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Glowing tributes have been paid at the funeral of Sir Tom Finney in Preston. His old friend Sir Jimmy Armfield spoke of a man who reached the top of the game but never forgot his roots.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of fans have lined the route of Sir Tom Finney's funeral cortege in Preston.
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.
Crowds have amassed at Preston's Deepdale stadium to watch the service, while thousands are also lining the streets to pay their respects.
A floral tribute from FIFA, the international football federation, offers a tribute to a player described as one of the game's greatest.
Preston North End playing staff and management have carried the coffin of former player Sir Tom Finney into Preston Minster ahead of his funeral service.
Fellow football legends have been paying their respects to Sir Tom Finney as his funeral gets underway.
Sir Tom Finney's funeral cortege has arrived at Preston North End's Deepdale stadium, met with applause from fans who have lined the streets to pay tribute.
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Thousands of people lined the streets of Preston and some of the biggest names in football attended the funeral of Sir Tom Finney in Preston
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of celebrated footballer Sir Tom Finney in Preston today.