Tom Finney Honoured with Walk Of Fame plaque in home town
27 February 2017
One of the greatest English footballers and Preston's favourite son has been honoured with a Football Walk of Fame plaque in his home town.
Tom Finney is the latest legend to be immortalized with a bronze plaque at the club where he played for all of his career. During half time at the recent Preston North End v Brentford match, Tom’s son Brian was presented with a Walk of Fame plaque dedicated to his father. The plaque, based on an illustration by 'Master of Movement' and the legendary artist behind You Are The Ref, Paul Trevillion, will reside in the main reception area of the Sir Tom Finney Stand at Deepdale.
National Football Museum Interim Director Kevin Haygarth, speaking of the England and Preston legend said: ‘I’m sure had Sir Tom been here today he would have dedicated this to everyone in Preston. Arguably, he was the most talented player of his era and it is our honour to include him amongst the other legends who have made the Football Walk of Fame so far.’
Sir Tom's plaque also features outside the museum in Manchester where last year, in association with Paul Trevillion and You Are the Ref.com, the world’s first Football Walk of Fame was launched.
Image shows Brian Finney with the plaque.