Paul Mariner, a former striker for Ipswich Town and the England national team, passed away on Friday at the age of 68 after a brief battle with brain cancer. His family announced this in a press release. Mariner scored 139 goals in 339 appearances for Ipswich Town. He won the FA Cup with the Blues in 1978 and the UEFA Cup in 1981.
Mariner played most of his career for Ipswich (1976-1984), but also played for Plymouth, Arsenal, Portsmouth, Australia’s Wollongong City and the American teams Albany Capitals and San Francisco Bay.
He also collected 35 caps for England, scoring 13 times. He was present with the Three Lions at the 1980 European Championship, where England drew 1-1 in the group stage against the Red Devils, the 1982 World Cup.
As head coach, he was active for Plymouth and MLS team Toronto.