Midfielder who was voted the Chelsea Player of the Year in 1990-1991 and was inducted into the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame.
He graduated from Bexleyheath School in London.
He made 70 appearances for Ireland's national team from 1989–1997.
His father Don Townsend was a defender for Charlton Athletic and Crystal Palace.
He played alongside defender Steve Staunton on the Irish national team.