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10 July 2021

Club pays tribute to the loss of a legend

Town legend Paul Mariner has passed away at the age of 68. 

Having began his career at Plymouth Argyle, Paul moved to Ipswich in 1976 and established himself as a key player in one of the most successful sides in the Club's history. 

He was part of Sir Bobby Robson's FA Cup winning side of 1978 and went on to lift the 1981 UEFA Cup with Blues.

He made his international bow for England in 1977 and went on to win 35 caps, leading the line for England in the 1982 World Cup finals. 

Paul departed Town for Arsenal in 1984 and also played for Portsmouth, Wollongong City, Albany Capitals and San Francisco Bay before hanging up his playing boots in 1993. 

He later managed former side Plymouth as well as Toronto FC. 

A true great for Club and country, Paul was inducted into the Ipswich Town Hall of Fame in 2011 and in total scored 135 goals for Blues in 339 appearances.

“It’s incredibly sad news and the thoughts of everyone at the Club are with Paul's family and friends at this very difficult time,” said Town CEO, Mark Ashton.

Town will wear black armbands at this afternoon’s fixture with Dartford as a mark of respect.

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