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Ted Phillips (footballer)

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Full nameEdward John Phillips
Date of birth21 August 1933(age 83)
Place of birthLeiston, England
Playing positionStriker

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Edward John "Ted" Phillips (born 21 August 1933 in Leiston, Suffolk) was an English professional footballer.

He made over 250 appearances for Ipswich Town from 1953 to 1964, almost all of them under Alf Ramsey, scoring over 150 goals making him the second 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 1956/1957 season. 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'. In 1962, a report in the East Anglian Daily Times said of Phillips: "It is an undisputed fact that he is the best kicker of a dead ball in the game."

He also represented Luton Town, Leyton Orient and Colchester United in his twelve-year career. He coached Maltese club Floriana Football Club during the season 1966 67.

Phillips recently appeared on the Sky Sports programme Time of Our Lives, along with former Ipswich clubmates Larry Carberry and Ray Crawford, where they reminisced about their footballing days. On the show, Phillips revealed that in 1974 he met former boss Ramsey by chance and they spent the evening socialising. The following morning Phillips opened the front page of a newspaper and was stunned to read that Ramsey had been sacked as England manager. His shock came from the fact Ramsey already knew he was no longer in charge of England when they were together that evening and didn't mention it once.

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