Jimmy Greaves is a football legend. Greavsie as he was fondly known banged in the goals in the old first division for Chelsea and Tottenham. He is England’s third highest ever goal scorer and netted over 350 goals in the top division during his esteemed career, with most of those coming for Spurs and the Blues. Despite his amazing domestic strike rate, Greaves didn’t make it into the starting XI for the 1966 World Cup final and the rest is history, Geoff Hurst bagging a hat trick in the 4-2 Wembley win over West Germany. Greavsie didn’t even receive a winners’ medal, something that Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, John Terry and co. will be looking to get their hands on in South Africa.
A top bloke, you could be watching the 2010 World Cup final with Jimmy Greaves by entering the Burger King Whopper Legend competition. It’s set to be the biggest match of the year, especially if Fabio Capello’s England side make it to the final on July 11th. Millions of people around the world tune into their TVs to catch the 90 minutes in which players have the chance to put their name in the record books and go down in history as a World Cup winner alongside the game’s greats. Just head down your local Burger King, buy a Whopper burger, enter your code at www.whopperlegend.com and you could be invited to watch the 2010 World Cup final with England legend Jimmy Greaves in swanky penthouse apartment.
If you’re struggling to remember just how good Greaves was take a look at this video, where the striker is showing that he’s still got the skills, all be it against children about 60 years younger than him! Nevertheless the black and white footage is evidence enough and you could meet him in person, have a laugh, chat footy with him and take in the biggest football match of the year. How England wish they had a goal scorer like him now, let’s hope that Rooney, Crouch, Heskey and Defoe can show the same sort of instinct in front of goal as the great Greavsie.