English striker who spent 14 years with the Preston North End football club.
He left school at 14 to work in his family's plumbing business and was soon noticed by a soccer coach forming a new junior league.
Before he could get started in the professional leagues, World War II broke out and he went to serve in Egypt and Italy.
His father forbade him to play organized soccer until after he completed his apprenticeship in the family plumbing business.
He and Bobby Charlton both starred on the English national team.