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Tom Finney

Preston North End FC

76 appearances, 30 goals (one on debut), four penalties

P 76 W 51 D 13 L 12 F x: A x
*(actual F x: A x)
76% successful

1946-58

disciplined: none
captaincies:
none
minutes played:
6870

Profile

Full name Sir Thomas Finney (*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)
Born 5 April 1922 in Preston, Lancashire [registered in Preston, June 1922].
Attended Deepdale County Primary School and Deepdale Modern School
Married to Elsie Noblett in Preston, March 1945 [registered in Preston, December 1945]. Reception held at St Judes Hall.  Elsie died in November 2004, she had suffered with Alzheimers Disease.
Died 14 February 2014 [x].
Height/Weight x' x½", xst. xlbs [x].

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] & FindMyPast.com

Biographies x
 

x. - A Football Compendium, Peter J. Seddon (1999).

Club Career

Club(s) x
Club honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions x

Source

Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of nine who became the 655th player (661) to appear for England.
Position(s) Outside/centre-forward
First match No. 227, 28 September 1946, Ireland 2 England 7, a British Championship match at Windsor Park, Donegall Avenue, Belfast, aged 24 years 176 days.
Last match No. 327, 22 October 1958, England 5 USSR 0, a friendly match at Empire Stadium, Wembley, London, aged 36 years 200 days.
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 1950, 1954, 1958;
British Championships 1946-47, 1947-48, 1948-49, 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1957-58, 1958-59.
Team honours x
Individual honours x
Distinctions England's top goalscorer from 1958, overtaking Vivian Woodward's 47 year-old record. Shared top spot with Nat Lofthouse until Bobby Charlton scored his 31st goal in October 1963.
Finney is the oldest England player to convert a penalty, against USSR in the 1958 World Cup Finals
, aged 36 years 58 days.

Beyond England

x.  - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.x.

 

Tom Finney - Career Statistics
Squads Apps Comp.
Apps
Starts Sub on Sub off Mins. Goals Goals Av.min Comp.
Goals
Pens Capt. Disc.
- 76 39 76 0 0 6870 30 229 min 12 5
1
none none
Due to the fact that many matches rarely stuck to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries, errors and substitutions.  The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.

 

Tom Finney - Match Record - All Matches
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Tom Finney - Match Record - By Colour of Shirt
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Blue - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Tom Finney - Match Record - By Type of Match
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
World Cup - - - - - - - - - - - - -

ECP

0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
ECF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 =0
European Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Championship - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Friendly - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Tom Finney - Match Record - Tournament Matches
All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
x - - - - - - - - - - - - -
All - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

Tom Finney - Match History
 Club: Preston North End F.C. - 70 full caps

Coach: Walter Winterbottom - 70 full capsx

Age x
1 - x - x, x x x x x

Notes

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