The monument to the Ipswich Town Club, passed by Arsenal or Portsmouth, died at the age of 68 of English international Paul Mariner, “after a brief struggle against brain cancer”. His family announced in a statement Saturday morning.
“Paul has lived a full life and is privileged to wear the jersey of fantastic clubs, as well as represent his country, which means everything to him,” his family wrote in the statement, posted on the former player’s Twitter account.
Decisive against the French
After his professional debut at the Plymouth Arcade (1973-1976), this 1.83m center forward was most notable in Ipswich Town (1976-1984), where he scored 135 goals in 339 games. It was during this period that he shone against a French club, Saint-Etienne. After removing the Greens in the quarterfinals of the 1981 UEFA Cup, he won the title with three goals in two games and one goal in the final against Mariner AZ Alcmar.
One year later, Farnworth’s native scored a goal against the Blues at the 1982 World Cup (England’s third goal in Group 3-1). Gerard Soler scored the only French goal.
Then Arsenal (1984-1986), Portsmouth (1986-1988), then clubs in Australia, Malta and the United States between 1988 and 1993, Mariner had a great career with three Lions with 13 goals in 35 labs. In his record, he won two trophies: the 1981 UEFA Cup and the 1978 England Cup with Ipswich.
Paul Mariner then trained in the United States from 1989 to 2009, at the Plymouth Arcade from 2009-2010, and then at Toronto FC from 2010 to 2013.
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