Ipswich Town Football Club are an English professional football team
based in Ipswich, Suffolk. As of the 2013–14 season, they play in the
Football League Championship, having last appeared in the Premier League
in 2001–02, making them the league's longest-serving club. The club
was founded in 1878 but did not turn professional until 1936, joining
the Football League in 1938. They play their home games at Portman Road
in Ipswich. The only fully professional football club in Suffolk, they
have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with Norwich City in Norfolk,
with whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 138 times since
1902. Ipswich won the English league title in 1961–62, and have twice
finished runners-up. They won the FA Cup in 1977–78, and the UEFA Cup
in 1980–81. They have competed in the top two tiers of English
football uninterrupted since 1957–58, currently the longest streak
among Championship clubs. They have competed in all three European club
competitions, and have never lost at home in European competition.
Former managers include Alf Ramsey (statue at Portman Road pictured) and
Bobby Robson, both of whom later managed the England national team.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_Town_F.C.>
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