Preston North End's captain has described Sir Tom Finney as an "inspiration to every player who appeared for the club".
Speaking alongside him on their arrival at Preston Minster, manager Simon Grayson added: "It's a sad day but one which we should celebrate what he achieved.
"He was a humble person. I was privileged to meet him."
Sir Tom Finney always played with pride for Preston North End. Today Preston proudly said goodbye to its favourite son.
Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the funeral of celebrated footballer Sir Tom Finney in Preston today.