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Tom Finney, the former Preston and England footballer died at the age of 91

Feb 18, 2014 14:30 IST

Tom Finney, the great footballer died at the age of 91 on 14 February 2014. In the English game, he was rivaled by Bobby Charlton and Staneley Matthews. He is nicknamed as the Preston Plumber. Between 1946 and 1960, Finney made appearance in more than 400 leagues for Preston North End and won 76 caps for England.

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About Tom Finney
• For England he scored 30 goals, which placed him joint sixth on all-time list with Alan Shearer and Nat Lofthouse
• Finney played his last game in 1963
• He was born on 5 April 1922 in Preston in the street next to the club’s Deepdale stadium
• In 1953-54 and 1956-57, he won the footballer of the year title
• He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1961 
• He became a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1992
• In 1998 Queen's New Year Honours, he was knitted
• Finney was a one-club man and is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation.
• Tom Finney, was an English footballer, famous for his loyalty to his league club, Preston North End for which he made 569 first-class appearances,
• He was President of Kendal Town

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