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Founded over 141 years ago in 1878, Ipswich did not turn professional until 1936 and subsequently joined the Football League in 1938. The club play their home matches at Portman Road – an all-seater with a capacity of over 30,000 – and have done since 1884. Don’t forget, you can access all the latest Ipswich Town news here in just a few, simple clicks.
Nicknamed ‘The Tractor Boys’ or ‘The Blues’, they have a long-standing, fierce rivalry with Norwich City, with whom they have contested the East Anglian Derby 148 times since 1902.
Ipswich have won the English league title once in their history, which was achieved in their first season in the top flight in 1961/62. They have also won the FA Cup – beating Arsenal in the 1978 final – and the UEFA Cup in 1981. Overall, the club have competed in all three major European club competitions and have never lost at home, beating the likes of Real Madrid, A.C. Milan and Barcelona.
The Blues have also won the Second Division three times and the Third Division twice. Ipswich are a club packed with incredible history, but recently have slumped and are currently playing in the third tier of English football.
Mick Mills holds the record for league appearances for the club, having played 741 matches between 1966 and 1982. As for Ipswich’s all-time leading goalscorer, that accolade goes to Ray Crawford, netting 203 times in 11 years with the club.