2008–09 Ipswich Town F.C. season

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Ipswich Town
2008–09 season
Chairman England Marcus Evans
Manager Northern Ireland Jim Magilton (until 22 April)
Republic of Ireland Roy Keane (from 22 April)
Stadium Portman Road
Championship 9th
FA Cup Fourth round
League Cup Third round
Top goalscorer League:
Jon Stead (12)

All:
Jon Stead (13)

During the 2008–09 English football season, Ipswich Town competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Ipswich Town had an average season in the Championship, finishing in ninth place, eight points away from the playoffs. Manager Jim Magilton was sacked in April after three seasons in charge of Ipswich; he was replaced by former Sunderland boss Roy Keane.

Kit[edit]

Ipswich Town retained the previous season's home kit, manufactured by English company Mitre, although Marcus Evans became the new kit sponsor. An all-red strip with black trimmings was Town's away kit.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Richard Wright
2 England DF David Wright
4 Northern Ireland DF Gareth McAuley
5 Republic of Ireland DF Alex Bruce
7 Republic of Ireland MF Owen Garvan
8 England MF Tommy Miller
9 Spain FW Pablo Couñago
10 England MF David Norris
11 Jamaica FW Kevin Lisbie
12 Canada DF Jaime Peters
13 Argentina MF Luciano Civelli
14 England FW Jon Stead
15 Netherlands DF Pim Balkestein
16 Northern Ireland DF Chris Casement
17 England FW Dean Bowditch
No. Position Player
18 England FW Danny Haynes
19 Republic of Ireland FW Jonathan Walters
20 Mexico FW Giovani dos Santos (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
21 Spain DF Iván Campo
22 Germany DF Moritz Volz (on loan from Fulham)
25 Republic of Ireland MF Alan Quinn
26 Republic of Macedonia MF Velice Šumulikoski
27 Republic of Ireland GK Shane Supple
28 Poland GK Bartosz Białkowski (on loan from Southampton)
30 England MF Matt Richards
33 Wales DF Ben Thatcher
35 New Zealand DF Tommy Smith
36 England MF Liam Trotter
38 Scotland FW Jordan Rhodes
40 England FW Connor Wickham

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
6 England DF Richard Naylor (to Leeds United)
14 Republic of Ireland FW Alan Lee (to Crystal Palace)
No. Position Player
20 England MF Darren Ambrose (on loan from Charlton Athletic)
23 England DF Dan Harding (on loan to Reading)

Reserve squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
24 England FW Billy Clarke
29 England DF Ed Upson
No. Position Player
37 England DF Kurt Robinson
39 England MF Jai Reason

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[1]