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Ted Phillips: Ipswich Town legend dies at the age of 84

Ted Phillips will always be fondly remembered at Ipswich Town. Credit: PA

Ipswich Town legend Ted Phillips has died at the age of 84.

Phillips was a key part of the Town team that famously won the Division One title in 1962, forming a prolific partnership with Ray Crawford.

He'd previously helped them lift the Second Division Championship the year before.

In his prime, Phillips was credited as having one of the hardest shots in football, and was often known to shoot from distance with either foot.

Phillips (right) and Ray Crawford (left) were a formidable partnership. Credit: PA

In total, Suffolk-born Phillips made more than 295 appearances for his hometown club - scoring an incredible 181 goals, including 28 in the 1962 Championship-winning campaign.

Prior to that, he bagged 41 league goals in the 1956/57 season as Town were crowned Division 3 South champions.

After 10 years at Ipswich, he went on to play for Leyton Orient, Luton Town and Colchester United in the latter stages of his career.

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Away from football, Phillps was also a keen cricketer, and represented Suffolk as a fast bowler.

As a mark of respect, the flag above Ipswich's Portman Road stadium was flown at half mast following news of Phillips' death and the club have confirmed tributes will be paid to him before Saturday's clash with Leeds United.

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