Funeral for Preston football legend Sir Tom Finney

Preston football legend Sir Tom Finney will be laid to rest today.

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Preston fans say emotional goodbye to Finney

Preston North End fans said an emotional farewell to Sir Tom Finney this afternoon as thousands gathered in the stands at the club's stadium to watch his funeral service.

Fans sing along during the service which was broadcast live to fans at Deepdale
Fans sing along during the service which was broadcast live to fans at Deepdale Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The ceremony was broadcast live to Deepdale from Preston Minster, where hundreds of guests - including some of British football's great and good - united to pay their respects.

A woman in a Preston North End shirt appears tearful as the service is shown
A woman in a Preston North End shirt appears tearful as the service is shown Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA
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Sir Tom Finney's coffin leaves Preston Minster

Sir Tom Finney's coffin has left Preston Minster after a service attended by 600 invited guests, including the football legend's former England colleagues Sir Bobby Charlton and Jimmy Armfield.

Thousands more watched on outside and at Preston North End's Deepdale stadium as a town paid tributes to one of the nation's greatest-ever players.

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Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to 'local boy done good'

Fellow footballing icon Jimmy Armfield is among the speakers at Sir Tom Finney's funeral in Preston today, describing him as "the classic case of the local boy done good".

The former Blackpool right-back is paying tribute alongside a number of figures from the game, including Sir Bobby Charlton and the current Preston North End staff.

Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to his friend and former England colleague Sir Tom Finney
Jimmy Armfield pays tribute to his friend and former England colleague Sir Tom Finney Credit: ITV News

Crowds have amassed at Preston's Deepdale stadium to watch the service, while thousands are also lining the streets to pay their respects.

Crowds at Preston's Deepdale stadium to watch Sir Tom Finney's funeral service
Sir Tom's image can be seen in the stands at Deepdale Credit: ITV News

A floral tribute from FIFA, the international football federation, offers a tribute to a player described as one of the game's greatest.

A floral tribute from FIFA at the service in Preston
A floral tribute from FIFA at the service in Preston Credit: PA

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