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Queens Park Rangers Football Club (also known as QPR) is a professional association football club based in White City, London, that currently plays in the Championship, the second tier of English football. Their honours include the raising of the League Cup in 1967, as well as being champions of the Championship in 1983 and 2011. QPR were also triumphant in the 2013–14 Championship playoffs and were winners of the League One trophy in 1947–48 and 1966–67.[3]

Queens Park Rangers
Queens Park Rangers crest
Full name Queens Park Rangers Football Club
Nickname(s)
  • The Hoops[1]
  • The Rs
Short name QPR
Founded 1882; 135 years ago (1882)
Ground Loftus Road Stadium
Ground Capacity 18,439[2]
Owner Tune Group (55%)
Ruben Gnanalingam (33%)
Lakshmi Mittal (11%)
Co–Chairmen Tony Fernandes
Ruben Gnanalingam
Manager Ian Holloway
League Championship
2016–17 Championship, 18th
Website Club home page
Current season

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.[3]

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, of whom they contest what are known as West London Derbies.[3]

Contents

HistoryEdit

For the current season see 2016–17 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

1880s–1970sEdit

The club was formed in 1886, when a team known as St Jude's (formed in 1884) merged with Christchurch Rangers (formed in 1882).[4] The resulting team was called Queen's Park Rangers, because most of the players came from the Queen's Park area of north-west London. QPR became a professional team in 1889, and played their home games in nearly 20 different stadia (a league record), before permanently settling at Loftus Road in 1917, although the team would briefly attempt to attract larger crowds by playing at the White City Stadium for two short spells: 1931 to 1933, and the 1962–63 season.[5]

 
Chart showing the progress of QPR's league finishes from 1920–21 season to present.

QPR were promoted as champions of Division 3 South in the 1947–48 season. Dave Mangnall was the manager as the club participated in four seasons of the Second Division, being relegated in 1951–52. Tony Ingham was signed from Leeds United and went on to make the most ever league appearances for QPR (519). Arguably the club's greatest ever manager,[6] Alec Stock, arrived prior to the start of the 1959–60 season. The 1960–61 season saw QPR achieve their biggest win to date: 9–2 vs Tranmere Rovers in a Division 3 match. In time, Stock, together with Jim Gregory who arrived as chairman in the mid-1960s, helped to achieve a total transformation of the club and its surroundings.

In 1966–67, QPR won the Division Three championship and became the first Third Division club to win the League Cup on Saturday, 4 March 1967, beating West Bromwich Albion 3–2, coming back from a two-goal deficit. It is still the only major trophy that QPR have won. It was also the first League Cup final to be held at Wembley Stadium. After winning promotion in 1968 to the top flight for the first time in their history, Rangers were relegated after just one season and spent the next four years in Division Two. Terry Venables joined from Spurs at the beginning of the 1969–70 season and Rodney Marsh was sold to Manchester City. During this time, new QPR heroes emerged including Phil Parkes, Don Givens, Dave Thomas and Stan Bowles. These new signings were in addition to home-grown talent such as Dave Clement, Ian Gillard, Mick Leach and Gerry Francis.

In 1974 Dave Sexton joined as manager and, in 1975–76 led QPR to the runners-up spot in the First Division, missing out on the championship by one point with a squad containing seven England internationals and internationals from the home nations. After completing their 42-game season, QPR sat at the top of the league, one point ahead of Liverpool who went on to defeat Wolverhampton Wanderers to clinch the title. Wolves were relegated to the Second Division that same season. The late 1970s also saw some cup success with Rangers reaching the semi-finals of the League Cup and in their first entry into European football reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup losing to AEK Athens on penalties. Following Sexton's departure in 1977 the club eventually slipped into the Second Division in 1979.

1980s–1990sEdit

In 1980 Terry Venables took over as manager and the club installed a 'plastic pitch'. In 1982 QPR, still playing in the Second Division, reached the FA Cup Final for the only time in the club's history, facing holders Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham won 1–0 in a replay. The following season QPR went on to win the Second Division championship and returned to English football's top division. After a respectable fifth-place finish, and UEFA Cup qualification, the following year, Venables departed to become manager of Barcelona. In 1988 the club had a new chairman, Richard Thompson. who at 24 was the Premier League's youngest ever chairman. Over the next seven years, various managers came and went from Loftus Road and the club spent many seasons finishing mid table but avoided relegation. The most successful season during this period was the 1987–88 season in which QPR finished fifth, missing out on a UEFA Cup campaign due to the ban on English clubs in European competition as a result of the Heysel Stadium disaster. They were also runners up in the 1986 League Cup, losing to Oxford United.

 
Old crest used from the 1980s until 2008

Gerry Francis, a key player in the 1970s QPR side who had proved himself as a successful manager with Bristol Rovers, was appointed manager in the summer of 1991. In the 1991–92 First Division campaign they finished mid-table in the league and were founder members of the new Premier League, finishing fifth, as top London club, in the 1992–93 inaugural season. Francis oversaw one of QPR's most famous victories, the 4–1 win at Old Trafford in front of live TV on New Year's Day 1992. Midway through the 1994–95 season Francis resigned and very quickly became manager of Tottenham Hotspur and Ray Wilkins was installed as player-manager. Wilkins led QPR to an eighth-place finish in the Premiership. In July 1995 the club's top goalscorer, Les Ferdinand, was sold for a club record fee of £6 million to Newcastle United.

QPR struggled throughout the following season and were relegated at the end of the 1995–96 season. QPR then competed in Division 1 until 2001 under a succession of managers. Gerry Francis returned in 1998; however, the 2000–2001 season proved to be a disaster, and Francis resigned in early 2001.

2000–presentEdit

Charismatic former player Ian Holloway became manager but was unable to stop Rangers from being relegated to England's third tier for the first time for more than 30 years. Following the 2003–2004 season QPR returned to Division 1 and struggled for consistent form over the next two campaigns before Holloway was suspended amidst rumours of his impending departure for Leicester City. A poor series of results and lack of progress at the club saw Holloway's successors Gary Waddock and later John Gregory – both former players – fail to hold on to the manager's job.

During this same period, QPR became embroiled in financial and boardroom controversy. Although the club had floated on the Alternative Investment Market in 1991, in 2001 it entered administration (receivership). A period of financial hardship followed and the club left administration after receiving a £10m high-interest emergency loan which continued to burden the club.[7] Scandals involving the directors, shareholders and others emerged in 2005–06 season and included allegations of blackmail and threats of violence against the club's chairman Gianni Paladini.[8] In an unrelated incident QPR were further rocked by the murder of youth team player Kiyan Prince on 18 May 2006[9] and, in August 2007, the death of teenager and promising first-team player Ray Jones in a car crash.[10]

Following this low point in the club's history as Rangers also faced mounting financial pressure, in the same month it was announced that the club had been bought by wealthy Formula One businessmen Flavio Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone (see Ownership and finances below). During the 2007–08 season, Rangers competed in the Football League Championship (see also: Queens Park Rangers F.C. season 2007-08). John Gregory's reign as manager came to an end in October 2007 after a string of poor results left QPR at the bottom of the Championship and he was replaced by Luigi De Canio until the end of the 2007–08 season. Further investment followed in early 2008 as the club looked to push for promotion to the Premier League within four years, on the back of greater financial stability.[11] On 14 May 2008 Iain Dowie was announced as the manager to begin the campaign to return Rangers to the top flight.[12][13]

However, on 24 October 2008 Iain Dowie was sacked after just 15 games in charge of the club.[14]

 
Badge introduced under Flavio Briattore and used from 2008–2016

On 19 November 2008, QPR named former Portugal midfielder Paulo Sousa as their new first team coach.[15] However, on 9 April 2009, his contract was terminated after he allegedly divulged confidential information without authority.[16] On the same day as Sousa's sacking, player/coach Gareth Ainsworth was appointed as player/caretaker manager for a second time. In June 2009 Jim Magilton was named as new manager of QPR. Despite leading QPR to a good start to the 2009–10 season, a loss of form combined with an alleged head-butting incident[citation needed] with Hungarian midfielder Ákos Buzsáky saw the club further embroiled in controversy. Magilton left the club by mutual consent on 16 December 2009, along with his assistant John Gorman. They were replaced by Paul Hart and Mick Harford on the next day. Less than a month and only five games after becoming manager at QPR, Paul Hart parted with the club on 14 January 2010; the reasons for his leaving the club were unstated.

On 30 April 2011, QPR secured promotion to the Premier League by winning the Championship with a 2–0 win over Watford.[17] A subsequent FA investigation involving QPR's acquisition of Alejandro Faurlín threatened to deduct points from the side and put their promotion into jeopardy. The investigation concluded on 7 May 2011, with QPR found to be at fault in two of the seven charges, and received a £875,000 fine. However, there were no points deducted by the FA, and QPR's promotion to the Premier League was secured.[18]

In January 2012, club chairman Tony Fernandes appointed Mark Hughes as team manager 36 hours after the previous incumbent Neil Warnock was sacked. Following a tough start to his Loftus Road career and after a run of five straight home wins, Hughes and QPR escaped relegation despite a dramatic 3–2 defeat at Manchester City on the last day of the season.[19]

On 23 November 2012, Mark Hughes was sacked on the back of a poor start to the 2012–13 season,[20] having amassed only four points in 12 games and with the club languishing at the bottom of the Premier League despite significant financial investment in new players in the 11 months of Hughes' tenure. A day later, Harry Redknapp was confirmed as the new manager.[21] On 28 April 2013, in a 0–0 draw against fellow relegation rivals Reading, and with three games of the season to play, QPR were relegated from the Premier League down to the Championship after two seasons in the top flight.[22]

During the 2013–14 season, QPR finished fourth in the Championship, and qualified for the play-offs where they defeated Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals. In the final against favourites Derby County on 24 May 2014, QPR won 1–0 with a goal scored by Bobby Zamora in the 90th minute to return to the Premier League.[23]

Following promotion to the Premier League, QPR endured a difficult 2014–2015 campaign. Their initial manager, Harry Redknapp, resigned in February after poor results and mutual frustration with the board. He was replaced by Chris Ramsey. The team finished the season last, amassing only 30 points, and were relegated back to the Championship after only one season. After a poor start to the Championship, Chris Ramsey was sacked in November 2015 and former manager Neil Warnock returned to the hot seat in interim charge. On 4 December 2015, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was appointed the club's new manager on a rolling contract.[citation needed] Hasselbaink was sacked on 5 November 2016, just 11 months after being in charge.[24] Then six days later QPR reappointed Ian Holloway who was in charge 10 years previously.[25]

StadiaEdit

Rangers had a somewhat nomadic existence in the early decades of professional football. The several grounds before 1886 are unknown but were probably in the Queens Park area (the first being The Queens Park itself). Since joining the Football League in 1920,[26] QPR have only played at two grounds: Loftus Road and White City Stadium.

There were plans to build a new 40,000 seater stadium called New Queens Park, however, plans have been shelved with the club looking to build a stadium on the site of the Linford Christie Stadium with 30,000 seats.

Ownership and financesEdit

British music, media and sport entrepreneur Chris Wright bought QPR in 1996, eventually relinquishing his majority shareholding in 2001 having ploughed £20 million into Loftus Road over the previous five years; the club struggled financially and went into administration that same year.[28][29] Following lengthy negotiations in December 2004, Wright agreed to sell his remaining 15% stake; 50% of the money paid to him was given back to QPR, which was significant amount of cash to the club.[30]

After a number of years of financial difficulties which included a period in financial administration, QPR was bought by Formula One tycoons and multi-millionaires Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore in a £14 million takeover in August 2007. In spending £690,000 to acquire a 69% majority stake in the club from a Monaco-based consortium led by Italian football agent, Antonio Caliendo, Ecclestone spent £150,000 on his 15%, while Briatore bought 54% for £540,000 through a British Virgin Islands registered company, Sarita Capital. In addition, Briatore and Ecclestone were believed to have promised £5 million in convertible loan facilities to help buy players and have covered £13 million of debt, in a total commitment to the club of around £20 million. At the time of purchase, the remaining 31% of shareholders turned down the offer of 1p a share.[31]

On 20 December 2007, it was announced that the family of billionaire Lakshmi Mittal had purchased a 20% shareholding in the club from Flavio Briatore. The purchase price of the 20% stake was just £200,000. As part of the investment Lakshmi Mittal's son-in-law Amit Bhatia took a place on the board of directors.[32] While Gianni Paladini remained chairman of the football club, Alejandro Agag, as chairman of QPR Holdings (the parent company) was the de facto chairman,[31] until he was replaced by Flavio Briatore in early February 2008.[33] Agag moved into the role of managing director, supported by a deputy managing director, Ali Russell, who moved from Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.[33]

Despite QPR's perilous financial condition in 2007–08, the combined personal wealth of the club's new owners – which included the then world's eighth richest man, Lakshmi Mittal – sparked speculation that QPR would receive significant further investment from their new benefactors, drawing parallels with their wealthy West London neighbours Chelsea and Fulham.[34] However, no significant further funds were made available to the club other than those injected as part of the purchase of its share capital, and much of the subsequent player transfer activity involved loan acquisitions or free transfers. Indeed, it was reported in January 2008 that the investors had not discharged the £10 million loan from ABC Corporation – secured on the club's stadium – together with its £1 million annual interest burden—despite the club's prospective annual turnover of between £10 million and £15 million. Furthermore, around £2 million was still owed to former director and major shareholder, Antonio Caliendo, who waived £4.5 million of loans when Briatore and Ecclestone bought the club. It was expected that the ABC loan would be discharged in June 2008 on its maturity and that the debt owed to Caliendo would be paid off "in early 2008" in line with a funding strategy which Ecclestone publicly stated would not result in the wealthy owners simply bankrolling the club.[34] In fact, the ABC loan was discharged on or around 31 July 2008.[35]

Mittal's investment is thought to be primarily motivated by his son-in-law's interests and it was assumed that Mittal himself would remain a silent investor while Briatore, Ecclestone and Bhatia worked together to implement the strategy of slowly building the club up ahead of a push for promotion to the Premier League in 2009. The new owners also pledged to refurbish Loftus Road and use their experience in Formula One to increase sponsorship revenues.[31] On 25 March 2008, QPR confirmed that, from the 2008–09 season and for five seasons, their kits would be supplied by Lotto Sport Italia as part of a number of new partnerships formed by Flavio Briatore.[36] The investment potential of the club's new backers resulted in a number of wildly speculative storylines in the football press throughout the 2007–08 season, including rumoured signings of former World Player of the Year winners Luís Figo and Zinedine Zidane, the latter as a possible manager.[37]

In May 2008, billionaire Vijay Mallya was linked with buying into the club, as part of the Ecclestone, Briatore and Mittal consortium.[citation needed] Following the termination of the club's sponsorship deals with Car Giant, Le Coq Sportif and Sellotape at the end of the 2007–08 season, in early July 2008 it was expected to be announced that Gulf Air would be the new shirt sponsors for three years.[38] Further sponsorship packages were also announced, including Abbey Financial Services and Lotto Sport Italia.[39] On 12 September 2011, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia announced sponsorship of QPR’s shirts for the two seasons, with the sponsorship costing some £6.2 million.[40]

 
Tony Fernandes is the chairman of Queens Park Rangers

Flavio Briatore's future as QPR chairman came into question in September 2009 after he left the Renault F1 team in the midst of race fixing allegations.[41][42] The Football League board discussed the matter on 8 October 2009 and declared that they would be awaiting a response from Briatore to various questions before commenting further.[43] Meanwhile, the club continued to make losses (£18.8m in 2008–09 and £13.7m 2009–10). Briatore sold his 62% share to Ecclestone in December 2010, with the Italian possibly retaining a right of first refusal should Ecclestone sell, and initially stepped back from the day-to-day running of the business in favour of Amit Bhatia and Ishan Saksena, the company chairman and managing director respectively. However, his involvement gradually returned, and conflicts between Briatore on the one hand and Bhatia and Saksena on the other resulted in both Bhatia and Saksena leaving QPR in May 2011.[44] During QPR's successful Championship-winning season in 2010/11, Ecclestone made numerous public statements about his willingness to sell his stake in the club, hoping to cash in on their promotion to the Premier League.[citation needed]

On 18 August 2011, Malaysian businessman Tony Fernandes was unveiled as the majority shareholder after having bought out Ecclestone's then-66% stake in the club for a rumoured fee of around ₤35 million, while the Mittal Family retained their 33% stake. Amit Bhatia was restored to his position as vice-chairman.[45] Phillip Beard was announced as the new chief executive of the club and Gianni Paladini removed as club chairman. Briatore and Ecclestone were no longer involved with the club, with no board representation or other financial ties. Bhatia also explained in the takeover announcement that the loan, representing the refinanced ABC Corporation debt secured using the stadium as collateral, had now been "bought off" by the new regime -that is, refinanced by new debt. It is thought that the current debt is represented by a shareholder loan to the club and is non-interest-bearing.[46] Despite the club's fortunes in attracting investors, it continues to be mired in controversy from previous ownership regimes and has been subject to proceedings from former investors Carlos Dunga and Antonio Caliendo.[47][48]

The club also has a variety of other sponsors and partners, which include Smarkets (primary), Dryworld (technical), Carlsberg, SKYEX, Land-Fx, BT, Metro Bank, & BMI.[49]

Statistics and recordsEdit

 
QPR signed Christopher Samba for a club record £12.5 million from Anzhi Makhachkala in January 2013, then sold him back for a club record £13 million in July

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 6 June 2017.[50]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Alex Smithies
  MF Luke Freeman
  DF Jake Bidwell
  DF Grant Hall
  DF Nedum Onuoha (captain)
  DF Joel Lynch
  MF Ariel Borysiuk
  MF Jordan Cousins
  FW Conor Washington
  MF Sean Goss
  FW Jamie Mackie
  GK Matt Ingram
  FW Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
  MF Paweł Wszołek
  FW Matt Smith
  DF Jack Robinson
  FW Abdenasser El Khayati
  MF Massimo Luongo
No. Position Player
  DF Steven Caulker
  MF Yeni N'Gbakoto
  DF James Perch
  MF Michael Petrasso
  GK Joe Lumley
  MF Olamide Shodipo
  DF Darnell Furlong
  MF Axel Prohouly
  DF Osman Kakay
  FW Reece Grego-Cox
  MF Brandon Comley
  MF Chris Paul
  DF Niko Hämäläinen
  MF Eberechi Eze
  FW Idrissa Sylla
  MF Ryan Manning
  DF Alex Finney
  MF Josh Scowen

Out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  DF Jack Williams (on work experience loan to Bishop's Stortford until 29 April 2017)
No. Position Player
  FW Brandon Adams (on loan to Perlis FA until 1 January 2018)

Development squadEdit

Under-23sEdit

As of 31 January 2017[51]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  FW Odysseus Alfa
  GK Marcin Brzozowski
  MF Ilias Chair
  FW Dan Darbyshire
  GK Seny Dieng
  GK Martin Herdman
No. Position Player
  GK Conor Hudnott
  FW Aramide Oteh
  MF Charlie Owens
  DF Giles Phillips
  FW Danny Rowe
  MF Joshua Wallen

Under-18sEdit

As of 31 January 2017[52]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  MF Romeo Akinola
  MF Amrit Bansal-McNulty
  MF Faysal Bettache
  GK Myles Bowman
  FW Hugo Cardoso
  MF Mus Dauti
  MF Daniel Disubi
  FW Kingsley Eshun
  DF Charlie Fox
No. Position Player
  FW Jardel Francis-Adeyinka
  MF Caden Genovesi
  DF Geoff Kibaki
  MF Aiden Mesias
  FW Gilbert Miller
  DF Kraig Noel-McLeod
  MF Mickel Platt
  MF Leandro Ribeiro
  GK Harvey White

Notable former playersEdit

Queens Park Rangers F.C. All-time First XI

Retired numbersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
31   FW Ray Jones (2006–07) posthumous honour
 

Queens Park Rangers F.C. "All Time XI"Edit

Queens Park Rangers fans were asked for a vote for their all time strongest squad in 2008.

Current coaching staffEdit

Updated 4 November 2015.[53]
Position Name Nationality
Manager Ian Holloway English
Assistant Manager Curtis Fleming Ireland
First Team Coach Marc Bircham Canadian
Technical Director Chris Ramsey English
Goalkeeping Coach Gavin Ward English
Academy Manager Vacant English
Head of Coaching and Coach Education Simon Ireland English
Scouting Coordinator Ian Butterworth English
Head of Medical Services Matthew May English
Kit Man Gary Doyle English
Senior Professional Development Coach Paul Hall Jamaican
Professional Development Coach Paul Furlong English
Assistant Professional Development Coach Ose Aibangbee Nigerian
Head of Academy Recruitment Gary Karsa English
Lead Youth Development Coach Eddie Munnelly English
Assistant Youth Development Coach Kwesi Casely-Hayford English
Lead Foundation Coach Lee Hayes English
Head of Education Rob Nicoll English
Academy Coach Andy Impey English
First Team Sports Scientist Jack Sharkey Israeli
Head of Performance John Phillips English
First Team Therapist Sam Harwood English
Sports Therapist Jasper Clinkscales English
Equipment Monitorer Sam Perrin English

Current board of directorsEdit

Updated 15 June 2015.[53]
Position Name Nationality
Owners Tony Fernandes
Ruben Gnanalingam
Lakshmi Mittal
Malaysian
Malaysian
Indian
Co-chairmen Tony Fernandes Malaysian
Ruben Gnanalingam Malaysian
Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia Indian
Board Members Tony Fernandes Malaysian
Amit Bhatia Indian
Kamarudin Meranun Malaysian
Director of Football Les Ferdinand English
Club Ambassador Andy Sinton English
CEO Lee Hoos American
COO Mark Donnelly English
Finance Director Ruban Ghandinesen Malaysian
Head of Media and Communications Ian Taylor English
Press and Media Manager Paul Morrissey English

ManagersEdit

As of 22 February 2017

The last ten managers of QPR:

Name Nat From To G W D L Win %
Neil Warnock   March 2010 January 2012 81 33 26 22 40.74
Mark Hughes   January 2012 November 2012 29 8 2 19 27.59
Mark Bowen & Eddie Niedzwiecki (Caretakers)  
 
November 2012 November 2012 1 0 0 1 0.00
Harry Redknapp   November 2012 February 2015 105 36 26 43 37.65
Kevin Bond, Les Ferdinand & Chris Ramsey (Caretakers)  
 
 
February 2015 February 2015 0 0 0 0 00.00
Kevin Bond & Chris Ramsey (Caretakers)  
 
February 2015 February 2015 2 1 0 1 50.00
Chris Ramsey   February 2015 November 2015 30 8 6 16 26.67
Neil Warnock (Caretaker)   November 2015 December 2015 4 2 1 1 50.00
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink   December 2015 November 2016 38 11 15 12 28.94
Ian Holloway   November 2016 Present 18 6 2 10 33.33

KitsEdit

 
A typical Queens Park Rangers F.C. home shirt for the 2012–13 season
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1974–1975 Admiral None
1975–1976 Umbro
1976–1983 Adidas
1983–1986 Guinness
1986–1987 Blue*Star
1987–1989 Holland and Fly KLM
1989–1990 Influence
1990 Aug – 1990 Dec Influence Leisure
1990 Dec – 1991 Holland and Fly KLM
1991–1992 Brooks Brooks
1992–1993 Clubhouse Classic FM
1993–1994 CSF
1994–1995 Compaq
1995–1996 View From
1996–1997 Ericsson
1997–2001 Le Coq Sportif
2001–2003 JD Sports
2003–2006 Binatone
2006–2008 Cargiant.co.uk
2008–2011 Lotto GulfAir.com
2011–2012 Malaysia Airlines
2012–2014 AirAsia
2014–2016 Nike
2016–2017 Dryworld Smarkets
2017– Erreà Royal Panda[54]

HonoursEdit

Note: the leagues and divisions of English football have changed somewhat over time, so here they are grouped into their relative levels on the English football league system at the time they were won to allow easy comparison of the achievement

Domestic honoursEdit

[55]

Minor honoursEdit

[56]

  • Division Three South (North Region) Champions: 1945–46
  • Southern League Champions: 1907–08, 1911–12
  • Western League Champions: 1905–06
  • Western League Runners-up: 1906–07, 1908
  • Wartime League South B Champions: 1939–40
  • Wartime League South D Runners-up: 1939–40
  • West London Challenge Cup Finalist: 1890–91
  • West London Observer Cup Winners: 1891–92, 1892–93
  • London Cup Winners: 1895
  • Southern Charity Cup Winners: 1913

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