One of England's most prolific goalscorers gets what he deserves.
In his 57
appearances for England, Jimmy Greaves scored an incredible 44 goals – including six hat-tricks – putting him third in his country’s all-time scoring records.
But despite his prolific career and playing in two World Cups, he will forever be remembered as the unlucky man who got injured during England’s successful '66 campaign on home soil.
Despite regaining fitness as England prepared for the Final, manager Alf Ramsey decided against returning Greaves to the starting line-up. England went on to win the Cup and Greaves failed to gain a winners’ medal due to FIFA rules at the time.
This miscarriage of justice was rectified in 2009, however, when FIFA retrospectively presented all England’s non-playing squad members of ’66 with winners’ medals. Just reward for one of the world's top forwards.