Ipswich Town have made a contribution to the history of the England national football team; both Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey moved on from Ipswich to manage England, presiding over the nation's best results in the World Cup: fourth place in 1990 and world champions in 1966.
Foundation to professionalism: 1878–1936
The club was founded in 1878 as an amateur side known as Ipswich A.F.C., under the presidency of local MPThomas Cobbold who had played football at Charterhouse School. Ipswich A.F.C.'s first match was a 6–1 home victory over Stoke Wanderers at the Broom Hill ground on 2 November 1878. This was followed by... Read More