16 Feb 2014

Former England great Finney dies at 91

7:12 am on 16 February 2014

Sir Tom Finney, one of England's greatest players who was famously known as the 'Preston Plumber, has died at the age of 91.

Finney won 76 England caps, scoring 30 goals, and was voted Footballer of the Year in 1954 and 1957 - the first man to receive the accolade twice.

He also scored 210 goals in 473 appearances for his boyhood club before retiring in 1960 and returning to his trade as a plumber before becoming a newspaper columnist.

Finney, who could play on the right and left wing or at centre-forward, had joined his hometown club Preston as an amateur in 1937, turning professional three years later.