11 Facts About Queens Park Rangers That QPR Fans Already Know

Here are 11 facts about Queens Park Rangers that QPR fans already know.

1. Queens Park Rangers Football Club originated from the amalgamation of two teams in 1885 - St Judes and Christchurch Rangers. In 1887, the club's name was changed t QPR.

2. Honours of the Club include winning the League Cup in 1967, runners-up in the old First Division in 1975–76, and reaching the final of the FA Cup in 1982.

3. Tony Ingham holds the record for the most appearances for the Club - 519 between 1926–34.

4. In 1894 / 95, QPR won the London Cup and also entered the FA Cup for the first time.

5. The club's record transfer fee (inwards) was £6m from Newcastle United for Les Ferdinand in June 1995.

6. The most capped player to have played for QPR is Alan McDonald, who played 52 times for Northern Ireland.

7. QPR have played their home games in 18 different locations since they were formed in 1886, starting at Welford’s Fields (1886-1888) and currently at Loftus Road - their home since 1963.

8. In 2001 two avid QPR supporting brothers - the Wintons - bought two players out of their own pockets.

9. QPR had four different coloured home jerseys in their time - before settling to their current strip of blue and white hooped shirts.

10. QPR were the first club in Britain to install an astro-turf pitch (at Loftus Road) in the early eighties, following years of waterlogged surfaces.

11. The oldest player to have played for QPR was Ray Wilkins, at 39 years 352 days (September 1996).

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