Former Town defender Tommy Smith has signed for Australian side Macarthur FC. Ross Halls looks at which other ex-Blues are now playing abroad.

Ipswich Star: Ryan Tunnicliffe, pictured during his loan spell at Town from Man United.Ryan Tunnicliffe, pictured during his loan spell at Town from Man United. (Image: Newsquest)


Town career: 2013-2014 (on loan from Man United)

Appearances: 29

The midfielder is also plying his trade in the top-flight of Australian football, having joined Adelaide United on a two-year-deal following his release from Portsmouth last summer. 

Tunnicliffe has had quite a journey since his spell at Town, going on to play for Fulham, Wigan, Blackburn, Millwall, Luton and Pompey. 

Ipswich Star: Ainsley Maitland-Niles in action for Town.Ainsley Maitland-Niles in action for Town. (Image: Newsquest)


Town career: 2015-2016 (on loan from Arsenal)

Appearances: 32 Goals: 2

The winger is at French side Lyon, who he joined on a four-year deal after his contract expired at Arsenal last summer.

He spent the whole of 2022/23 season on loan at Southampton, who were relegated from the Premier League.

Ipswich Star: Ben Folami plays for Melbourne Victory.Ben Folami plays for Melbourne Victory. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2015-2021 (Academy graduate)

Appearances: 7 Goals: 1

The forward left the Blues in the summer of 2021 and returned to his native Australia to join Melbourne Victory, having initially been on loan. 

Folami is a regular for the Victory and won his first cap for his country against Japan in a FIFA World Cup qualification game back in March 2022.

Ipswich Star: Ben Morris is playing in America. Ben Morris is playing in America. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2013-2023 (Academy graduate)

Appearances: 5

The forward left the Blues last February to join USL Championship side Detroit City, after 16 years at Portman Road. 

Morris finished top goalscorer in his first season in America and has extended his contract for another season. 

Ipswich Star: Keanan Bennetts in action for Ipswich Town.Keanan Bennetts in action for Ipswich Town. (Image: Newsquest)


Town career: 2020-2021 (on loan from Borussia Mönchengladbach)

Appearances: 30 Goals: 1

The winger is still playing in Germany, having joined second-tier side SV Wehen Wiesbaden from Darmstadt 98 last summer. 

He helped the latter win promotion to the top-flight last season but was released at the end of his contract. 

Ipswich Star: Troy Parrott in action for Town against Plymouth.Troy Parrott in action for Town against Plymouth. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2021 (on loan from Spurs)

Appearances: 18 Goals: 2

The Irish forward is currently on loan at Dutch top-flight side Excelsior from Tottenham, where he has scored seven goals so far. 

He spent last season at Championship side Preston North End.

Ipswich Star: Piotr Malarczyk joined Town from Korona Kielce for fee of £8,500.Piotr Malarczyk joined Town from Korona Kielce for fee of £8,500. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2015-2016

Appearances: 6

The Polish defender struggled during his time at Portman Road, leaving the club to return to his homeland to sign for Cracovia in 2016.

He is now back at his boyhood club Korona Kielce after a spell at Piast Gliwice. 

Ipswich Star: Freddie Veseli made just two appearances for Town after signing from Man United.Freddie Veseli made just two appearances for Town after signing from Man United. (Image: Newsquest)


Town career: 2013-2015

Appearances: 2

The defender currently plays for Turkish Süper Lig club Fatih Karagümrük following a spell at Italian side Benevento, who suffered relegation from Serie B last season. 

Veseli left the Blues in the summer of 2016 to join Port Vale, before spells at Lugano, Empoli, Le Mans (loan) and Salernitana. 

Ipswich Star: Bersant Celina now plays in Sweden.Bersant Celina now plays in Sweden. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2017-2018 and 2021-2022 (on loan from Man City/Dijon)

Appearances: 73 Goals: 14

The Kosovan recently made his loan spell at Swedish club AIK a permeant one from French side Dijon. 

Celina signed a two-and-a-half year deal to end his spell in France, having spent most of the time out on loan. 

Ipswich Star: Anthony Georgiou in action for Town during the 2019/20 season.Anthony Georgiou in action for Town during the 2019/20 season. (Image: Steve Waller)


Town career: 2019 (on loan from Spurs)

Appearances: 14 

The winger plays in his native Cyprus, having joined second-tier Enosis Neon Paralimni after being released at Leyton Orient last summer. 

Georgiou left Tottenham to join Cypriot top-flight side AEL Limassol in 2021. He subsequently moved to the O's but made just two appearances there. 


Town career: 2019

Appearances: 2

The winger is currently at USL Championship side Monterey Bay FC, playing under former Town player Frank Yallop.

Dawkins departed the Blues in 2019 and didn't have a club for nearly three years before returning to the states in 2022.