- England Championship side, Ipswich, have lost a legendary striker Ted Philips
- The prolific striker passed away at the age of 84
- Philips is the third highest goal scorer in the club history with 161 goals in 268 appearances
Ted Philips, a legend of England Championship side has passed away - aged 84.
Philips played as a striker in his playing days and was part of the Tractor Boys team who bagged the First Division back in the 1961-62 season.
He is still the third highest-scorer in their history, netting an outstanding 161 goals in 269 appearances over an eleven-year period.
Phillips also played for Leyton Orient, Luton and Colchester during his career.
The Division side, Ipswich, while reacting to his demise in a statement posted on their official Twitter account said: “We are deeply saddened to hear the news of one of our former players, Ted Phillips who has passed away aged 84.
“Ted was part of 1961-62 title winning squad.
"The thoughts of everybody at Ipswich Town are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
The prolific striker Phillips was part of the British Army before having a trial with Ipswich and joining them as his first professional club.
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And he was paid just £8k-a-week plus travel expenses, as he starred as their main attacker.
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