Today we look back at the career of Tom Finney, a former England top scorer with 30 goals.
Tom Finney was England's top scorer for six years after finishing his international career with 30 goals.
What made this tally even more impressive was that Finney was not an out-and-out striker, rather one of the greatest wingers this country has ever produced.
In fact, 40 of his 76 appearances for the Three Lions came on the right wing, 33 were wide on the left, with just three as a centre-forward.
But it mattered little as Finney, dubbed the Preston Plumber due to business interests in his hometown, worked in superb tandem with England's other wing wizard of the era - Stanley Matthews.
Finney made his England debut in 1946 and he made a dream start with a goal in a 7-2 win over Northern Ireland.
Unsurprisingly, he kept his place and scored the only goal of the game in his second appearance against the Republic of Ireland two days later.
This was a golden period for the England team as they unofficially ruled the world and handed out a series of comprehensive defeats to the likes of Portugal (10-0), Italy (4-0) and Switzerland (6-1).
Perhaps Finney's finest individual performance came against Portugal at Luton's Kenilworth Road in 1950 when, in a team that included the likes of Stan Mortensen, Wilf Mannion and Jackie Milburn, he scored four goals in a 5-3 victory.
It was no surprise that the winger was a key member of the 1950 World Cup Finals squad in Brazil, but after a 2-0 win in the first match of the tournament against Chile, Finney was part of the team who sensationally lost 1-0 against USA.
Four years later Finney was on top form going into the 1954 World Cup having been named Footballer of the Year, but England again failed to qualify from the group stages at the Switzerland tournament.
Meanwhile, at club level, Finney spent his entire career with Preston North End and scored 187 goals in 433 League matches. However, he was unfortunate never to win a championship medal or The FA Cup despite his best efforts.
North End were twice runners-up in Division One, while they suffered defeat in the 1954 FA Cup Final to West Bromwich Albion.
Finney's superb displays continued - he won the Footballer of the Year award for a second time in 1957 - until his final England appearance against USSR in 1958.
By then he had been capped 76 times and played in another World Cup in Sweden, although again England failed to make it to the knock-out stages.
Finney's 30-goal tally remained the England record until Jimmy Greaves surpassed it in 1962 and for legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly he was one of the best players to ever pull on an England shirt.
"He would have been great in any team, any match and in any age – even if he had been wearing an overcoat," Shankly once said.
"He had the opposition so frightened that they’d have a man marking him when warming up before the kick-off."