Ipswich Town FC

Ipswich Town had one of their high points as a football club in 1962, when they for the only time won the top league with Alf Ramsey as manager. The second great moment were in 1978 with the FA Cup victory. A second great era culminated with a UEFA Cup victory in 1981 with Bobby Robson as manager. Norwich is their local rivals and the matches between the teams are called The East Anglian Derby.

Basic facts

Founded: 1878
Country: England
City: Ipswich

Home grounds

Broom Hill/Brook’s Hall (1878-1884)
Portman Road (1884-)

Main trophies

First Division/Premier League: 1
FA Cup: 1
UEFA Cup: 1

Prominent players

Frans Thijssen, John Wark, Arnold Mühren

Ipswich Town vs Norwich City
Ipswich Town vs Norwich City at Portman Road Stadium in 2015.

History

The club was founded in 1878 as Ipswich Association FC. Ten years later it merged with the rugby club Ipswich FC and five years after that the rugby was out and only football has been played after that. Ipswich would reside in amateur leagues 50 years until membership in Football League occurred in 1938.

By Oscar Anderson

League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 1
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1938-1939
First title: 1961-1962

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Championship 24 31  
2017-18 Championship 12 60  
2016-17 Championship 16 55  
2015-16 Championship 7 69  
2014-15 Championship 6 78  
2013-14 Championship 9 68  
2012-13 Championship 14 60  
2011-12 Championship 15 61  
2010-11 Championship 13 62  
2009-10 Championship 15 56  
2008-09 Championship 9 66  
2007-08 Championship 8 69  
2006-07 Championship 14 62  
2005-06 Championship 15 56  
2004-05 Championship 3rd 85  
2003-04 1st Division 5 73  
2002-03 1st Division 7 70  
2001-02 Premier League 18 36 Relegated
2000-01 Premier League 5 66  
1999-00 1st Division 3 87 Promoted
1998-99 1st Division 3 86  
1997-98 1st Division 5 83  
1996-97 1st Division 4 74  
1995-96 1st Division 7 69  
1994-95 Premier League 22 29 Relegated
1993-94 Premier League 19 43  
1992-93 Premier League 16 52  
1991-92 2nd Division 1 84 Promoted
1990-91 2nd Division 14 57  
1989-90 2nd Division 9 69  
1988-89 2nd Division 8 73  
1987-88 2nd Division 8 66  
1986-87 2nd Division 5 64  
1985-86 1st Division 20 41 Relegated
1984-85 1st Division 17 50  
1983-84 1st Division 12 53  
1982-83 1st Division 9 58  
1981-82 1st Division 2 83  
1980-81 1st Division 2 56  
1979-80 1st Division 3 53  
1978-79 1st Division 6 49  
1977-78 1st Division 18 35  
1976-77 1st Division 3 52  
1975-76 1st Division 6 46  
1974-75 1st Division 3 51  
1973-74 1st Division 4 47  
1972-73 1st Division 4 48  
1971-72 1st Division 13 38  
1970-71 1st Division 19 34  
1969-70 1st Division 18 31  
1968-69 1st Division 12 41  
1967-68 2nd Division 1 59 Promoted
1966-67 2nd Division 5 50  
1965-66 2nd Division 15 39  
1964-65 2nd Division 5 47  
1963-64 1st Division 22 25 Relegated
1962-63 1st Division 17 35  
1961-62 1st Division 1 56 1st league title
1960-61 2nd Division 1 59 Promoted
1959-60 2nd Division 11 44  
1958-59 2nd Division 16 40  
1957-58 2nd Division 8 44  
1956-57 3rd Division S 1 59 Promoted
1955-56 3rd Division S 3 64  
1954-55 2nd Division 21 28 Relegated
1953-54 3rd Division S 1 64  
1952-53 3rd Division S 16 41  
1951-52 3rd Division S 17 41  
1950-51 3rd Division S 8 52  
1949-50 3rd Division S 17 35  
1948-49 3rd Division S 7 45  
1947-48 3rd Division S 4 49  
1946-47 3rd Division S 6 46  
1939-46 - - - WWII
1938-39 3rd Division S 7 44  

Note. The 1939-40 season was abandoned after three rounds and is therefore excluded.

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipswich_Town_FC
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
James Cracknell