Preston North End Football Club have transferred from the Championship to the UK Corporate Games!
The club are the latest addition to our ever-growing group of Preston Champions – true supporters of the Preston Games. As Silver Champions, the club will be putting their sporting prowess to good use and will be entering over 50 athletes across the 4-day, 22 sport festival. In addition to this, the club will have access to all the major events and celebrations across the weekend, to promote PNE and the City to local and visiting corporates.
In the past Preston were famously successful, being the first winners of The Double in English football. In 1888 – 89, Preston became the only team to go throughout an entire season unbeaten in both the league and FA Cup – also with the record of never conceding a goal in the FA Cup.
Without a doubt, Preston’s greatest player is arguably one of the greatest footballers of all time and a local lad Sir Tom Finney. Finney is regarded as one of the best of his era and scored 30 international goals in his time. Dubbed the "Preston Plumber" due to Finney actually being a plumber, he remained Preston’s most recent full England international until David Nugent who scored on his only international appearance against Andorra.
Bobby Charlton, an England World Cup winner from 1966, was also appointed Preston manager in 1973.
The club stadium is located in Deepdale and was first built in 1860, although it has undergone several redevelopments, growth and regeneration since then. It is claimed to be the longest continuously used football ground in the world, with 135 years of games history on its well-used pitch. The stadium itself holds 23,408 – and it is a fantastic venue.
Quick Club Facts
Some quick facts about Preston North End – England’s Oldest Football Club
42, 684 v Arsenal Division One, 23 April 1938
Record League Victory
10-0 Stoke Division One, 14 September 1889
Record Cup Victory
26-0 v Hyde FA Cup Round One, 15 October 1887
Highest League Scorer in a Season
Ted Harper, 37, Division Two 1932-33
Most League Appearances
Alan Kelly, 447, from 1961-1975