Jimmy Greaves

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Kane targeting 100 PL goals by end of next season, and he’ll get it

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Barring a series of career-ruining injuries — knock on every wooden object within 20 city blocks of your current location, Tottenham Hotspur fans — Harry Kane could one day become Tottenham’s all-time leading goal scorer.

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He’s got quite a long way to go, admittedly (he’s currently 170 behind Jimmy Greaves in all competitions, and 145 behind in league play), so while Kane’s looking a bit into the future in setting a personal target for next season, he’s not looking that far ahead. (Another three seasons like the last three — 91 goals in all competitions, and 72 in the Premier League — and the countdown will be on, though.)

Instead, the 23-year-old homegrown hero is happy to take it one realistic step (and one milestone) at a time — quotes from the BBC:

“It would be a fantastic achievement.

“I said to someone the other day, it would be great if I can get to that 100 club by the end of next season.

“The biggest thing I’m proud of is that I had two big injuries and was out for 11 weeks, so to still be there at the top of the Premier League and to score 30-plus goals [in all competitions] is a big achievement.”

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With 75 PL goals (in 115 appearances) to his name, Kane is already three-quarters of the way to the century mark — a club which is comprised of just 26 players from the PL era. With PL goal hauls of 21, 25 and 26 (with a game still to go this season) in his first three seasons as Spurs’ leading man, you’d be crazy to be against him hitting 100 by this time next year.

Spurs legend, 1966 World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves suffers severe stroke

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Tottenham Hotspur legend and 1966 World Cup winner Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering “a severe stroke”.

It’s the second stroke in four years for the Essex-born Greaves, 75, a 57-times capped England player who notched 44 international goals and a further 268 for Spurs. In the 1980s and early 1990s, he worked in broadcasting.

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His family released a statement. From Sky News:

It read: “Football legend Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday 3 May, and is in intensive care in hospital.

“His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family.

“They will issue a bulletin on his condition when it is appropriate.”

Greaves also played for Chelsea, AC Milan and West Ham United during the prime of his career, later returning to the pitch in the lower levels of England as he attempted to beat alcoholism.

Back in 2013, Greaves made our list of the Top 100 players to play in England’s top flight, and he scored seven goals over two World Cup tournaments in 1962 and 1966.