Remembering Sir Bobby: Our best photos of Town legend on his 89th birthday
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It would have been Sir Bobby Robson's 89th birthday today - so to mark the occasion, we've taken a dip into our photo archives to share some rare pictures of the Ipswich Town legend.
Born in Sacriston, County Durham, on this day in 1933, Sir Bobby enjoyed a stellar playing career with Fulham and West Brom, also representing his country 20 times - scoring four goals - before retiring in 1968.
And it was as a manager that he became a legend, arriving in Suffolk in 1969 and leading Town to that famous FA Cup win in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981.
Those Town teams were probably the greatest sides ever seen in the club's history, packed with household names - not just in Suffolk, but across England and Europe.
Sir Bobby departed Portman Road for the England job in 1982, eventually leading his country to the last four of Italia '90 - a memory every football fan of that era cherishes to this day.
He left the England role after the World Cup and went on to enjoy success coaching in Europe with PSV, Sporting Lisbon, Porto and Barcelona, before finishing his career back in England at his beloved Newcastle United.
Sir Bobby died on July 31, 2009, after a long battle with cancer. He was 76.