Sir Tom Finney - a life in pictures

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Sir Tom Finney’s place among the very greatest footballers of all time is assured.

Here we look back through the Lancashire Evening Post’s photographic archive of one of the greatest careers the game has ever seen to chart the life and times of Preston’s most famous son.

In a glittering career ‘The Preston Plumber’ appeared for his beloved PNE 433 times between 1946 and 1960 and he played for England 76 times, where he remains among the nation’s all time scoring greats with 30 goals for his country.

He was awarded an OBE in 1961, a CBE in 1992 and was knighted in 1998.