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Queens Park Rangers FC, usually abbreviated to QPR, is a team, based in West London. Established in 1882, the clubs' local rivals include Chelsea, Fulham, and Brentford. Nicknamed The Superhoops, The Rangers, or simply The Rs, the club's most significant achievements include a First Division runners-up spot in 1976 and a FA Cup final in 1982. Queens Park Rangers have won the Championship on two occasions, with the most recent one in 2011.
In the past decade, QPR has struggled to score an upper half of the table league ranking. We see them mainly gravitating around the 15th spot in the Championship. The Rs played three seasons in the Premier League during the 2010s', but it will probably take a few more years before they are ready for a top-flight return.
Queens Park Rangers Transfers
Les Ferdinand from Hayes for £50,000 in 1986 – Ferdinand's career began with Cypriot team AEL Limassol, before moving on to Hayes FC – a team that no longer exists with this name. Spotted by QPR scouts, he completed a move to London at just 20 years of age. Spending two years out on loan, it was in 1990 when Ferdinand became a regular starter in the senior squad. With each season, his goal-scoring tallies continued to rise to the point where the striker recorded 24 goals in his final season for The Rs. In 1995 Ferdinand completed a move to fellow Premier League side Newcastle United. The sum of £9.5 Million that the Magpies paid for him was a QPR club record at the time.
Gareth Ainsworth from Cardiff City on a free transfer in 2003 – After struggling in England's top flight, Ainsworth returned to the Championship with Cardiff, but his stay with the club was short after manager Lennie Lawrance told him that he couldn't guarantee a regular starting place. In search of play-time, Ainsworth left Cardiff after going out of contract and joined QPR, where he spent six years. Being off to an excellent goal-scoring start with his new team, Ainsworth later suffered various injuries and earned a limited number of appearances. In 2008 the midfielder accepted the role of a player-coach under new boss Iain Dowie. Following Dowie's sacking, Ainsworth was appointed as the caretaker manager. He did surprisingly well for an inexperienced man but returned to playing in 2009 with Wycombe Wanderers.
Eberechi Eze from Millwall U18 on a free transfer in 2016 – As a youth, Eze played in several English club academies, including Arsenal, Fulham, Reading, and later Millwall. He impressed at a QPR trial and inked his contract with the London side in 2016. During his first season, Eze was only allowed a single FA Cup outing. In 2017/2018, he made 16 appearances and finally became a regular starter in the following season. In 2019/2020, Eze featured in all of QPR's league games and found the net on 14 occasions. In the summer of 2020, after a copious amount of transfer rumors, the 22-year-old joined a Premier League side in the face of Crystal Palace for a £17.8 Million fee and set the new record for QPR's most expensive player
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