Former England international and Ipswich Town striker Paul Mariner has died at the age of 68, the national team announced on Twitter on Saturday.
Lancashire-born Mariner began his career at Plymouth Argyle and scored 135 goals in 339 matches for Ipswich Town. He lifted the FA Cup in 1977-78 under manager Bobby Robson and went on to win the UEFA Cup with the team in 1980-81, the club said.
He also had stints at Arsenal, Portsmouth, Wollongong City, Albany Capitals and San Francisco Bay before retiring in 1993. Mariner managed Plymouth as well as Major League Soccer side Toronto FC after his playing career.
We’re sad to have learned that Paul Mariner, who made 35 appearances for the #ThreeLions, has passed away at the age of 68.
Mariner represented England between 1977 and 1985, scoring 13 goals.
Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family, friends and former clubs.