Jimmy Neighbour dies at 58
FORMER West Ham winger Jimmy Neighbour has died suddenly at the age of just 58. The former Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City man recently had a hip replacement and was recovering at his Woodford Green home, when he suffered a heart attack on Saturday, th
FORMER West Ham winger Jimmy Neighbour has died suddenly at the age of just 58.
The former Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City man recently had a hip replacement and was recovering at his Woodford Green home, when he suffered a heart attack on Saturday, the day Hammers took on Spurs, two of his old clubs.
Neighbour, who was born in Chingford, played 102 times for the Hammers bet-ween 1979 and 1983.
His big moments for the club came in cup competitions.
He played in much of West Ham's European Cup Winners' Cup campaign, while he was one of the stars of the Hammers' run to the League Cup Final, also in 1981.
He scored a last-minute goal to help beat Coventry City in the semi-final second leg, and then played in both the final and the replay against Liverpool.
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Neighbour went on to be a youth development officer at Upton Park until 1994 and in one of his last interviews, he said:
"Even though I supported Spurs as a boy, West Ham will always hold a special place in my heart.