Jimmy Greaves Net Worth : $11 Million
A Former English Football Player and a TV Personality
Source of Wealth
Years of Experience
Date of Birth
February 20, 1940
Jimmy Greaves’ Income & Total Net Worth
Jimmy Greaves is a veteran English football player, who has accumulated his net worth of $11 million from his professional football career. Jimmy debuted at the age of 16 with Chelsea, in 1956. He is considered to be the third highest goal scorer, internationally. He notably scored well for every team that he represented until he retired in 1971.
Jimmy has written several books in collaboration with Norman Giller, which are My World of Soccer 1966, This One’s On Me, The Final (novel), The Ball Game (novel), The Boss (novel), The Second Half (novel), Let’s Be Honest (with Reg Gutteridge), Greavsie’s Heroes and Entertainers, and many more.
Jimmy Greaves’ Career
Born in East Ham, England, Jimmy started playing soccer at the age of 16 for Chelsea, and signed in as a junior, in 1956. The score of 114 goals is on his name following his career in the youth team of Chelsea. After showing his agility in Chelsea, he moved to sign an agreement with A.C. Milan, in 1961. However, he failed to settle in the team and left it within a month. Subsequently, he was signed by Bill Nicholson for an amount of £99,999 for Tottenham Hotspur. From 1961 to 1970, Jimmy played with Spurs and made the record of scoring 266 goals in 379 matches. He also won the FA cup under Spurs, twice.
Jimmy also joined West Ham United in 1970. In 1971, he took retirement after a prodigious career comprising of an unsurpassed record of being the third highest goal scorer, having scored 357 goals and played 516 Football League games. However, he made a comeback in 1975 with Brentwood and later, entered into a contract with Chelmsford City in the Southern League for the season of 1976-77.
Jimmy internationally won his first England Cup, in 1959 against Peru. His honors include:
- FA Cup: 1962, 1967
- FA Charity Shield: 1962, 1967
- European Cup Winners Cup: 1963
- World Cup: 1966
- British Home Championship: 1961, 1965
Jimmy has recently undergone a neck surgery after he got a mild stroke, in 2012.