Queens Park Rangers F.C.

Queens Park Rangers Football Club, commonly abbreviated to QPR, is an English professional football club based in Shepherd's Bush, West London. The club currently competes in the EFL Championship, the second tier of English football. They were founded in 1886 after the merger of Christchurch Rangers and St Judes Institute, although their official founding date is 1882 which is when Christchurch Rangers were first formed. In the early years after the club's formation in its original home of Queen's Park, London, they played their home games at many different grounds, until finally the club settled into its current location at Loftus Road. QPR's most recent season in the top flight was in 2014–15.

Queens Park Rangers
Full nameQueens Park Rangers Football Club
Nickname(s)Rangers, The Rs, The Hoops, Super Hoops
Short nameQ.P.R.
Founded1882; 140 years ago (1882), as Christchurch Rangers.
1886; 136 years ago (1886), as Queens Park Rangers
GroundLoftus Road Stadium
Capacity18,439[1]
Owner
ChairmanAmit Bhatia
Head CoachMichael Beale
LeagueEFL Championship
2021–22EFL Championship, 11th of 24
WebsiteClub website
Current season

The club's achievements include winning the League Cup in 1967, and they were FA Cup finalists in 1982.[2] Their highest ever league finish was achieved in 1975–76 when they were runners-up in the First Division, now known as the Premier League, and qualified for Europe for the first time, reaching the quarter-finals of the 1976–77 UEFA Cup.

QPR have long-standing rivalries with several other clubs in the West London area. The most notable of these are Chelsea and Fulham.[2]


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