Jimmy Greaves: Mourners pay tribute at football great's funeral in Essex

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The Order of Service to Jimmy Greaves' Funeral

Jimmy Greaves, a former England striker, was buried last month at the home of his family.

Irene, his widow, and four children, Lynn, Mitzi and Danny, were among those who were left behind. They were all laid to rest at Chelmsford Crematorium in Essex.

Harry Redknapp, who was a West Ham player with Greaves, and Ossie Ardiles, a former Tottenham star, paid their respects.

Greaves was a member of both the Chelsea and AC Milan clubs and is Spurs' most prolific goal scorer with 268.

The club sent a floral crown with the words "We have lost an important member of our Spurs family." The greatest goal scorer the world has ever witnessed. We will always keep you in our thoughts. All of Tottenham Hotspur's love.

Along with Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones and Steve Perryman, there were other Spurs greats like Clive Allen, Micky Harm and Graham Roberts.

Ex-Spurs player Graham Roberts and Ossie Ardiles, former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp

Greaves, who retired at 31 in 1971, is still the greatest goal scorer in English top flight history. He scored 357 goals and was awarded 44 points in 57 games for England.

Although he was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad, he was not selected for the final. Geoff Hurst scored his hat-trick in the 4-2 victory over West Germany.

Between 1961 and 1970, he was at Spurs. He won two FA Cups as well as a European Cup Winners Cup. This helped the club to become the first English team to win a European title.

His career began at Chelsea where he scored 132 goals in 169 matches. He then went on to a brief and unhappy time in Italy.

Andy, his youngest son, and friends offered Eulogies. They emphasized his qualities as a person rather than as a footballer. However, Nigel Catchpole described him as "Messi" with the bells on.

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