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A Potted Club History - The Sixties

Results and tables for the following seasons can be found in our all-time results section.

The Decades Winners

World Cup Winners: 1962 Brazil, 1966 England

European Championships: 1960 USSR, 1964 Spain, 1968 Italy

League Champions: 1969 Leeds United, 1968 Manchester City, 1967 Manchester United, 1966 Liverpool, 1965 Manchester United, 1964 Liverpool, 1963 Everton, 1962 Ipswich Town, 1961 Tottenham Hotspurs, 1960 Burnley

FA Cup Winners: 1969 Manchester City, 1968 West Bromwich Albion, 1967 Tottenham Hotspurs, 1966 Everton, 1965 Liverpool, 1964 West Ham United, 1963 Machester United, 1962 Tottenham Hotspurs, 1961 Tottenham Hotspurs, 1960 Wolverhampton Wanderers

European Cup Winners: 1969 AC Milan, 1968 Manchester United, 1967 Glasgow Celtic, 1966 Real Madrid, 1965 Inter Milan, 1964 Inter Milan, 1963 AC Milan, 1962 Benfica, 1961 Benfica, 1960 Real Madrid

UEFA Cup Winners: 1969 Newcastle United, 1968 Leeds United, 1967 Dynamo Zagreb, 1966 Barcelona, 1965 Ferencvaros, 1964 Real Zaragoza, 1963 Valencia, 1962 Valencia, 1961 AS Roma, 1960 Barcelona

Cup Winner's Cup: 1969 Slovan Bratislava, 1968 AC Milan, 1967 Bayern Munich, 1966 Borussia Dortmund, 1965 West Ham United, 1964 Sporting Lisbon, 1963 Tottenham Hotspurs, 1962 Athletico Madrid, 1961 Fiorentina

Pictured above: Ted Phillips (left) and Raw Crawford (right).

Season 1960-61

Town claim the Division 2 Championship Title. A notable double is secured against a Leeds United side boasting Jack Charlton, Revie and Bremner (5-2 and 4-0). Leading scorer Ray Crawford (pictured) with 40 league goals, second with 30 league goals, Ted Phillips. Crawford's tally including 3 hat tricks.


Season 1961-62

Football League Division 1 Championship won at the first attempt. Despite a slow start, just one point from the first three matches, a 6-2 victory over Burnley marked the beginnings of a steady climb up the table. Top spot was claimed in March and the Championship won in the final home game of the season with a win over Aston Villa. Leading scorer Ray Crawford with 34 league and cup goals, second with 31 league and cup goals, Ted Phillips (pictured).


Season 1962-63

Ipswich's first venture into European competition starts with a convincing 14-1 aggregate victory over Maltese Champions Floriana, but the club bow out in the first round proper to eventual winners AC Milan. Sir Alf Ramsey leaves the club to become England Manager and is replaced by Jackie Milburn (pictured). Leading scorer Ray Crawford with 33 league and European cup goals.


Season 1963-64

Relegated to Division 2. The club occupied a relegation spot for all but the opening six games of the season, and after hitting the bottom of the table in October, stayed there for the remainder of the campaign. Record away defeat is set at Fulham (10-1). Leading scorer Gerry Baker (pictured) with 18 league and cup goals.


Season 1964-65

John Elsworthy (pictured) played his final game for Town in the league game with Bolton (he made 435 appearances in total). Record victory at home set against Portsmouth (7-0). Bill McGarry replaces Jackie Milburn as Manager. Leading scorer Gerry Baker with 16 league goals, second Frank Brogan with 15 league and cup goals.


Season 1965-66

Sir Alf Ramsey (pictured) leads England to World Cup Victory in the summer of '66. Mick Mills signs after being released by Portsmouth. Leading scorer Gerry Baker with 15 league and cup goals.


Season 1966-67

Despite leading the division at Christmas the promotion cause was undone by a run of twelve matches without a win (nine of which were drawn). Colin Viljoen (pictured) score's a hat trick on this debut in a 4-2 win over Portsmouth. Leading scorer Ray Crawford with 25 league and cup goals.


Season 1967-68

Division 2 Champions -- the teams fifth championship in fifteen years. Leading scorer Ray Crawford with 21 league and cup goals. Two goals down inside thirty minutes, Town recover to record a 4-3 victory at Norwich. Pictured Town goalkeeper Ken Hancock.


Season 1968-69

Bill McGarry takes management job at Wolves. Bobby Robson joins the club as manager in January '69. Derek 'Chopper' Jefferson (pictured) becomes the first Ipswich player to be sent off in a football league game at Portman Road (versus Chelsea). Joint top scorer's Ray Crawford and John O'Rourke with 17 league and cup goals each. Notable victories achieved against Manchester United (including George Best) at Portman Road, and away at fourth placed Arsenal.


Season 1969-70

Leading scorer Colin Viljoen with 6 league goals. Town make worst start to a league campaign since turning professional, gaining just one point from their first seven games. Jimmy Robertson (pictured) and Frank Clarke are signed before the transfer deadline in April. Town subsequently win four of their last seven games, including a 2-1 win at Arsenal, to stave of relegation.


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