Ipswich Town F.C.

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Ipswich Town Football Club is a professional association football club based in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, that will compete in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football, following promotion from the 2022–23 EFL League One.

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Ipswich Town
Full nameIpswich Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blues, The Tractor Boys
Founded16 October 1878; 144 years ago (16 October 1878)
GroundPortman Road
OwnerGamechanger 20 Ltd.
ChairmanMike O’Leary
Manager Kieran McKenna
LeagueEFL Championship
2022–23EFL League One, 2nd of 24 (promoted)
WebsiteClub website
Soccerball_current_event.svg Current season

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 the English 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, with the exception of when they won the FA Cup in 1977–78. Ipswich were a regular competitor in European football and won the UEFA Cup in 1980–81. The club has competed in all three major European club competitions and holds the record as being the only British side to have never lost at home in European competition, having defeated teams such as Real Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Lazio and Barcelona.[2]

Ipswich play their home games at Portman Road in Ipswich. They are the only fully professional football club in Suffolk and have a long-standing and fierce rivalry with Norwich City from Norfolk, against whom they have contested the East Anglian derby 148 times since 1902.[3] The club's traditional home colours are blue shirts with white shorts and blue socks.