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31 July 2020

On the 11th anniversary of his passing, the Club website pays tribute to Sir Bobby Robson, a man who contributed so much to Ipswich Town and football as a whole.

Sir Bobby Robson passed away on this day in 2009.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest managers ever, Sir Bobby had an illustrious career in the beautiful game.

Here we look at some of his finest moments that were caught on camera.

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In the moment. Sir Bobby eagerly watches on from the sidelines during his Town days.



The sweet taste of victory. Sir Bobby achieved so much but always had time for the fans.


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FA Cup winners. One of Town's greatest achievements was largely thanks to Sir Bobby as he guided Blues to a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at Wembley in 1978.



No I in team. Tommy Parkin, Kevin O'Callaghan, Robin Turner, Sir Bobby, Charlie Woods and Bobby Ferguson watch on in a European encounter for Town. Blues would go on to lift the UEFA Cup trophy in 1981 under Sir Bobby's management - another fine moment in the Club's history.



Three Lions on the shirt. Having accepted the England job, Sir Bobby talks tactics with former skipper Bryan Robson.


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Barca brilliance. Following eight years with England, and spells at PSV, Sporting Lisbon and Porto, Sir Bobby moved to the Nou Camp. Here he's pictured with Jose Mourinho (left) and Ronaldo as the trio celebrate winning the European Cup-Winners' Cup in 1997.



Familiar faces. Sir Bobby, now manager of Newcastle, shakes hands with Town manager George Burley. George featured regularly as a player for Blues under Sir Bobby's guidance before taking up coaching.



Respect. Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby, two of UK football's greatest ever managers, were good friends off the field as well as rivals in the dug-outs.



Never forgotten. A statue of the great man stands proud on Portman Road.



Forever grateful. Town fans show their appreciation as the Club paid tribute following his passing.

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