Happy Birthday Sir Tom(April 05, 2012)
Preston North End's greatest footballer has turned 90 today. Sir Tom Finney was a one club man and put Preston on the world map. A former footballer of the year and at one time Englands top goal scorer, Sir Tom was a true legend of the game.
Like many footballers of his generation Sir Tom also served in the Second World War in North Africa and Italy.
Mark said "There is nobody who deserves the accolade of legend more than Tom. Preston born and bred, an unwavering loyalty to Preston football club there is no one who personifies Preston better than Sir Tom Finney.
"For the last 12 years as Preston’s MP I have met Tom several times. He is a true gentleman, a great footballer and a great man. I wish him a very Happy Birthday."