This Day in History: 2022-12-08

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In 1960 a crowd of more than 30,000 flocked to Deepdale to see Tom Finney play his final game for Preston North End-a 2-0 win over Luton Town. Before the game Finney walked through a guard of honour and then stood on a table at the side of the pitch to give a farewell speech to the crowd. Finney, who was born next to the ground, spent his whole career playing for Preston, amassing 433 appearances over 14 years, as well as 76 caps for England, but was forced to retire by a persistent injury.
Finney addresses the crowd and watching media. His fellow players also stand and listen to show their respect for the Preston legend.