Ipswich Town

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Factfile:

Nickname: Tractor Boys

Founded: 1878

Manager: Paul Lambert

Stadium: Portman Road

Current league position: 10th

Last season’s finish: 11th

Current top scorer: Gwion Edwards (5 goals in all competitions)

FFV’s one for the future: Armando Dobra

INTRODUCTION…

The club was founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936; it was subsequently elected to join the Football League in 1938.

Ipswich won their only English league title in 1961–62, their first season in the top flight, and finished runners-up in 1980–81 and 1981–82.

They won the FA Cup in 1977–78 and the UEFA Cup in 1980–81. The club has competed in all three major European club competitions and has never lost at home in European competition, having defeated teams such as Real Madrid, A.C. Milan, Inter Milan, Lazio and Barcelona at home.

Credit: Ipswich Town FC
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