Jimmy Greaves, also known as Jimmy Green, is a British football player who has played in the English Premier League. He is a right-back and center-back. He made his debut for English Premier League side West Bromwich in 1995. During his two seasons with the club, he made six starts. During those two years, he made 64 tackles, four assists, one goal, and six goals against.
Jimmy Greaves is one of the many English football legends that have come before him. Some other names to note are Brian Clough, Neil Warnock, Harry Kewell, and Steve Bruce. Greaves was traded to Leeds United in the summer of 1996. He spent four seasons in England, winning the FA Cup in 1996 and the league title in 1997.
There are few players in the world today who can boast the longevity that Greaves can. Only Pele in Brazil can compare to him when it comes to longevity. The legendary Brazilian soccer player is the all-time leading scorer in the world and holds the record for most consecutive games played. Even though he retired in 2021, he still managed to score in the English Premier League final against Chelsea. However, his playing career is over injuries.
Jimmy Greaves was an all-time great goalkeeper. He was a part of the team that won the English FA Cup in 1970. After retiring, he decided to become a coach. He coached for a number of years with Burnley Football Club in the UK. He then became a member of the coaching staff for Queens Park Rangers.
It was not until the mid 80’s that Jimmy Greaves ventured into coaching in the NFL. He spent two years coaching the Leeds Rhinos of the English premiership football league. In fact, the team was so impressed with his coaching style that they hired him to be their assistant coach. A few short years later, Jimmy Greaves became the first-ever coach of the Chicago Bears Football Team.
Jimmy Greaves left the NFL after two years to take a position as an assistant coach for the Trinidad and Tobago national football team. Despite his lack of coaching experience, he was able to manage to turn this team around into one of the best in the world. He made his comments about the sport not too flattering but was they ever mean.
Jimmy Greaves was born in Sheffield in the United Kingdom. He played college football at the University of Texas. He joined the Lions in 1969 and was one of their best players the following three seasons. He was selected 10 times for the British National Football Hall of Fame and was also one of only two players to be chosen in the induction class of the Hall of Fame.
Jimmy Greaves lived his life as an active player throughout his entire adulthood. Even after retirement, he continued to participate in soccer, basketball, and motor racing. He was even in demand as a motivational speaker at some point in his career. It is said that this great player did not get the chance to see his dream fulfilled like the others.
Some might say that it is the unforgivable sin to have played during World War Two. But Jimmy Greaves did. He served in the war, fighting in the Battle of Britain. He was one of the few players to have a full-color photograph taken in that time period.
Jimmy Greaves was named the recipient of the Order of the British Empire OBE in 2021. The award is one of the highest honors that a British citizen can receive. He is now the oldest living British citizen and the fourth most senior football player in the world. For someone to reach the age of one and still be able to play football is something truly remarkable. The sport has touched the lives of so many people all over the world.
The amount of passion and dedication that Jimmy Greaves has shown throughout his career is something that is a real inspiration. He is just one of the many greats that have come before him. This award is a tribute to all of the players and coaches that have gone before him, as well as to the fans that continue to follow his career even today. We will miss him when he is no longer with us but hopefully, when his inevitable death comes, we will still be able to remember his love for the game, his respect for all of the players who have come before him, and most of all his passion for the game.