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Preston North End Football Club (often shortened to PNE) is a professional football club in Preston, Lancashire, whose team currently plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English football league system.

Originally a cricket club, Preston have been based at Deepdale since 1875. The club first took up football in 1878 as a winter fitness activity and decided to focus on it in May 1880, when the football club was officially founded.

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The 2013-14 season marked the 125th anniversary of the Football League's formation and of Preston winning the first ever championship undefeated. To mark the occasion, a special crest was commissioned that incorporated the traditional Proud Preston initials and their old nickname. The new badge evidently went down well and it reappeared the following season with the script "Established 1880" on the lower scroll.

Home kit: White with navy trim with navy shorts
Away Kit: Yellow

Historically, Preston North End's main rivalry has been with Blackpool and the West Lancashire derby between the two clubs has been contested across all four divisions of the Football League since 1901. Preston's local rivals in the league in recent years have included Burnley, Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.

  • Football League First Division: 1888–89, 1889–90
  • Football League Second Division/Football League First Division/Championship: 1903–04, 1912–13, 1950–51
  • Football League Third Division/Football League Second Division/League 1: 1970–71, 1999–2000
  • Football League Fourth Division/Football League Third Division/League 2: 1995–96
  • FA Cup: 1889, 1938
  • Football League War Cup: 1941

In 1996, Preston's Third Division title made them the third club to have been champions of all four professional leagues in English football. This feat has also been achieved by Wolverhampton Wanderers in 1988, local rivals Burnley in 1992, and both Sheffield United and Portsmouth in 2017.

  • Most Goals (Overall): Tom Finney, 210 goals from 473 appearances.
  • Most League Goals: Tom Finney, 187 goals from 433 appearances.
  • Most League Goals in a Season: Ted Harper, 37 in Football League Second Division, 1932–33
  • Record Attendance: 42,684 v Arsenal, Football League First Division, 23 April 1938
  • Record Cup Victory: 26–0 v Hyde, FA Cup, 15 October 1887
  • Record League Victory: 10–0 v Stoke, Football League Division One, 14 September 1889
  • Record Defeat: 0–7 v Blackpool, Division 1, 1 May 1948
  • Transfer Record (Paid): In excess of £1,500,000 for Brad Potts from Barnsley, January 2019
  • Transfer Record (Received): £10,000,000 for Jordan Hugill to West Ham Utd, January 2018
  • Youngest Ever Player: Brandon Zibaka 16 years and 161 days
  • Oldest Ever Player: Bob Kelly 41 years and two months
  • Sir Thomas Finney CBE (5 April 1922 – 14 February 2014) was an English footballer who played from 1946 to 1960 as an outside left for Preston North End and England. He is widely acknowledged to have been one of the sport's greatest-ever players. He was noted for his loyalty to Preston, for whom he made 569 first-class appearances, and for many outstanding performances in international matches. In later life, Finney was Club President of both Preston and of non-league Kendal Town F.C. For his charitable work, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1961 New Year Honours and a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1992 New Year Honours and was knighted in the 1998 New Year Honours.



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