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9 January 2018

Town to pay tribute after passing of goalscoring legend

Town legend Ted Phillips has passed away at the age of 84.

Ted joined the Club from Leiston in December 1953 and made his debut against Watford a few months later and so began a career at Portman Road that put his name into Blues’ history.

He went on to make 295 appearances for Town, scoring a staggering 181 goals in his 10 years at the Club before joining Leyton Orient in 1964.

His partnership with Ray Crawford was the most potent in English football in 1961/62 and helped Ipswich Town become League champions, the duo sharing 61 goals between them that season.

Photo: Phillips, second from right, in training with his team-mates at Portman Road

Ted also bagged 41 league goals in the Club’s Division 3 South championship winning season of 1956/57 and is firmly established as one of the leading goalscorers in Town history.

As well as having what was said to be one of the powerful shots in English football, he was also a talented cricketer and represented Suffolk as a fast bowler.

Ipswich Town Football Club sends deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ted at this sad time and will pay tribute to the former Blue before Saturday’s game against Leeds.     

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