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Football: Tom Finney to be honoured with civic funeral

Published on Feb 19, 2014 10:26 AM
 
Tom Finney, who spent his entire career with home town club Preston North End, died aged 91 last Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - A civic funeral will be held for England football great Tom Finney, it has been announced.

Finney, who spent his entire career with home town club Preston North End, died aged 91 last Friday.

Primarily a winger, Finney - nicknamed he 'Preston Plumber' on account of working in the family business while pursuing his football career - made 433 appearances for Preston North End from 1946-1960 and won 76 England caps, scoring 30 goals.

He will be honoured at a civic funeral at Preston Minster in the north-west English town on Feb 27 before private family service takes place.

 
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