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Ipswich Town’s 12 Greats of Christmas: Number 7 – Frans Thijssen

19 December, 2018 - 05:00
We've been counting down the 12 greatest Ipswich Town players ever in the run-up to Christmas Day

We've been counting down the 12 greatest Ipswich Town players ever in the run-up to Christmas Day

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We’re counting down the 12 greatest players in Ipswich Town history in the run-up to Christmas – and today features a legendary Dutch midfielder.

When Frans Thijssen joined Dutch colleague Arnold Muhren in Town’s midfield, the team was complete.

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Frans Thijssen is an Ipswich Town legendFrans Thijssen is an Ipswich Town legend

The pair were the best midfield partnership in England, and contributed massively to the team’s 1980-81 season, when they won the UEFA Cup and fell agonisingly short in both the First Division and the FA Cup.

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Thijssen won the Footballer of the Year title.


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