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Former England footballer Sir Tom Finney dies

Former England and Preston North End footballer Sir Tom Finney has died aged 91.

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David Beckham pays tribute to 'England great' Sir Finney

Former England captain David Beckham has paid tribute to Sir Tom Finney, whom he describes as an "England great" and a "true gentleman."

David Beckham heard the news when he landed back in the UK from his recent trip to the Philippines. Credit: Reuters

Writing on his Facebook page, he said:

"I just landed and heard the sad news that Sir Tom Finney had passed away. I was lucky enough to have met him when I was on loan at Preston and he was not just an England great but a true gentleman. My thoughts are with his family."

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