Former Ipswich and England striker Paul Mariner has died at the age of 68,
The football world is paying tribute to former Ipswich and England striker Paul Mariner after he died at the age of 68.
Mariner, who played at the 1982 World Cup, scored 139 goals in 339 games for Ipswich in a golden era in which they won the FA Cup in 1978 and UEFA Cup in 1981. His other clubs included Plymouth, Arsenal and Portsmouth while he also earned 35 England caps and scored 13 times for his country.
He also had spells playing and coaching in the United States and he managed Plymouth during the 2009-10 season. He later managed Toronto FC and worked as a media pundit.
Mariner had been battling brain cancer. A statement from his family said he passed away peacefully on July 9 surrounded by his family.