Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers Football Club, popularly known as QPR, is an English football club based in West London. They currently feature in the English Football League.
The club was formed in 1882 after St. Jude’s merged with Christchurch Rangers. QPR turned professional in 1889 and spent most of their time in the lower tiers of English football.
QPR won the Division 3 South in the 1947-1948 season and in the 1966-1967 season won the Division Three title and became the first Third Division side to win the League Cup in 1967, which remains the only major trophy QPR have won so far.
In the 1975-1976 season QPR finished runners-up in the First Division. In 1982 QPR reached the FA Cup final for the only time in their history and they were then in the Second Division.
QPR were one of the founding members of the English Premier League in the 1992-1993 season but were relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 1995-1996 season.
The club was soon knee deep in financial problem and in 2001 entered administration. They however recovered somewhat and in August 2007 the club was bought by F1 tycoons Bernei Ecclestone and Flavio Briatone, who sold a 20% stake to steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal in December 2001.
Queens Park Rangers play their home matches at Loftus Road which can host 19,128 people. They bear the nicknames the Hoops, Rangers, QPR and Superhoops. And they’re most used song is “Whe are the Rangers Boys, Stand up and make some noise”.
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Saturday March 9
Harry Redknapp’s Queens Park Rangers will be raring to go up against Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 9, 2013 at 1500 GMT. More
Thursday February 21
Bottom-placed Queen Park Rangers will be entering a tough bout when they host Premier League leaders Manchester United at Loftus Road on Saturday, at 1500 GMT. More
Tuesday January 29
There is still hope for Queens Park Rangers, despite remaining bottom of the Premier League, and they should make things difficult for Manchester City on Tuesday evening with so much at stake. More
Wednesday January 23
Arsenal will entertain West Ham United on Wednesday, January 23 at 1945 GMT. More
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