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Ipswich Town Football Club (Ipswich Town) is an English association football club. It is based in Ipswich in the county of Suffolk. The club was founded in 1878. The home stadium of the club is Portman Road.

Ipswich Town has played in the Football League Championship since 2002. The club has won the top division once, in 1962 and the FA Cup in 1978. They have also been successful in European football, winning the UEFA Cup in 1981. The current manager is Roy Keane. Two of the club's previous managers have gone on to manage the England national football team.


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