List of Ipswich Town F.C. seasons


Ipswich Town Football Club have played association football since their foundation in 1878. For every season in which they have played, a set of statistics exist for their results in a number of competitions, including competitions in English and European football.

Statue of Sir Bobby Robson who managed Ipswich Town from the 1969–70 season to the 1981–82 season.

Following the club's foundation, Ipswich Town played amateur football against teams from around Suffolk. During the 1880s, the club played a number of matches in the Suffolk Challenge Cup, winning it three times. Throughout the early part of the 20th century, Ipswich played in various amateur competitions including the Norfolk & Suffolk League, the South East Anglian League, the Eastern Counties League and the Southern Amateur League. Turning professional in 1936, Ipswich joined the Southern Football League before moving into the Football League by gaining entry to Division Three (South) in the 1937–38 season.

The club has won the League Championship on a single occasion, the FA Cup once, and the UEFA Cup once.[1] This list details the club's achievements in all competitive competitions, and the top scorers for each season.

Seasons


Season League record FA Cup EFL Cup[lower-alpha 1] Europe / Other Top goalscorer[lower-alpha 2]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1878–79 10 7 0 3 25 12
1879–80 8 7 0 1 39 5
1880–81 12 9 3 0 48 6
1881–82 9 8 1 0 48 4
1882–83 5 5 0 0 25 3
1883–84 4 2 1 1 17 9
1884–85 10 9 1 0 46 11
1885–86 19 13 3 3 47 20 HB Peacock 4
1886–87 15 11 2 2 44 23 HB Peacock 6
1887–88 14 8 0 6 42 24 S Turner 2
1888–89 16 12 2 2 63 21 GS Sherrington 6
1889–90 N&SL 18 14 3 1 73 16
1890–91 N&SL 15 10 1 4 38 20 QR4 GA Kent/P Turner 3
1891–92 N&SL 21 12 2 7 52 31 QR1 EA Kent/S Turner 3
1892–93 N&SL 26 15 2 9 84 48 QR4 AJ Haward 5
1893–94 N&SL 29 22 0 7 123 31 QR2 AC Rock 3
1894–95 N&SL 30 19 7 4 106 41 EA Kent/ER Oxborrow 9
1895–96 N&SL 28 16 2 10 84 45 EA Kent 9
1897–98 N&SL 24 15 3 6 74 37 EA Kent 5
1898–99 N&SL 27 13 3 11 60 58 HJ Henman 3
1899–1900 N&SL 29 14 6 9 68 45 HJ Henman/HF Steel 7
1900–01 N&SL 28 14 2 12 70 58 EA Kent 12
1901–02 N&SL 30 18 3 29 73 58 Three players[lower-alpha 3] 7
1902–03 N&SL 28 14 2 12 68 53 CC Woodward 18
1903–04 EAL 34 18 4 12 85 68 1st JW Malden 11
1904–05 EAL 38 24 3 11 102 62 2nd HF Steel 28
1905–06 EAL 41 18 7 16 84 77 G Lewis 17
1906–07 N&SL 39 22 5 12 101 61 JW Malden 21
1907–08 SAL 38 17 7 14 89 82 JW Malden 6
1908–09 SAL 32 13 6 13 71 65 F Turner 14
1909–10 SAL 33 15 3 15 73 83 JW Malden 11
1910–11 SAL 35 19 3 13 99 77 JW Malden 9
1911–12 SAL 37 18 9 10 81 60 E Bugg 17
1911–12 SAL 37 23 1 13 105 72 E Bugg 17
1912–13 SAL 36 20 4 12 106 78 E Bugg 14
1914–15 SAL 3 2 1 0 11 4
1915–16 Ipswich played no competitive football between 1915 and 1920 due to the First World War
1916–17
1917–18
1918–19
1919–20
1920–21 SAL 44 19 13 12 96 72 L Mizen 15
1921–22 SAL 41 27 8 6 122 57 1st FC Johnson 26
1922–23 SAL 44 21 8 15 95 75 2nd RH Haste 19
1923–24 SAL 45 16 10 19 84 83 Three players[lower-alpha 4] 5
1924–25 SAL 44 22 4 18 98 87 WW Dempsey 22
1925–26 SAL 42 18 7 17 90 96 P Bugg 7
1926–27 SAL 44 17 9 18 115 118 WV Mathews 15
1927–28 SAL 51 27 7 17 142 107 J Green 7
1928–29 SAL 43 26 7 10 118 58 L Gibbs 16
1929–30 SAL 45 36 1 8 167 74 1st F Birtchnell 32
1930–31 SAL 45 28 3 14 131 97 2nd QR2 AA Green 30
1931–32 SAL 47 19 8 20 132 118 AA Green 27
1932–33 SAL 42 26 7 9 98 56 1st A Rodwell 11
1933–34 SAL 48 28 3 17 125 71 1st J Sowerby 28
1934–35 SAL 45 20 9 16 85 75 QR2 J Sowerby 13
1935–36 ECL 42 20 9 13 114 85 QR1 L Calver 21
1936–37 SL 30 19 8 3 68 35 46 1st R2 Jock Carter 26
1937–38 SL 34 19 6 9 89 54 44 3rd R1 Gilbert Alsop 26
1938–39 Div 3(S) 42 16 12 14 62 52 44 7th R3 Third Division South Cup QF Fred Chadwick 23
1939–40 n/a[lower-alpha 5]
1940–41 Ipswich played no league football between 1939 and 1946 due to the Second World War
1941–42
1942–43
1943–44
1944–45
1945–46 n/a[lower-alpha 6] R2 Third Division South Cup GS
1946–47 Div 3(S) 42 16 14 12 61 53 46 6th R2 Albert Day 14
1947–48 Div 3(S) 42 23 3 16 67 61 49 4th R1 Bill Jennings 14
1948–49 Div 3(S) 42 18 9 15 78 77 45 7th R1 Bill Jennings 23
1949–50 Div 3(S) 42 12 11 19 57 86 35 17th R3 Stan Parker 15
1950–51 Div 3(S) 42 23 6 17 69 58 52 8th R2 Sammy McCrory 21
1951–52 Div 3(S) 46 16 9 21 63 74 41 17th R3 Tom Garneys 20
1952–53 Div 3(S) 46 13 15 18 60 69 41 17th R3 Tom Garneys 24
1953–54 Div 3(S) 42 27 10 9 82 51 64 1st R5 Tom Garneys 24
1954–55 Div 2 42 11 6 25 57 92 28 21st R1 Tom Garneys 21
1955–56 Div 3(S) 46 25 14 7 106 60 64 3rd R1 Tommy Parker 31
1956–57 Div 3(S) 46 25 9 12 59 101 54 1st R1 Ted Phillips 46
1957–58 Div 2 42 16 12 14 68 69 44 8th R4 Tom Garneys 19
1958–59 Div 2 42 17 6 19 62 77 40 16th R5 Ray Crawford 26
1959–60 Div 2 42 19 6 17 78 68 44 11th R3 Ted Phillips 25
1960–61 Div 2 42 26 7 9 100 55 59 1st R3 R1 Ray Crawford 40
1961–62 Div 1 42 24 8 10 93 67 56 1st R3 R4 Ray Crawford[lower-alpha 7] 37
1962–63 Div 1 42 12 11 19 59 78 35 17th R4 [lower-alpha 8] FA Charity Shield
European Cup

R1
Ray Crawford 33
1963–64 Div 1 42 9 7 26 56 121 25 22nd R4 R2 Gerry Baker 18
1964–65 Div 2 42 15 17 10 74 67 47 5th R4 R2 Gerry Baker 16
1965–66 Div 2 42 15 9 18 58 66 39 15th R3 R5 Gerry Baker 15
1966–67 Div 2 42 17 16 9 70 54 50 5th R5 R3 Ray Crawford 25
1967–68 Div 2 42 22 15 5 79 44 59 1st R3 R3 Ray Crawford 21
1968–69 Div 1 42 15 11 16 59 60 41 12th R3 R2 John O'Rourke/
Ray Crawford
17
1969–70 Div 1 42 10 11 21 40 63 31 18th R3 R3 Colin Viljoen 6
1970–71 Div 1 42 12 10 20 42 48 34 19th R5 R2 Colin Viljoen 12
1971–72 Div 1 42 11 16 15 39 53 38 13th R4 R2 Mick Hill 8
1972–73 Div 1 42 17 14 11 55 45 46 4th R4 R3 Texaco Cup W Trevor Whymark 16
1973–74 Div 1 42 18 11 13 67 58 49 4th R5 R4 UEFA Cup QF Bryan Hamilton 19
1974–75 Div 1 42 23 5 14 66 44 51 3rd SF R5 UEFA Cup R1 Bryan Hamilton 17
1975–76 Div 1 42 16 14 12 54 48 46 6th R4 R2 UEFA Cup R2 Trevor Whymark 15
1976–77 Div 1 42 22 8 12 66 39 52 3rd R4 R2 Trevor Whymark 15
1977–78 Div 1 42 11 13 18 47 61 35 18th W R4 UEFA Cup R3 Paul Mariner 22
1978–79 Div 1 42 20 9 13 63 49 49 6th QF R2 FA Charity Shield
European Cup Winners' Cup

QF
Paul Mariner 17
1979–80 Div 1 42 22 9 11 68 39 53 3rd QF R2 UEFA Cup R2 Paul Mariner 22
1980–81 Div 1 42 23 10 9 77 43 56 2nd SF R4 UEFA Cup W John Wark 36
1981–82 Div 1 42 26 5 11 75 53 83[lower-alpha 9] 2nd R5 SF UEFA Cup R1 Alan Brazil 28
1982–83 Div 1 42 15 13 14 64 50 58 9th R5 R2 UEFA Cup R1 John Wark 23
1983–84 Div 1 42 15 8 19 55 57 53 12th R4 R4 Eric Gates 16
1984–85 Div 1 42 13 11 18 46 57 50 17th QF SF Eric Gates 16
1985–86 Div 1 42 11 8 23 32 55 41 20th R4 R4 Kevin Wilson 15
1986–87 Div 2 42 17 13 12 59 43 64 5th[lower-alpha 10] R3 R3 Full Members' Cup
League play-offs
SF
SF
Kevin Wilson 25
1987–88 Div 2 44 19 9 16 61 52 66 8th R3 R4 Full Members' Cup QF David Lowe 18
1988–89 Div 2 46 22 7 17 71 61 73 8th R3 R4 Full Members' Cup QF Three players[lower-alpha 11] 13
1989–90 Div 2 46 19 12 15 67 66 69 9th R4 R2 Full Members' Cup QF David Lowe 13
1990–91 Div 2 46 13 18 15 60 68 57 14th R2 R3 Full Members' Cup SF Chris Kiwomya 12
1991–92 Div 2 46 24 12 10 70 50 84 1st R5 R2 Full Members' Cup R3 Chris Kiwomya 19
1992–93 Prem 42 12 16 14 50 55 52 16th QF R5 Chris Kiwomya 17
1993–94 Prem 42 9 16 17 35 58 43 19th R5 R3 Ian Marshall 15
1994–95 Prem 42 7 6 29 36 93 27 22nd R3 R2 Claus Thomsen 5
1995–96 Div 1 46 19 12 15 79 69 69 7th R5 R2 Anglo-Italian Cup QF Alex Mathie/
Ian Marshall
19
1996–97 Div 1 46 20 14 12 68 50 74 4th[lower-alpha 12] R3 R5 League play-offs SF Paul Mason 14
1997–98 Div 1 46 23 14 9 77 43 83 5th[lower-alpha 13] R4 R5 League play-offs SF David Johnson 22
1998–99 Div 1 46 26 8 12 69 32 86 3rd[lower-alpha 14] R4 R2 League play-offs SF David Johnson/
James Scowcroft
14
1999–2000 Div 1 46 25 12 9 71 42 87 3rd[lower-alpha 15] R3 R2 League play-offs W David Johnson 23
2000–01 Prem 38 20 6 12 57 42 66 5th R4 SF Marcus Stewart 21
2001–02 Prem 38 9 9 20 41 64 36 18th R4 R4 UEFA Cup R3 Marcus Bent/
Marcus Stewart
10
2002–03 Div 1 46 19 13 14 80 64 70 7th R4 R4 UEFA Cup R2[lower-alpha 16] Pablo Couñago 21
2003–04 Div 1 46 21 10 15 84 72 73 5th[lower-alpha 17] R4 R2 League play-offs SF Darren Bent 16
2004–05 Chmp[lower-alpha 18] 46 24 13 9 85 56 85 3rd[lower-alpha 19] R3 R2 League play-offs SF Darren Bent/
Shefki Kuqi
20
2005–06 Chmp 46 14 14 18 53 66 56 15th R3 R1 Nicky Forster 7
2006–07 Chmp 46 18 8 20 64 59 62 14th R5 R1 Alan Lee 17
2007–08 Chmp 46 18 15 13 65 56 69 8th R3 R1 Jonathan Walters 13
2008–09 Chmp 46 17 15 14 62 53 66 9th R4 R3 Jonathan Stead 13
2009–10 Chmp 46 12 20 14 50 61 56 15th R4 R2 Jonathan Walters 8
2010–11 Chmp 46 18 8 20 62 68 62 13th R3 SF David Norris 11
2011–12 Chmp 46 17 10 19 69 77 61 15th R3 R1 Michael Chopra 14
2012–13 Chmp 46 16 12 18 48 61 60 14th R3 R2 DJ Campbell 10
2013–14 Chmp 46 18 14 14 60 54 68 9th R3 R1 David McGoldrick 16
2014–15 Chmp 46 22 12 12 72 54 78 6th[lower-alpha 20] R3 R1 League play-offs SF Daryl Murphy 27
2015–16 Chmp 46 18 15 13 53 51 69 7th R3 R3 Brett Pitman 11
2016–17 Chmp 46 13 16 17 48 58 55 16th R3 R1 Tom Lawrence 11
2017–18 Chmp 46 17 9 20 57 60 60 12th R3 R2 Martyn Waghorn 16
2018–19 Chmp 46 5 16 25 36 77 31 24th R3 R1 Gwion Edwards/
Freddie Sears
6
2019–20 Lg 1 36 14 10 12 46 36 52 11th[lower-alpha 21] R2 R1 EFL Trophy R3 Kayden Jackson/
James Norwood
11
2020–21 Lg 1 46 19 12 15 46 46 69 9th R1 R2 EFL Trophy Gp James Norwood 10

Key


Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Top scorers shown in bold are players who were also top scorers in their division that season.

Footnotes


  1. The League Cup was founded in 1961.
  2. Goals in all competitions (Football League or Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, EFL Trophy and European) are counted.
  3. EA Kent, HF Steel and WS Murdoch scored seven goals each.
  4. A Fenn, F Tucker and L Turner scored five goals each.
  5. The 1939–40 season was abandoned in early September and all results annulled. At the time of the abandonment, Ipswich had played three competitive matches, winning one and drawing two, and were in 10th position in Division Three (South).
  6. The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46 but the Football League did not resume until the following season.
  7. Ray Crawford was the joint league leading goal scorer with West Bromwich Albion's Derek Kevan for the 1961–62 season.
  8. There is no record of Ipswich entering the competition in the 1962–63 season. They apparently declined, possibly due to playing in the European Cup. In the early years of the League Cup, such decisions were commonplace.
  9. The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win.
  10. Lost in play-off semi-finals to Charlton Athletic.
  11. Dalian Atkinson, Jason Dozzell and John Wark scored 13 goals each.
  12. Lost in play-off semi-finals to Sheffield United F.C.
  13. Lost in play-off semi-finals to Charlton Athletic F.C.
  14. Lost in play-off semi-finals to Bolton Wanderers F.C.
  15. Promoted following 4–2 victory over Barnsley F.C. in the play-off final.
  16. Ipswich qualified for the UEFA Cup via the UEFA Fair Play rankings.
  17. Lost in play-off semi-finals to West Ham United F.C.
  18. Division One is renamed The Championship.
  19. Lost in the play-off semi-finals to West Ham United F.C. for the second consecutive season.
  20. Lost in play-off semi-finals to Norwich City F.C.
  21. The 2019–20 season was prematurely curtailed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. League standings were determined by a points-per-game method.[2]

References


General
  • "Ipswich Town statistics". Pride of Anglia. Archived from the original on 1 May 2007. Retrieved 14 September 2007.
  • "Football League Championship table". Soccerbase. Archived from the original on 23 May 2006. Retrieved 8 May 2009.
Specific
  1. "Club Honours". Ipswich Town F.C. 16 May 2007. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2007.
  2. "League One: Coventry champions, Tranmere relegated as clubs vote for season to end". Sky Sports. 9 June 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.