Join Sportsmail's campaign to get Jimmy Greaves on the Honours list #GongForGreavsie

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Jimmy Greaves is the greatest goalscorer English football has ever seen and now Sportsmail is launching a campaign for his achievements to be honoured.

Greaves will be 80 this month and there is a wonderful new documentary out which pays tribute to his life.

There is no better time for the nation to salute one of its finest footballers and ‘Give Greavsie a Gong’ for his services to football; to let him know what he meant to so many people who were entertained by his exhilarating skills on the pitch and his work in television and newspapers.

England’s 1966 World Cup final hero Sir Geoff Hurst — who replaced an injured Greaves in the tournament — said: ‘Jimmy was the greatest goalscorer ever in the English game. 

Genius is bandied around these days but Jimmy was truly deserving of that epithet. He has been a great friend for over 50 years and I know he has quietly helped lots of people through the years.

‘He deserves recognition at this time in his life. As much for his family and friends and fans as for himself. I fully support the Mail campaign.’

Greaves scored 357 goals in the top flight of English football, a record untouched nearly 49 years after the final game of his professional career.

There were also 44 goals in 57 internationals for England and he is the forgotten star of the 1966 World Cup-winning squad.

Please sign this petition to help get an all-time great the recognition he deserves. Let's get a #GongForGreavsie!