​Ipswich Town legend Ted Phillips has died at the age of 84, with the striker was part of the infamous Tractor Boys' side that won the First Division title in 1961/62. 


A statement from ​Ipswich said: "Town legend Ted Phillips has passed away at the age of 84. Ted joined the Club from Leiston in December 1953 and made his debut against ​Watford a few months later and so began a career at Portman Road that put his name into Blues’ history.


"He went on to make 295 appearances for Town, scoring a staggering 181 goals in his 10 years at the Club before joining Leyton Orient in 1964." 

Phillips is best remembered for his best partnership with Ray Crawford during that title winning season with the two of them scoring an amazing 61 goals between them. 


Crawford is Ipswich's leading all time goalscorer with 218, John Wark is second with 190 with Phillips a further nine behind on 181. 

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That 1961/62 triumph is the only time Ipswich have been champions of England but they did lift the FA Cup in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981 under the guidance of Sir Bobby Robson. 


​The Tractor Boys have been absent from the ​Premier League since 2002 and have suffered playoff heartbreak three times, the most recent being against their bitter rivals ​Norwich in 2015. 


After an encouraging start to the season, Ipswich suffered a dreadful Christmas period, losing three of their four fixtures to drop to 12th in the table. 


Their next fixture is at home to ​Leeds United on Saturday where tributes to Phillips will be made.