Queens Park Rangers Football Club, commonly abbreviated to QPR, is a professional association football club based in White City, London. The team currently plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football.
Queens Park Rangers were founded in 1886 after the merger of Christchurch Rangers and St. Judes Institute. 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.
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Blue and White broad hoops with an added touch of colour with red sleeve piping and three-colour collar and cuffs.
The crest is the result of a six-month period of consultation and design with supporters’ opinions shaping the creation and selection of the symbol behind which QPR will move forward. The shapes and symbols of their four previous crests were deconstructed and the meanings behind them explained, so that fans were able to give informed opinions on which elements they would like to see included in the new design.
The round design takes inspiration from former crests – the centre of the 1970’s crest that was commonly used on shirts during that era and then the 1982 crest that was used until 2008. The two circles used in the design also represent the Hoops for which the club is famously known. The initials QPR appeared on our club crests between 1975 and 2008 and was excluded in the last crest. Of all the possible elements for inclusion in the new crest was the year 1882 which signifies the very earliest roots of the club’s beginnings.
Owing to their proximity to other west London clubs, QPR maintain long-standing rivalries with several other clubs in the area. The most notable of these are Chelsea, Fulham and Brentford, with whom they contest the West London Derbies.
George Goddard (20 December 1903 – 1987) was a professional footballer who played as a centre forward in the 1920s and 1930s, notably with Queens Park Rangers F.C., for whom he scored 174 Football League goals. After leaving QPR he had spells with Brentford, Wolves, Sunderland, and Southend United.
Leslie Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former footballer and current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. A former striker, his playing career included spells at Queens Park Rangers, Beşiktaş, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Leicester City, Bolton Wanderers, Reading and Watford during which period he earned 17 caps for England. Ferdinand is the eighth highest scorer in the Premier League with 149 goals. He is the cousin of football-playing brothers Rio and Anton Ferdinand and Woking player Kane Ferdinand. Ferdinand left the club on 19 June 2014.
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