Biography: Sir Tom Finney

August 19th, 2015

Fact fileFull Name: Sir Thomas FinneyDate of birth: 5 April 1922Place of birth: Preston, Lancashire, UKDate of Death: 14 February 2014 (Aged 91)Height: 5ft 8in (1m 73cm)Position: Winger

Sir Tom was well known for his loyalty for his local club Preston North End, playing for them for 14 years makingĀ 569 appearances and scoring 187. He also played for England making 76 appearances and scoring 30. He stayed PNE’s president and was knighted in 1992 and he was officially Sir Thomas Finney.

Tom Finney supplemented his income by running a plumbing company, everyone around called him the Preston plumber. He had to leave school at 14 to join the business.


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