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TOM FINNEY

Pa News Photo 25/8/56
Tom Finney England and Preston North End Forward in a Shower of Water Spray which Almost Completely Hides Chelsea Left-Back Bellet as they Tussle for the Ball on the Soaked Pitch at Stamford Bridge, London

Preston North End Football Club is a professional football club in Preston, Lancashire, England

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great black-and-white photograph captures the intensity and passion of a football match between England and Preston North End star Tom Finney and Chelsea's left-back Bellet. The image, taken on August 25, 1956, at Stamford Bridge in London, shows Finney in the midst of a fierce tussle with Bellet over the ball. The rain-soaked pitch adds to the chaotic scene, with both players fully immersed in the action. Tom Finney, affectionately known as "The Magic Sigil" for his exceptional skill and creativity on the field, is seen here in his element. His determination and focus are evident as he battles for possession, despite the heavy downpour and Bellet's attempts to shield the ball. Finney's distinctive number 9 jersey is barely visible under the cascade of water, adding to the sense of drama and energy in the photograph. Bellet, on the other hand, is almost completely hidden from view, with only his left leg and part of his jersey visible. The intensity of the moment has left him drenched and disheveled, but his expression remains focused and determined. The photograph is a testament to the physical and mental demands of professional football, as well as the unwavering dedication and passion of the players. Tom Finney's legendary status in English football is further cemented by this powerful image, which captures the essence of his talent and tenacity on the pitch. This photograph is a valuable historical document, providing a glimpse into the past of English football and the careers of two iconic players. It is a reminder of the rich history and tradition of the sport, and the enduring appeal of the beautiful game.

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