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It's a bit more special the award is now so closely associated to Sir Tom Finney - one of the greatest players, gentlemen and role models English football has ever seen.
It read: "Preston North End have been informed of the extremely sad news of the passing of Sir Tom Finney.
Sir Tom Finney As a mark of respect, a minute's silence was held before Preston's home game with Leyton Orient and Preston's players all wore black armbands and shirts bearing the name Finney above their squad numbers.
They are also the team of Sir Tom Finney and his statue - the iconic image of him sliding across the turf, leaving a fountain in his wake - was mobbed as Preston fans paid homage.
The same applies to the Wolves and England captain Billy Wright, who was regarded as one of the best defenders in the world, and the legendary Sir Tom Finney of whom Bill Shankly said 'Tom Finney would have been great in any team, in any match and in any age.
SIR Tom Finney has been honoured by the great and the good of British football at his funeral in Preston.
Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey was also among those at the service, and he said: "The great and the good of football have come out to say farewell to Sir Tom Finney - a man who was a genuine legend of our game.
ALMOST at the same time as Sir Tom Finney, one of football's greats and a gentleman, died, Man U were offering Wayne Rooney a PS300,000-a-week new contract.
The funeral of Sir Tom Finney, who died last week aged 91, will be a civic affair in Preston, whose people will pay their respects to one of their own, But the whole of Britain should give thanks to this fine man, who was a colossus on the pitch, for his only club, his beloved North End, and off it too.
Third-placed Orient travelled to fourth-placed Preston, with a moving tribute to Sir Tom Finney observed by both sides before they played out a 1-1 draw.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir Tom Finney, former footballer, 91; Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, 76; Jane Asher, actress/writer, 67; Agnetha Faltskog (pictured) singer (ABBA), 63.
Sir Tom Finney, former footballer, 87; Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, 72; Michael Moriarty, actor, 68; Jane Asher, actress/writer, 63; Agnetha Faltskog, singer (ABBA), 59; Stan Ridgeway, singer, 55; John Hartson, right, former footballer, 34.