-9 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
26 Oct 1960 England v Spain W 4-2 International Friendly
23 Nov 1960 England v Wales W 5-1 British Home Championship
15 Apr 1961 England v Scotland W 9-3 British Home Championship
21 May 1961 Portugal v England D 1-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
24 May 1961 Italy v England W 2-3 International Friendly
27 May 1961 Austria v England L 3-1 International Friendly
28 Feb 1962 Scotland v England W 2-4 U23
14 Apr 1962 Scotland v England L 2-0 British Home Championship
09 May 1962 England v Switzerland W 3-1 International Friendly
20 May 1962 Peru v England W 0-4 International Friendly
31 May 1962 Hungary v England L 2-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
02 Jun 1962 England v Argentina W 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
07 Jun 1962 Bulgaria v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 4
10 Jun 1962 Brazil v England L 3-1 FIFA World Cup Finals quarter-final
03 Oct 1962 England v France D 1-1 UEFA European Championship 1st round
20 Oct 1962 Northern Ireland v England W 1-3 British Home Championship
21 Nov 1962 England v Wales W 4-0 British Home Championship
27 Feb 1963 France v England L 5-2 UEFA European Championship 1st round
06 Apr 1963 England v Scotland L 1-2 British Home Championship
08 May 1963 England v Brazil D 1-1 International Friendly
24 May 1963 England v FOOTBALL LEAGUE D 3-3 REPRESENTATIVE
29 May 1963 Czechoslovakia v England W 2-4 International Friendly
05 Jun 1963 Switzerland v England W 1-8 International Friendly
12 Oct 1963 Wales v England W 0-4 British Home Championship
23 Oct 1963 England v Rest of the World W 2-1 International Friendly
20 Nov 1963 England v Northern Ireland W 8-3 British Home Championship
06 May 1964 England v Uruguay W 2-1 International Friendly
17 May 1964 Portugal v England W 3-4 International Friendly
24 May 1964 Republic of Ireland v England W 1-3 International Friendly
30 May 1964 Brazil v England L 5-1 Copa das Napoes
04 Jun 1964 England v Portugal D 1-1 Copa das Napoes
06 Jun 1964 Argentina v England L 1-0 Copa das Napoes
03 Oct 1964 Northern Ireland v England W 3-4 British Home Championship
21 Oct 1964 England v Belgium D 2-2 International Friendly
09 Dec 1964 Netherlands v England D 1-1 International Friendly
10 Apr 1965 England v Scotland D 2-2 British Home Championship
05 May 1965 England v Hungary W 1-0 International Friendly
09 May 1965 Yugoslavia v England D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Oct 1965 Wales v England D 0-0 British Home Championship
20 Oct 1965 England v Austria L 2-3 International Friendly
04 May 1966 England v Yugoslavia W 2-0 International Friendly
29 Jun 1966 Norway v England W 1-6 International Friendly
03 Jul 1966 Denmark v England W 0-2 International Friendly
05 Jul 1966 Poland v England W 0-1 International Friendly
11 Jul 1966 England v Uruguay D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
16 Jul 1966 England v Mexico W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
20 Jul 1966 England v France W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Finals group 1
15 Apr 1967 England v Scotland L 2-3 UEFA European Championship Group 8
24 May 1967 England v Spain W 2-0 International Friendly
27 May 1967 Austria v England W 0-1 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.