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Ipswich Town
File:Ipswich Town.svg
Ipswich Town's crest used since 1995
Full name Ipswich Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Blues, The Tractor Boys
Founded 1878
Ground Portman Road,
(capacity: 30,311[1])
Owner Marcus Evans
Manager Mick McCarthy
League The Championship
2011–12 The Championship, 15th
Website Club home page
File:Soccerball current event.svg Current season

Ipswich Town Football Club (pron.: /ˈɪpswɪ ˈtn/; also known as Ipswich, The Blues, Town, or The Tractor Boys) are an English professional football team based in Ipswich, Suffolk. As of the 2012–13 season, they play in the Football League Championship, having last appeared in the Premier League in 2001–02, making them the league's longest-serving club.

The club was founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936, and was subsequently elected to join the Football League in 1938. They play their home games at Portman Road in Ipswich. The only fully professional football club in Suffolk, they have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with Norwich City in Norfolk, with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 138 times since 1902.[2]

Ipswich won the English league title once, in 1961–62, and have twice finished runners-up, in 1980–81 and 1981–82. They won the FA Cup in 1977–78, and the UEFA Cup in 1980–81. They have competed in the top two tiers of English football uninterrupted since 1957–58, currently the longest streak among Championship clubs after Coventry were relegated in the 2011–12 season.


Main article: History of Ipswich Town F.C.
For the history of matches versus local rivals Norwich City F.C., see East Anglian derby.

The club was founded as an amateur side in 1878 and were known as Ipswich A.F.C. until 1888 when they merged with Ipswich Rugby Club to form Ipswich Town Football Club.[3] The team won a number of local cup competitions, including the Suffolk Challenge Cup and the Suffolk Senior Cup.[4] They joined the Southern Amateur League in 1907 and, with results improving steadily, became champions in the 1921–22 season.[5] The club won the league a further three times, in 1929–30, 1932–33 and 1933–34, before becoming founder members of the Eastern Counties Football League at the end of the 1934–35 season. A year later, the club turned professional and joined the Southern League, which they won in its first season and finished third in the next.[6]

Ipswich were elected to The Football League on 30 May 1938, and played in Division Three (South) until the end of the 1953–54 season, when they won the title and promotion to Division Two. The club were immediately relegated back to Division Three (South) the following year at the end of a poor season, but made better progress after Scott Duncan was replaced as team manager by Alf Ramsey in August 1955. The club won the Division Three (South) title again in 1956–57, and returned to the higher division. This time, Ipswich established themselves in Division Two, and as the division champions, won promotion to the top level of English football, Division One, in 1960–61.[6]

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Ipswich – AC Milan 1962–63 European Cup programme, on display at the San Siro museum in 2005

In the top flight for the first time, Ipswich became Champions of the Football League at the first attempt in 1961–62.[6] As English league champions, they qualified for the 1962–63 European Cup, defeating Maltese side Floriana 14–1 on aggregate before losing to Milan.[6] Ramsey quit the club in April 1963 to take charge of the England national team; after the team won the 1966 World Cup, he received a knighthood for "services to football" in 1967.[7] Ramsey was replaced by Jackie Milburn,[6] under whose leadership fortunes on the pitch plummeted. Two years after winning the league title, Ipswich slipped down to the Second Division in 1964, conceding 121 league goals in 42 games.[8] Milburn quit after just one full season and was replaced by Bill McGarry in 1964.[6] The club remained in the Second Division for four years until McGarry guided Ipswich to promotion along with his assistant Sammy Chung in the 1967–68 season, winning the division by a single point ahead of Queens Park Rangers.[9] McGarry left to manage Wolves and was replaced by Bobby Robson in January 1969.[6]

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Statue of Sir Alf Ramsey at Portman Road.

Robson led Ipswich to two major trophies and several seasons in top flight European football. The successful period began in 1973 when the club won the Texaco Cup and finished fourth in the league, qualifying for the UEFA Cup for the first time. By the late 1970s, Robson had built a strong side with talent in every department, introducing the Dutch pair Arnold Mühren and Frans Thijssen to add flair to a team that featured British internationals including John Wark, Terry Butcher and Paul Mariner. Ipswich regularly featured in the top five of the league and in the UEFA Cup.[10] At their peak in 1980, they beat Manchester United 6–0 at Portman Road, a game where United goalkeeper Gary Bailey also saved three penalties.[11] Major success came in 1978 when Ipswich beat Arsenal at Wembley Stadium to win their only FA Cup trophy,[12] the triumph was followed by a UEFA Cup victory in 1981. The club also finished as league runners-up in 1981 and 1982.[13][14][15]

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Statue of Sir Bobby Robson at Portman Road.

Robson's success with Ipswich prompted The Football Association to seek his services as manager of the England national team, and in August 1982 he was replaced at the club by his assistant Bobby Ferguson, having taken up the F.A.'s offer.[6] Under Ferguson, Town finished mid-table twice,[16][17] but worsening performances meant that they began to struggle in the top division. Ipswich were finally relegated to the second tier (then called Division Two) in 1985–86.[18][19] Ferguson, who had remained in charge despite the relegation, resigned in May 1987 after reaching the promotion play-offs but failing to return the club to the first division.[6] Ipswich Town were then managed by John Duncan for three years until he was replaced by former West Ham boss John Lyall in May 1990.[20] Lyall guided Ipswich to the Second Division championship and promotion to the new FA Premier League, ready for the 1992–93 season.[21] Suffering only two league defeats before the New Year,[22] Ipswich started the season well and were fourth in the Premier League in January 1993, but a dip in form during the final weeks of the season saw Ipswich finish in a disappointing 16th place.[23] Poor form continued into the following season and Ipswich only avoided relegation that year when Sheffield United suffered a last-gasp 3–2 defeat at Chelsea on the final day of the season.[21] Six months later, fortunes on the pitch had not improved, and Lyall was sacked as Ipswich manager in December 1994 with the club rooted to the bottom of the Premiership.

Lyall's successor, George Burley, was unable to turn team performances around, and Ipswich suffered a Premiership record defeat, 9–0, at Manchester United, on their way to relegation.[24][25] Back in the second tier of the league, Burley led the club to three consecutive promotion playoffs, but they were to endure defeats in all three semi-finals. Ipswich finally returned to the Premiership in 2000 after coming from behind to beat Barnsley 4–2 in the last Division One playoff final at Wembley Stadium.[6] Ipswich performed well in the Premiership in their first season with Burley's side finishing in an impressive fifth place—being pipped by Liverpool on the last day of the season for a place in the Champions League. Consolation was a UEFA Cup place and FA Premier League Manager of the Year Award for Burley.[26]

This spell in the top division ended after two seasons and the loss of income due to relegation led to the club going into financial administration.[27] There was the minor consolation of again qualifying for the UEFA Cup, this time via the UEFA Fair Play ranking, and Ipswich survived two ties before losing in the second round proper to Czech side Slovan Liberec.[28] A poor start to the season, culminating in a 3–0 defeat at Grimsby Town, meant that Burley was sacked in October 2002 after nearly eight years as manager.[29] First team manager Tony Mowbray was given four games as caretaker manager, winning once, but he was ultimately replaced as manager by the former Oldham Athletic, Everton and Manchester City manager Joe Royle, who had played for local rival Norwich City.[30] Royle inherited a side struggling near the Division One relegation zone, but revived fortunes such that the team narrowly failed to reach the playoffs.[31] The 2003–04 season saw the club come out of administration and continue to challenge for promotion back to the Premier League.[32] They finished that season in fifth, but were defeated in the playoff semi-finals by West Ham United.[33]

Narrowly missing automatic promotion in 2004–05, Royle again took Ipswich to the play-offs, but once more they lost to West Ham United in the semi-finals.[34] 2005–06 saw Ipswich finish in 15th place—the club's lowest finish since 1966.[35] Joe Royle resigned by mutual consent on 11 May 2006,[36] and a month later, Jim Magilton was officially announced as the new manager.[37] In November 2007, the club were involved in takeover discussions with both businessman Marcus Evans and former Birmingham City director David Sullivan.[38][39] In December 2007, Evans completed his takeover of the club, purchasing an 87.5% stake in the club, investing around £44 million, which included the purchase of the club's existing £32 million debt.[40] The club agreed a sponsorship deal with the Marcus Evans Group on 20 May 2008, lasting until 2013, the longest in the club's history.[41] Magilton was sacked in April 2009, and new Chief Executive Simon Clegg replaced him with Roy Keane.[42] Keane's spell as manager came to an end after an unsuccessful 18 months, when he was sacked in January 2011, to be replaced briefly by Ian McParland in a caretaker role before Paul Jewell took the reins on a permanent basis.[43] With Ipswich bottom of the Championship, Jewell left his position on 24 October 2012 by mutual consent.[44] He was replaced temporarily by Chris Hutchings for a single match in a caretaker role, before Mick McCarthy was appointed full time on 1 November 2012.[45]

Colours and crest[]

File:Old ITFC Crest.png

Crest used from 1972 to 1995

One of Ipswich Town's nicknames is The Blues, stemming from their traditional kit, which is predominantly blue. Since turning professional, Ipswich have used a number of away colours, including white, orange, red and black vertical stripes, claret and green, cream and black vertical stripes and dark blue and claret.[46]

Ipswich's orange away kit used during the 1999–2000 season

The shirts worn by players of Ipswich Town did not sport a crest until the mid-1960s, when they adopted a design featuring a gold lion rampant guardant on a red background on the left half and three gold ramparts on a blue background on the right half.[46] In 1972, the crest was redesigned as the result of a competition, won by the Treasurer of the Supporters Club, John Gammage. Each element of the new design was intended to represent the region.[47]

I regarded the Suffolk Punch as a noble animal, well suited to dominate our design and represent the club. And to complete the badge I thought of the town of Ipswich which contains many historical buildings, including the Wolsey Gate, and is close to the sea with a large dock area.

The crest was modified in 1995 after consultation with a Supporters Forum, with the turrets of the Wolsey Gate moved to the top of the crest, the yellow background changed to red, the Suffolk Punch given a more dominant physique and the F.C. expanded to Football Club. Three stars were added to the sleeve of the teams away shirt for the 2004–05 season,[48] and also to the home kit for the 2005–06 season.[49] These stars were added to represent the three major trophies which Ipswich Town have won; the FA Cup, the UEFA Cup and the old Division One. The stars were relocated directly above the crest when the shirt was redesigned prior to the 2007–08 season.[50]

In 2006, the club donated 500 orange and blue and white shirts to children in Iraq.[51]


File:2002-07-16 Portman Road.jpg

Panorama of Portman Road, facing the Sir Bobby Robson Stand

Between 1878 and 1884, Ipswich Town played at two grounds in the town, Broom Hill and Brook's Hall,[52] but in 1884, the club moved to Portman Road and have played there ever since.[1] At their new home, Ipswich became one of the first clubs to implement the use of goal nets, in 1890,[1] but the more substantial elements of ground development did not begin until, in 1901, a tobacco processing plant was built along the south edge of the ground.

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Average and peak attendances from 1936.

The first stand, a wooden structure, was built on the Portman Road side of the pitch in 1905. In 1911 the roof was blown off,[1] and the ground was later commandeered by the British Army for the duration of World War I. The club turned professional in 1936, and work began on the first bank of terracing at the north end of the pitch. The following year, on the back of winning the Southern League, a similar terrace was built at the southern "Churchmans" end.[I] All sides were terraced by 1954, and floodlights were erected in 1959 for use in lower light conditions.[1] The two-tier Portman Stand was built along the east side of the ground in place of the existing terraces in 1971, and the West Stand was extended in 1982 by the addition of a third tier. The rebuilt West Stand was renamed as the "Pioneer Stand" as a result of the club's sponsorship by the electronics company Pioneer Corporation and was converted to all-seating in 1990.[1] In 1990, following the recommendations of the Taylor Report in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster the previous year, the terraces in both the north and south stands were also converted to all-seating, creating the first complete all-seater stadium in the top flight of English football with a spectator capacity of 22,600.[1]

Success on the pitch led to further investment in the infrastructure, with the club spending over £22 million on redeveloping both North and South stands, resulting in a current capacity of 30,311. In the past ten years, statues of both Sir Alf Ramsey and Sir Bobby Robson have been unveiled outside the stadium.[53][54] The North Stand was renamed in honour of former manager Bobby Robson in September 2009. On 31 March 2012, in conjunction with celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Ipswich Town winning the 1st Division on their 1st attempt, the South Stand was renamed in honour of Ipswich and England's former manager Sir Alf Ramsey. Portman Road now features two stands named after their own most successful managers in the club history as well as being England's most successful managers. The playing surface at Portman Road is highly regarded and has been voted best pitch in the league on a number of occasions.[55] The former groundsman, Alan Ferguson, received a number of accolades, including both Premiership and Championship Groundsman of the Year.[56][57]


During the 2008–09 season, Ipswich Town recorded an average attendance of 18,873, approximately 63% of available capacity, the seventh-highest attendance in The Championship.[58] The highest attendance of the season was 28,274 in the local derby against Norwich City.[59]

Locally, much is made of the informal title "Pride of Anglia". Fans claim the title for either winning the East Anglian Derby, finishing highest in the league, having the better current league position, having the more successful club history. The club's main local rival is Norwich City. When the two teams meet it is known as the 'East Anglian derby', or, informally, as the 'Old Farm derby', a comic reference to the 'Old Firm Derby' played between Scottish teams Celtic and Rangers.[60]

A recent nickname for Town is "The Tractor Boys", which was coined during the club's brief period in the Premiership (2000–01) when the team regularly competed against more fashionable clubs. The nickname is an example of self-deprecating humour referring to Ipswich's agricultural heritage.[61] The origins of the nickname are not certain, but the first generally-accepted use of the nickname appeared at a losing away game at Birmingham City late in the 1998–99 season, with the home fans chanting "no noise from the Tractor Boys", a name which stuck.[62] Barracking by supporters of more established Premiership clubs during Town's spell in the Premiership lent the ironic chant: '1–0 to the Tractor Boys' increased potency and publicity, and the nickname is commonly used by the media.[63][64] Former Town manager Jim Magilton commented in the local press that he disliked the nickname, saying that it conjured up, "images of carrot-crunching yokels";[61] while players such as Matt Holland accepted the chant with good humour.[61]

Statistics and records[]

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League positions since 1938–39 season.
Horizontal lines indicate league divisions.

Mick Mills holds the record for Ipswich league appearances, having played 591 first-team matches between 1966 and 1982. The club's top league goalscorer is Ray Crawford, who scored 203 goals between 1958 and 1969, while Ted Phillips holds the record for the most goals scored in a season, 41 in the 1956–57 season in Division Three (South). Allan Hunter is the most capped player for the club, making 47 appearances for Northern Ireland.

The club's widest victory margins in the league have been their 7–0 wins against Portsmouth in the Second Division in 1964, against Southampton in the First Division in 1974 and against West Bromwich Albion in the First Division in 1976. Their heaviest defeats in the league were 10–1 against Fulham in 1963 and 9–0 against Manchester United in 1995.

Ipswich's record home attendance is 38,010 for a sixth round FA Cup match against Leeds United on 8 March 1975. With the introduction of regulations enforcing all-seater stadiums, it is unlikely that this record will be beaten in the foreseeable future.

The highest transfer fee received for an Ipswich player is £8.1 million as part of a deal worth in excess of £12 million from Sunderland for Connor Wickham in June 2011,[65] while the most spent by the club on a player was £4.75 million for Matteo Sereni from Sampdoria in July 2001, following the club's qualification for the UEFA Cup.[66]


As of 13 November 2012.[67]

Current squad[]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 File:Flag of England.svg GK Scott Loach
2 File:Flag of Wales 2.svg DF Elliott Hewitt
3 File:Flag of England.svg DF Aaron Cresswell
4 File:Flag of England.svg DF Luke Chambers
5 File:Flag of England.svg FW DJ Campbell (on loan from Queens Park Rangers)
6 File:Flag of England.svg DF Danny Higginbotham (on loan from Stoke City)
7 File:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg MF Carlos Edwards (captain)
8 File:Flag of Senegal.svg MF Guirane N'Daw (on loan from AS Saint-Étienne)
9 File:Flag of England.svg FW Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
10 File:Flag of England.svg FW Michael Chopra
11 File:Flag of England.svg MF Lee Martin
12 File:Flag of England.svg GK Arran Lee-Barrett
13 File:Flag of Ireland.svg GK Stephen Henderson (on loan from West Ham United)
14 File:Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg FW Jason Scotland
15 File:Flag of England.svg DF Tyrone Mings
No. Position Player
17 File:Flag of England.svg MF Andy Drury
19 File:Flag of England.svg MF Luke Hyam
20 File:Flag of New Zealand.svg DF Tommy Smith
21 File:Flag of Tunisia.svg DF Bilel Mohsni (on loan from Southend United)
22 File:Ulster banner.svg MF Josh Carson
23 File:Flag of England.svg MF Nigel Reo-Coker
24 File:Flag of England.svg DF Bradley Orr (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
26 File:Flag of England.svg FW Paul Taylor
27 File:Flag of Ireland.svg FW Daryl Murphy (on loan from Celtic)
28 File:Flag of Ireland.svg FW Ronan Murray
29 File:Flag of England.svg DF Jack Ainsley
30 File:Flag of England.svg DF Joe Whight
31 File:Flag of England.svg MF Byron Lawrence
32 File:Ulster banner.svg MF Cormac Burke
File:Flag of the Central African Republic.svg DF Kelly Youga

Out on Loan[]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
18 File:Flag of England.svg FW Nathan Ellington (at Scunthorpe United until January 2013)

Players of the Year[]

Main article: Ipswich Town F.C. Player of the Year

Towards the end of each season, a player is voted as "Player of the Year" by the fans. For the 2011–12 season the player of the year was Aaron Cresswell who received over 40% of the votes.


Main article: List of Ipswich Town F.C. managers
As of 29 December 2012. Only permanent managers are shown.
Name Nationality From To M W D L Win %
O'Brien, MickMick O'Brien File:Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 01936-05-2929 May 1936 01937-08-1111 August 1937 700139000000000000039 700125000000000000025 70009000000000000009 70005000000000000005 700164099999990000064.1
Duncan, ScottScott Duncan File:Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 01937-11-1212 November 1937 01955-08-077 August 1955 7002505000000000000505 7002205000000000000205 7002113000000000000113 7002187000000000000187 700140600000000000040.6
Ramsey, AlfAlf Ramsey File:Flag of England.svg England 01955-08-088 August 1955 01963-04-3030 April 1963 7002369000000000000369 7002176000000000000176 700175000000000000075 7002118000000000000118 700147700000000000047.7
Milburn, JackieJackie Milburn File:Flag of England.svg England 01963-05-011 May 1963 01964-09-088 September 1964 700156000000000000056 700111000000000000011 700112000000000000012 700133000000000000033 700119600000000000019.6
McGarry, BillBill McGarry File:Flag of England.svg England 01964-10-055 October 1964 01968-11-2323 November 1968 7002196000000000000196 700180000000000000080 700162000000000000062 700154000000000000054 700140800999990000040.8
Robson, BobbyBobby Robson File:Flag of England.svg England 01969-01-1313 January 1969 01982-08-1818 August 1982 7002709000000000000709 7002316000000000000316 7002173000000000000173 7002220000000000000220 700144600000000000044.6
Ferguson, BobbyBobby Ferguson File:Flag of England.svg England 01982-08-1919 August 1982 01987-05-1717 May 1987 7002258000000000000258 700197000000000000097 700161000000000000061 7002100000000000000100 700137600000000000037.6
Duncan, JohnJohn Duncan File:Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 01987-06-1717 June 1987 01990-05-055 May 1990 7002161000000000000161 700173000000000000073 700129000000000000029 700159000000000000059 700145300000000000045.3
Lyall, JohnJohn Lyall File:Flag of England.svg England 01990-05-1111 May 1990 01994-12-055 December 1994 7002231000000000000231 700177000000000000077 700175000000000000075 700179000000000000079 700133300999990000033.3
Burley, GeorgeGeorge Burley File:Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland 01994-12-2828 December 1994 02002-10-1111 October 2002 7002413000000000000413 7002188000000000000188 700196000000000000096 7002129000000000000129 700145500000000000045.5
Royle, JoeJoe Royle File:Flag of England.svg England 02002-10-2828 October 2002 02006-05-1111 May 2006 7002189000000000000189 700181000000000000081 700148000000000000048 700160000000000000060 700142900000000000042.9
Magilton, JimJim Magilton File:Ulster banner.svg Northern Ireland 02006-06-055 June 2006 02009-04-2222 April 2009 7002148000000000000148 700156000000000000056 700141000000000000041 700151000000000000051 700137800999990000037.8
Keane, RoyRoy Keane File:Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 02009-04-2323 April 2009 02011-01-077 January 2011 700181000000000000081 700128000000000000028 700125000000000000025 700128000000000000028 700134600000000000034.6
Jewell, PaulPaul Jewell File:Flag of England.svg England 02011-01-1313 January 2011 02012-10-2424 October 2012 700185000000000000085 700129000000000000029 700118000000000000018 700138000000000000038 700134100000000000034.1
McCarthy, MickMick McCarthy File:Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 02012-11-011 November 2012 Present 700112000000000000012 70007000000000000007 70002000000000000002 70003000000000000003 700158300000000000058.3


For more details on this topic, see History of Ipswich Town F.C.
Honour Year(s)
Football League champions 1961–62[10]
FA Cup winners 1977–78
UEFA Cup winners 1980–81
Texaco Cup winners 1972–73
Old Second Division champions 1960–61, 1967–68, 1991–92
Old Third Division South champions 1953–54, 1956–57
Southern League champions 1936–37
Suffolk Premier Cup winners 1967–68, 1968–69, 1969–70, 2006–7, 2009–10
Suffolk Senior Cup winners 1886–87, 1888–89, 1889–90, 1895–96, 1899–1900, 1903–04, 1904–05, 1905–06,
1906–07, 1907–08, 1911–12, 1912–13, 1913–14, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1929–30

Ipswich Town in popular culture[]

A number of Ipswich players featured alongside Sylvester Stallone and Pelé in the 1981 prisoner of war film Escape to Victory, including John Wark, Russell Osman, Robin Turner, Laurie Sivell and Kevin O'Callaghan. Other Ipswich Town players stood in for actors in the football scenes—Kevin Beattie for Michael Caine, and Paul Cooper for Sylvester Stallone.[68]


I^ : Up until 2000, when the stand was completely rebuilt, it was commonly referred to as "Churchmans" after the family who owned the tobacco factory (before John Players Ltd) which stood next to it.


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