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Timeline & club honours


2000-2001: Relegated to the third tier of English football. 

2001-2002: Ian Holloway replaces Gerry Francis as manager. 

2002-2003: Losing Division Two play-off finalists to Cardiff City at the Millennium Stadium.

2003-2004: Runners-up in Division Two - promoted to Championship. Gianni Paladini joins the club as chairman.

2007-2008: Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore buy the Club, later joined by Lakshmi Mittal.

2009-2010: Neil Warnock appointed manager.

2010-2011: Championship champions - promoted back to the Premier League.

2011-2012: Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes buys a majority stake in the club, along with Kamarudin Bin Meranun and Ruben Emir Gnanalingam. Mark Hughes replaces Neil Warnock as manager.

2012-2013: Harry Redknapp appointed as manager - QPR relegated to the Championship.

2013-2014: QPR win the Championship play-off final. Promoted back to the Premier League.

2014-2015: Harry Redknapp resigns as manager. Chris Ramsey appointed caretaker manager. QPR relegated to the Championship.

2015-2016: Chris Ramsey appointed head coach. Chris Ramsey sacked. Neil Warnock appointed interim head coach. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink appointed manager.

2016-2017: Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink sacked. Ian Holloway returns for his second spell as manager.

2017-2018: Ian Holloway guides QPR to a 16th-placed finish in the Championship before being replaced by Steve McClaren following the conclusion of the season.

2018-2019: The R's enjoy a great autumn, which sees them flirt near the play-offs, but a bad run of results sees Steve McClaren leave the club in April 2019. John Eustace takes charge for the rest of the season before Mark Warburton is appointed as manager in May 2019.

2019-2020: Despite a high turnover of players in the close season, Warburton's free-flowing R's show real signs of improvement to finish comfortably in mid-table. QPR threatened to make a late push for the play-offs before COVID-19 hit in March 2020, instead finishing in 13th.

2020-2021: In a season like no other - with crowds absent throughout owing to the Coronavirus pandemic - Rangers brush off losing key players such as Ebere Eze to record their highest finish (ninth) since relegation from the Premier League in '14/15.

2021-2022: Rangers enjoy another largely-positive season and looked on course for a top-six finish for much of the campaign. But a disappointing run post-January put pay to QPR's promotion claims and the R's finished up in 11th. Mark Warburton left his position as manager at the end of the season.


1975-1976: Runners-up in Division One - Rangers qualify for UEFA Cup. Five players in the England squad, including Gerry Francis as captain. 

1978-1979: Relegated to Division Two.

1980-1981: Terry Venables appointed manager. 

1981-1982: Artificial pitch installed at Loftus Road (first in UK). QPR reach the FA Cup final, losing to Tottenham Hotspur in a replay.

1982-1983: Division Two champions - promoted to Division One.

1983-1984: Guinness first shirt sponsors. Fifth in Division One - club qualify for the UEFA Cup. 

1985-1986: Jim Smith appointed manager. Runners-up to Oxford United in Milk (League) Cup final at Wembley. 

1986-1987: Jim Gregory sells club to David Bulstrode. Merger with Fulham to form Fulham Park Rangers proposed and rejected.

1988-1989: Death of Bulstrode - Richard Thompson becomes chairman.

1991-1992: Gerry Francis appointed manager. 

1992-1993: Members of the Premier League in its inaugural season. 

1994-1995: Ray Wilkins appointed Player/Manager.

1995-1996: Les Ferdinand joins Newcastle United for a record fee of £6million. Club relegated to second tier. 

1996-1997: Chris Wright buys Club from Richard Thompson - Loftus Road PLC formed.

1998-1999: Gerry Francis reappointed manager. 

Club Honours

Division 1 (Level 1)
Runners-up 1975/76

Championship (Level 2)
Champions 2010/11
Play-Off Winners 2013/14

Division Two (Level 2)
Champions 1982/83
Runners-up 1967/68, 1972/73

FA Cup
Finalists 1981/82

League Cup
Winners 1966/67
Finalists 1985/86

FA Charity Shield
Runners-up 1908/09, 1911/12

Division 2 (Level 3)
Runners-up 2003/04
Play-Off Finalists 2002/03

Division 3 (Level 3)
Champions 1966/67

Division 3 South (Level 3)
Champions 1947/48
Runners-up 1946/47

Division 3 Regional (Level 3)
Champions 1945/46

Southern League
Champions 1907/08, 1911/12

Western League
Champions 1905/06

Southern Charity Cup
Winners 1912/13

West London Challenge Cup
Finalists 1890/91

West London Observer Cup
Winners 1892/93
Finalists 1893/94


1950-1951: Reg Allen transfers to Manchester United for £10,000 (then a record fee for a goalkeeper). Rangers' all-time record appearance holder Tony Ingham signs from Leeds United.

1951-1952: Relegated to Division Three (South).

1952-1953: Jack Taylor replaces Mangnall as manager. 

1953-1954: Kit colours change to all white. 

1958-1959: Members of Division Three after regionalised divisions are scrapped. 

1959-1960: Alec Stock replaces Taylor as manager.

1960-1961: QPR revert back to blue and white hoops. Record 9-2 victory v Tranmere Rovers. 

1961-1962: Most league goals scored in a season (111). 

1962-1963: The R's move back to the White City Stadium. 

1963-1964: And then back to Loftus Road just a year later!

1964-1965: Jim Gregory elected as chairman of the Club.

1966-1967: Division Three champions. Winners of first-ever League Cup final to be played at Wembley Stadium (QPR 3, West Bromwich Albion 2).

1967-1968: Division Two runners-up - promoted to Division One.

1968-1969: Tommy Docherty arrives as manager and leaves after a month. Relegated to Division Two with only 18 points (a record low at the time).

1970-1971: Gordon Jago appointed manager.

1971-1972: Rodney Marsh capped by England.

1972-1973: Division Two runners-up - promoted to Division One.

1973-1974: Record home league attendance of 35,353 v Leeds United. 

1974-1975: Dave Sexton appointed manager. 


1931-1932: Rangers move to the White City Stadium. Record home gate of 41,097 v Leeds United (FA Cup).

1932-1933: First experimental floodlight match held.

1933-1934: The club move back to Loftus Road. 

1938-1939: New 'Loft' terrace opened by Herbert Morrison. Ted Vizzard appointed manager. 

1943-1944: Dave Mangnall replaces Vizzard as manager.

1946-1947: Division Three (South) runners-up.

1947-1948: Division Three (South) champions - promoted to Division Two. 


1904-1905: QPR move to Park Royal and Neil Murphy is the club's first international player (Republic of Ireland).

1907-1908: The R's are crowned Southern League champions and Evelyn Lintott is QPR's first England international. QPR are also runners-up in the first-ever Charity Shield.

1911-1912: Rangers crowned Southern League champions and also come runners-up in the Charity Shield.

1917-1918: The R's move to Loftus Road. 

1920-1921: QPR join the Football League.

1926-1927: Club colours are changed to blue and white hoops. QPR's all-time record goalscorer George Goddard signs. 


1882-1886: Queens Park Rangers founded after a merger of Christchurch Rangers (1882) and St. Jude's Institute (1884).

1892-1893: Green and white hoops introduced and first trophy is won, the West London Observer Cup.

1895-1896: Rangers enter the English FA Cup for the first time.

1899-1900: Club turn professional and join the Southern League.