Ipswich Town’s 12 Greats of Christmas: Number 7 – Frans Thijssen
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.
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.
Thijssen won the Footballer of the Year title.