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Ipswich Town Football Club

Ipswich Town


  • Name: Ipswich Town Football Club

  • Nickname: The Blues / The Tractor Boys

  • Founded: 1878

  • Ground: Portman Road

  • Ground capacity: 29,673

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The Facts

Ipswich Town Football Club is a professional football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England.

Ipswich Town were founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936; the club was elected to the Football League in 1938. Ipswich won the league title in 1961–62, their first season in the top flight, and finished runners-up in 1980–81 and 1981–82.

They finished in the top six in the First Division for ten years, and won the FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Cup in 1981. They have never lost at home in European competition, having defeated teams such as Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Lazio and Barcelona.

Ipswich play their home games at Portman Road. They have a long-standing rivalry with Norwich City, against whom they contest the East Anglian derby. The club's traditional home colours are blue shirts with white shorts and blue socks.

For further information check out their Official website