Writing on Twitter, Tottenham Hotspur shared a huge announcement for Lilywhites supporters; that club legend Jimmy Greaves has received an MBE in the New Year Honours list – with sections of the media describing it as ‘great news‘ as the award is confirmed.
Greaves, who is the Lilywhites’ all-time top goalscorer, has at long last been rewarded with an MBE as this recognition for his past achievements now emerges.
Tottenham shared the confirmed news on social media, letting supporters know that their club legend has been handed an honour after years of waiting for the prestigious selection.
Greaves MBE reaction
There has been no shortage of reaction from the footballing world, with fellow England hero Wayne Rooney candidly admitting to Sky Sports that the news is fully deserved and long overdue (Sky Sports).
Ex-Wolves midfielder Ron Flowers was also awarded along with Greaves as the duo now become the last surviving members of England’s 1966 World Cup-winning squad to be handed MBEs.
“I’m deeply honoured to receive this recognition for services to football from Her Majesty The Queen,” Greaves said.
“Football has been my life, from the day I started kicking a ball around as a kid at home in Essex, to signing for Chelsea at 15, then to Milan, those wonderful nine years at Spurs, then West Ham and, later, my work in television and the media.
“There have been highs and lows, but it’s a game I will always love and will always be part of me. I’d like to dedicate this award to Irene, my family and friends. Thanks for all your love and support.”
Transfer Tavern take
Given his achievements in the game and later as a broadcaster, it’s safe to say that this reward is fully merited.
As this news emerges on their former hero, Lilywhites fans should certainly be ecstatic by the news and they should be very proud of their club legend.
In other news: Fabrizio Romano shares an enticing six-word message over this Spurs target, find out more here.
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