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Former Winger Brogan Dies
Tuesday, 4th May 2021 13:07

Former Town winger Frank Brogan, a member of the side which won the Second Division in 1967/68, has died aged 78.

Brogan joined the Blues from his hometown club Celtic in June 1964 and he went on to make 220 starts and three sub appearances, scoring 69 times, including three hat-tricks, before departing for Halifax in October 1971, having previously spent a short spell on loan at Morton.

While at Portman Road, the pacy Brogan was a regular penalty taker and he was the top scorer in the league for Bill McGarry’s side with 17 league goals, one more than Ray Crawford, as they carried off the Second Division championship in 1967/68.

During his spell with Celtic, where his younger brother Jim was a player for 12 years, Brogan scored the club’s 5,000th goal in the Scottish League.

After his retirement Brogan, coached at Blantyre Celtic and ran a number of pubs as well as a taxi firm in Falkirk where he was living when he died.

Photo: Matchday Images

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Suffolkboy added 13:15 - May 4
RIP — part of a side and team which brought excitement and delight to supporters ,

itfchorry added 13:22 - May 4
Extremely sad news - Very classy and tricky
winger -

Thoughts with his family.

BlueArrow added 13:28 - May 4
Always sad to lose a Blue. RIP Frank. Condolences to the family.

Timefliesbyintheblue added 13:33 - May 4
Was a very good penalty taker - along with a certain Mr Wark the best we ever had.

OldClactonBlue added 13:36 - May 4
Top player in his day.
RIP Frank.

PJH added 13:37 - May 4
oh that is so sad.

One of Jackie Milburn's good signings, a very classy goalscoring winger

RIP Frank

grumpyoldman added 13:43 - May 4
Another one of my boyhood heroes gone. RIP to a great man

itsonlyme added 13:59 - May 4
Remember him well was a superb player for us with a good goal scoring record. RIP Frank!

essexccc added 14:03 - May 4
Was in the team for my first ever match at PR in 65/66. Scored a lot of goals for a winger and far from all from the spot. Happy memories. RIP.

PositivelyPortman added 14:11 - May 4
The type of player that we so sadly miss currently.
He was a very powerful, hard and yet highly skilled player too.
RIP Frank.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:45 - May 4
A great and exciting player. You always expected something positive to happen when he got the ball. RIP, Frank.

Linkboy13 added 14:55 - May 4
Yes Frank was a world class penalty taker and you never knew what side he was going to put it and always low in the corner.

EatonBlue added 15:05 - May 4
RIP Frank. One of my favourite players of all time. He scored a lot of goals from the wing and created lots of goals too.

51blue added 15:13 - May 4
One of my favourite all time players, can still remember some of his goals. He was part of a very good Town side with Broadfoot on the right wing, the best two wingers in the league in one side.
RIP Frank and thank you for the happy memories.

tractorboybig added 15:18 - May 4
remember him well, a town hero.

muhrensleftfoot added 15:18 - May 4
The very first game I ever watched was Ipswich v Bristol City in 1967. Frank scored a hat-trick in our 5-0 win. Great memories, and a great player. RIP Frank.

oldelsworthyfan added 15:21 - May 4
A great penalty taker (i only saw him miss one!) and lots of goals for an exciting winger, who also scored several hat tricks. Good memories of you Frank. RIP

johnwarksshorts added 15:30 - May 4
RIP Frank 🙏

dud5ers added 15:31 - May 4
One of my favourite players. Geoffrey Green of the Telegraph described him as "Like a mini-skirted ghost" on the left wing. Badly affected by a bad tackle by Gilzean of Spurs I seem to remember.

dieselmorris added 16:03 - May 4
i thought he was best of his kind at the time gilzean took him out on the practice pitch side going down towards north stand neve the same after tha.scored some great goals for us when football was for the masses not the money men, rest in peace.

rfretwell added 16:13 - May 4
Another of our great old players bites the dust. Condolences to all his family. And another player who would walk into our current first team o one leg! A goal scoring winger has to be high on PCs wish list this summer.

Scuzzer added 16:14 - May 4
That's really sad.😞I first started following Town in1968 when they won promotion. He was very much a favourite player of mine.

TimmyH added 16:16 - May 4
RIP Frank...before my time but heard and read great things about him.

therein61 added 16:23 - May 4
Always a joy to watch whenever he got the ball the northstand were on tiptoes and buzzing with anticipation, he rarely let us down R.I.P. Frank and condolences to your family on the loss of a great man.

BromleyBloo added 16:28 - May 4
In the team/squad when I first went to a Town match, albeit too young to remember much. Record speaks for itself - an Ipswich great!!!

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