One of England’s greatest ever footballers, Jimmy Greaves is the highest ever goal scorer in English top-flight football, with 357 goals to his name. Beginning his professional career at Chelsea in 1957, Jimmy scored 124 First Division goals before moving to AC Milan for £80,000 in April 1961. A hugely impressive player from a very young age, Jimmy delivers a host of anecdotal tales during talks as a football speaker, giving audience members an insight into the life of a professional sportsman.
Moving back to Tottenham Hotspur for a fee of £99,999 in December 1961, a move that would prove highly enjoyable for Jimmy, winning a number of trophies and competitions during his nine years with the club. Winning the FA Cup in 1962 and 1967, the Charity Shield in 1962 and 1967 and the European Cup in 1963, all Jimmy didn’t win was the League title. At the same time, Jimmy was becoming an ever growing force in the English international squad and to this day is still the third highest goal scorer and record holder of the most hat-tricks for his country, with 44 to his name, trailing only to Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker. An exciting and compelling character, Jimmy is one of the most sought after football speakers on the after dinner speaker circuit.
A prolific goal scorer, Greaves always cited a relaxed attitude fro his composure and confidence on the ball, an attribute relatable to both business and social environments. A pacey and accelerative athlete, Jimmy was praised for his fantastic positional skills that often led to highly destructive attacks. Discussing the drive and determination needed in order to perform at the highest level of sport as a sports speaker, Jimmy raises though provoking scenarios that will make audience members see professional sport in a different light.
After his retirement from professional football, Jimmy embarked on a successful broadcasting career as well as the continued pursuit of his business interests, including a packing business founded with his brother-in-law. Appearing on shows such as Saint and Greavsie, Sporting Triangles and On the Ball. Using his experience from in front of the camera as an after dinner speaker, Jimmy is a consummate professional who is sure to entertain and intrigue in equal measure.
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