Player Info

  • Sir Thomas Finney

  • Born: 5th April 1922, Preston, Lancashire
  • Died: 14th February 2014, aged 91
  • England Career: 1946-1958
  • Positions whilst with England: Outside Right, Outside Left & Centre Forward
  • Clubs whilst with England: Preston North End
  • Born and breed in Preston, just a stone throw from the Preston North End ground Deepdale, Sir Tom made a name for himself during the Second World War through war-time friendly matches but had to wait until the end of hostilities for his debut in August 1946. An England call up was only natural a month later. Finney spent 14 years at Preston notching up 433 appearances and 187 goals. He was knighted in 1998 and was footballer of the year 1954 & 1957 but never won a major club honour. His solitary FA Cup Final appearance was in 1954 where Preston lost 2-3 to West Bromich Albion.
    Eqaully adept on the left or right wing, and occassionly as a centre forward.

Career Statistics

Match Statistics

    • Match Type
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Friendly
    • 37
    • 18
    • 0
    • 3263
    • 0
    • 0
    • World Cup Qualifier
    • 9
    • 0
    • 0
    • 810
    • 0
    • 0
    • World Cup Finals
    • 7
    • 2
    • 0
    • 660
    • 0
    • 0
    • British Home Championship
    • 23
    • 10
    • 0
    • 2070
    • 0
    • 0
    • Competitive
    • 39
    • 12
    • 0
    • 3540
    • 0
    • 0
    • Home, Away or Neutral
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Home
    • 30
    • 9
    • 0
    • 2700
    • 0
    • 0
    • Away
    • 40
    • 19
    • 0
    • 3533
    • 0
    • 0
    • Neutral
    • 6
    • 2
    • 0
    • 570
    • 0
    • 0
    • Match Result
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Won
    • 51
    • 25
    • 0
    • 4590
    • 0
    • 0
    • Drawn
    • 12
    • 2
    • 0
    • 1110
    • 0
    • 0
    • Lost
    • 12
    • 3
    • 0
    • 1080
    • 0
    • 0
    • Abandoned
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
    • 23
    • 0
    • 0
    • Playing Positions
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Outside Right
    • 41
    • 13
    • 0
    • 3623
    • 0
    • 0
    • Outside Left
    • 32
    • 16
    • 0
    • 2910
    • 0
    • 0
    • Centre Forward
    • 3
    • 1
    • 0
    • 270
    • 0
    • 0
    • Total
    • 76
    • 30
    • 0
    • 6803
    • 0
    • 0

Managers

    • Manager
    • Caps
    • Goals
    • Capt
    • Mins
    • Walter Winterbottom
    • 76
    • 30
    • 0
    • 6803
    • 0
    • 0

    Team Mates (Top 10)

    Sources

    • An English Football Internationals' Who's Who by Douglas Lamming (Hutton Press 1990)
    • England's Who's Who by Tony Matthews (Pitch Publishing 2013)

    Match List