Looking back to Town legend Kevin Beattie testimonial at Portman Road in 1982

Kevin Beattie given a guard of honour for his Testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982

Kevin Beattie given a guard of honour for his Testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982 - Credit: Archant

One of Ipswich Town’s greatest ever players was honoured with a testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982 for his service for the football club

Did you attend his testimonial match in 1982?

Did you attend his testimonial match in 1982? - Credit: Archant

In 1982, Town legend Kevin Beattie was honoured with a testimonial match at Portman Road as an Ipswich Town XI took on Russian club Dynamo Moscow - with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.

Kevin Beattie alongside team-mate Allan Hunter

Kevin Beattie alongside team-mate Allan Hunter - Credit: Archant

Pictures were captured on the day as fans salute the greatest Ipswich Town player of all time as he was honoured with a testimonial game for his service for the club.

Kevin Beattie sadly died on Sunday aged 64 Picture: ARCHANT

Kevin Beattie sadly died on Sunday aged 64 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Beattie joined Ipswich as a 15-year old and progressed through the youth ranks, making his debut against Manchester United in 1972. He made 307 appearances for Ipswich Town, scoring 32 goals, and was an FA Cup and UEFA Cup winner for Town, while he also won the PFA Young Player of the Year 1973/74 – the inaugural winner of the award.

Kevin Beattie receives presents alongside Bobby Robson in 1982

Kevin Beattie receives presents alongside Bobby Robson in 1982 - Credit: Archant

Beattie sadly passed away from a suspected heart attack on Sunday, September 16, aged 64.

Kevin Beattie speaking at his testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982

Kevin Beattie speaking at his testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982 - Credit: Archant


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All smiles from Kevin Beattie at his Testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982

All smiles from Kevin Beattie at his Testimonial match at Portman Road in 1982 - Credit: Archant

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Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery?

Can you spot yourself or someone you know in this picture gallery? - Credit: Archant

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