A youngster playing local football for the Lea Bridge gas works in Walthamstow, 'George' Greenfield was spotted by Tottenham and was invited to go along for a trial against Cambridge University for the Spurs reserve team. Two goals in that match earned him a place at the club as a professional after just two weeks on 27th November 1930.
Being put into the A team, Jack scored in each of his first three games and was quickly promoted to the Combination team, where he stayed, playing 17 games and scored five goals. Greenfield was in the reserve team again in 1931-32, but moved into the first team in October 1932 and it was in December when he broke his leg at Fulham that he was kept out of the side for nine months. He came back to score on his reserve team comeback, but he could not step up to the first team for another year.
His time at the club did not have long to run, with his last game coming on New Years Day 1935. George scored twice in his final reserve match before calling it a day with a knee injury at the end of January 1935.
Jack's major contribution to the club came beneath the first eleven and he netted 34 goals during 101 games for the reserves and eight goals in 14 minor team friendlies, but continued to serve Tottenham Hotspur when he carried on as a groundsman at the club after finishing in the game.
Jack Greenfield died in 1981.