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Queens Park Rangers Football Club is a professional English football club based in the city of London. Commonly referred to as QPR, the club currently competes in the Championship, which is the second tier of the English football pyramid.
QPR currently plays their home matches at Loftus Road, which has been the club’s home since 1917, aside from two short spells at the White City Stadium. Loftus Road has a maximum capacity of 18,439 and was previously home to Shepherd’s Bush F.C.
QPR’s biggest rivals are fellow west London clubs Chelsea and Brentford.
QPR don’t have an enormous list of honours won over the course of their history, with the highlight being the 1967 League Cup victory. They defeated reigning champions West Bromwich Albion 3-2 in the final at Wembley, despite being 2-0 down at half-time in the fixture. It remains, to date, the only major cup win in the club’s history, having been defeated in the 1982 FA Cup final and 1986 League Cup final in the time that has followed. The highest level of football that QPR have won the league title in is the second tier, which they have won twice. They won the old Second Division for the first time in the 1982/83 season, as they were promoted to the top flight alongside Wolves and Leicester.
In 2010/11 they won the Championship after a dominant season that saw them lead the league for the majority of the campaign under Neil Warnock. They were promoted to the Premier League as champions alongside Norwich and Swansea. In addition, they have won the third tier of English football three times, the first being in the 1947/48 season. QPR’s second league title at this level came in the 1966/67 campaign. It was a dominant season for Rangers, who finished 12 points ahead of runners-up Middlesbrough and scored 103 goals in 46 matches.
QPR was founded in 1882 as Christchurch Rangers, later becoming QPR four. years later in 1886 after they merged with St Judes Institute. They enjoyed success in the West London League, Southern League and Western League, leading to them joining the Football League in 1920. They played in the Third Division all the way until 1948 and played at the level for the majority of their existence until 1967. From here, they established themselves as regulars in the top two divisions in the Football League, remaining in them all the way until the 2001/02 season. The start of the 21st century saw financial issues blight the club’s progress, before chaoes ensued once Flavio Briatore and Bernie Eccleston completed a takeover of the club. However, they made their return to the Premier League by winning the Championship title in 2010/11.
Tony Ingham holds the record for the most appearances for QPR, having played 548 times for the club. George Goddard is their all-time leading goalscorer with 172 goals, while Mike Keen holds the impressive record for most consecutive matches played on 263. Other QPR icons include Paul Parker, Terry Venables, Clive Allen, Gerry Francis, Rodney Marsh, Les Ferdinand, Stan Bowles and Alan McDonald.