From goals, celebrations and head wounds to playing Santa and posing with dogs - Smith certainly made his mark at Town

PUBLISHED: 17:01 23 January 2018

Tommy Smith is leaving Ipswich Town after more than a decade in the first team

Tommy Smith is leaving Ipswich Town after more than a decade in the first team

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Tommy Smith leaves Ipswich Town after more than 267 appearances for the Blues over 10 years - he certainly made his mark. We’ve picked out the best pictures from his time at Portman Road.

Tommy Smith, pictured on his Ipswich Town debut against Preston at Portman Road in August 2008 Tommy Smith, pictured on his Ipswich Town debut against Preston at Portman Road in August 2008

It was the start of a journey which has seen him play 267 times for the Blues. 

Picture Ashley Pickering It was the start of a journey which has seen him play 267 times for the Blues. Picture Ashley Pickering

But he had to wait until the final day of that season for his next appearance. Picture: Andy Abbott But he had to wait until the final day of that season for his next appearance. Picture: Andy Abbott

Simon Clegg and Tommy Smith as the defender signs a new deal Simon Clegg and Tommy Smith as the defender signs a new deal

Smith visits Colchester General's Childrens Ward with presents over Christmas in 2009. Smith visits Colchester General's Childrens Ward with presents over Christmas in 2009.

Smith scores Town's second goal against Blackpool in 2012.

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT Smith scores Town's second goal against Blackpool in 2012. PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

Smith scored his first goal for the Blues at Middlesbrough on the opening day of the 2010/11 season. Picture: PA Smith scored his first goal for the Blues at Middlesbrough on the opening day of the 2010/11 season. Picture: PA

The Blues players mob Smith to celebrate his goal. Picture PA The Blues players mob Smith to celebrate his goal. Picture PA

Coventry V Ipswich
Tommy Smith celebrates at Coventry Coventry V Ipswich Tommy Smith celebrates at Coventry

Smith scores Town's second goal against Blackpool in 2012.

PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT Smith scores Town's second goal against Blackpool in 2012. PICTURE ANDY ABBOTT

Ipswich Town players Tommy Smith and Tamas Priskin shop at Asda Stoke Park, for presents to take to the children at Ipswich hospital. Ipswich Town players Tommy Smith and Tamas Priskin shop at Asda Stoke Park, for presents to take to the children at Ipswich hospital.

The Olympic Torch Relay leaves Ipswich on it's way to Essex
Emily Rogers waves to crowds from the Balcony of Christchurch Mansion with ITFC's Tommy Smith The Olympic Torch Relay leaves Ipswich on it's way to Essex Emily Rogers waves to crowds from the Balcony of Christchurch Mansion with ITFC's Tommy Smith

Smith goes in for a tackle with former team-mate Liam Trotter Smith goes in for a tackle with former team-mate Liam Trotter

Smith celebrates his goal against Leeds in 2010 Smith celebrates his goal against Leeds in 2010

Tommy Smith signs another new contract watched by managing director Jonathan Symonds Tommy Smith signs another new contract watched by managing director Jonathan Symonds

Smith scored some vital goals for the Blues Smith scored some vital goals for the Blues

This one came against Huddersfield in the 2014/15 season This one came against Huddersfield in the 2014/15 season

He loves a kneeslide to celebrate goals. He loves a kneeslide to celebrate goals.

Smith and Luke Hyam helped kick off the Blue Cross fundraising appeal. Smith and Luke Hyam helped kick off the Blue Cross fundraising appeal.

Smith laps up the adulation of the North Stand against Bristol Rovers in 2012 Smith laps up the adulation of the North Stand against Bristol Rovers in 2012

Ipswich Town players Tommy Smith, Tyrone Mings and Cole Skuse show their colours. Ipswich Town players Tommy Smith, Tyrone Mings and Cole Skuse show their colours.

Tommy Smith celebrates scoring during the first half at Charlton with Aaron Cresswell Tommy Smith celebrates scoring during the first half at Charlton with Aaron Cresswell

Ipswich's Tommy Smith celebrates giving his team the lead against Brighton at The Amex with Abthony Wordsworth and Jonny Williams Ipswich's Tommy Smith celebrates giving his team the lead against Brighton at The Amex with Abthony Wordsworth and Jonny Williams

Jay Tabb (left) and Tommy Smith join Rachael Mittell (community fundraiser) at Ormiston Children and Families Trust in Ipswich to make cakes for a promotional video for the Bake up a Buzz event. Jay Tabb (left) and Tommy Smith join Rachael Mittell (community fundraiser) at Ormiston Children and Families Trust in Ipswich to make cakes for a promotional video for the Bake up a Buzz event.

He also regularly helped launch Town's new shirts. Here he's with Luke Chambers and Christophe Berra and club legends John Wark (far left) and Frans Thijssen (far right) He also regularly helped launch Town's new shirts. Here he's with Luke Chambers and Christophe Berra and club legends John Wark (far left) and Frans Thijssen (far right)

He leaves having scored 23 goals for the Blues He leaves having scored 23 goals for the Blues

Smith shows off this season's away kit Smith shows off this season's away kit

Smith runs away to celebrate his goal at Brentford on Boxing Day in 2014. Smith runs away to celebrate his goal at Brentford on Boxing Day in 2014.

It was part of an impressive 4-2 win. It was part of an impressive 4-2 win.

Tommy Smith celebrates after Wolves' defender Richard Stearman had headed an own goal in 2015 Tommy Smith celebrates after Wolves' defender Richard Stearman had headed an own goal in 2015

Smith equalised in the second leg of the play-off semi final with Norwich in 2015 Smith equalised in the second leg of the play-off semi final with Norwich in 2015

He ran the length of the field to celebrate but, sadly, his goal was not enough. He ran the length of the field to celebrate but, sadly, his goal was not enough.

Ipswich Town players Daryl Murphy and  Smith ahead of the Ipswich v Norwich match on Sunday 21st August 2016 Ipswich Town players Daryl Murphy and Smith ahead of the Ipswich v Norwich match on Sunday 21st August 2016

He isn't afraid to put his body on the line He isn't afraid to put his body on the line

Smith heads wide at Bolton in 2015/16 Smith heads wide at Bolton in 2015/16

He ended the opening game of this season with a bandage on his head He ended the opening game of this season with a bandage on his head

His last appearance came at Fulham on January 2. Picture: PAGEPIX His last appearance came at Fulham on January 2. Picture: PAGEPIX

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