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Ted Phillips (Ipswich Town, Leyton Orient, Luton Town & Colchester United)

 



sheffgeoff
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Jan 9, 2018, 3:24 PM

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

I remember seeing him play for Colchester United in the 1965-66 season when he scored 13 goals for the U's.

I'm sure the Ipswich Town supporters on the forum will wish to pay their respects.


(This post was edited by sheffgeoff on Jan 9, 2018, 8:51 PM)


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Phillips, Edward John "Ted"

born 21st August 1933 at Gromford, Suffolk
died Tuesday 9th January 2018, aged 84

Inside Forward/Striker

Leiston
Nationall Service (Army)
Ipswich Town Dec 1953 - Mch 1964 269 apps, 161 goals
Stowmarket Town (loan) 1955-56
Leyton Orient Mch 1964 - Feb 1965 36/17
Luton Town Feb 1965 - Spt 1965 12/8
Colchester United Spt 1965 - May 1966 32/13
Manager - Floriana, Malta 1966-67

Phillips was born in Gromford, Suffolk and started his career at local club Leiston before joining the army. After leaving the army he was recommended to Ipswich Town by a scout and attended a trial at the club.

The club offered him a contract, but he initially refused to sign as he was earning more money as a gardener in Tunstall. The club later offered to pay travelling expenses and a total wage of 8 a week, after which he signed for the club. After making his debut in March 1954, Phillips spent the 195556 season on loan to Stowmarket.

Phillips went on to make 269 league appearances for Ipswich between 1953 and 1964, scoring 161 goals making him the third highest scorer in the club's history.

He also holds the record for the most goals scored for the club in one season with 46 in the 195657. He was selected to play for the Third Division South side against the North in April 1957.

During his time at the club, he was renowned for having the hardest shot in 'modern football', a title given after trials involving Peter Lorimer and Bobby Smith.

He also played for Suffolk at cricket.

Following his football career, Phillips worked for Pirelli Cables. In later life he suffered from dementia.


(This post was edited by John Treleven on Jan 9, 2018, 9:19 PM)

 
 


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