List of Queens Park Rangers F.C. seasons

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The Queens Park Rangers team from the 1907–08 season who won the Southern League for the first time and competed in the first Charity Shield match

Queens Park Rangers Football Club, also known as QPR, is an English association football club based in White City, London. The club originated from a merger between St Jude's and Christchurch Rangers in 1886, both of whom were founded in 1882.[1] Initially an amateur side who played in the West London League and the second division of the London League,[2][3] QPR joined the Southern Football League when they turned professional in 1898.[4] After they won the league during the 1907–08 season, they participated in the first Charity Shield match and lost to Manchester United in a replay.[5]

They joined the Football League Third Division in 1920,[6] and in 1967 became the first Third Division side to win the League Cup.[5] They have won four divisional titles in the English football league system, two in the second tier and two in the third. Their best placed finish in the system was as runners-up in the Football League First Division in the 1975–76 season, while their best achievement in the FA Cup was also as runners-up, in the 1981–82 competition.

As of the end of the 2016–2017 season, the team have spent 40 seasons in the third tier of the English football league system, 28 in the second and 23 in the top tier. The table details the team's achievements and the top goalscorer in senior first-team competitions from their first professional season in the Southern Football League in the 1899–1900 season to the end of the most recently completed season. It includes the tournaments that QPR participated in during the First and Second World Wars, which are not counted against players' official statistics as they were unofficial and considered to be friendlies.

Key[edit]

Details for abandoned competitions: the 1938–39 Third Division South Cup and the 1939–40 Football League are shown in italics and appropriately footnoted.

Seasons[edit]

Season Division[a] P W D L F A Pts Pos[b] FA Cup [7][c] League Cup[d][9][10] Competition Result Name Goals
League Other Top scorer(s)[e]
1890–91 &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&


SF

R2

SF
&
&


1891–92 &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
West London Observer Cup[13] R2 &
&


1892–93 West London[1][14] &
&
&
&
&
&
16 6th &
&
West London Observer Cup[15] W &
&


1893–94 &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
West London Observer Cup F*[f] &
&


1894–95 &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&

QR3

R1
&
&


1895–96 &
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
&
QR1 &
FA Amateur Cup[18] QR3 &
&


1896–97 London 2[3] 16 10 1 5 31 14 21 3rd QR1 &
&
&
&
&


1897–98 London 2[19] &
&
&
&
&
&
&
Withdrew QR3 &

R4

SF
&
&


1898–99 West London[22][23] 12 10 2 0 22 2 22 1st Pre &
London Charity Cup[24] R1 &
&


1899–1900 Southern 1 28 12 2 14 49 57 26 8th R2 &
&
&
Frank Bedingfield 21
1900–01 Southern 1

Western 1A
28

16
11

7
4

4
13

5
43

39
48

25
26

18

4th
QR5 &
&
&
Percy Humphreys 12
1901–02 Southern 1

Western 1A
30

16
8

5
7

1
15

10
34

17
56

43
23

11

8th
QR5 &
&
&
Harry Millar 12
1902–03 Southern 1

Western 1A
30

16
11

6
6

2
13

8
34

18
42

43
28

14

7th
QR3 &
&
&
John Blackwood 10
1903–04 Southern 1

Western 1A
34

16
15

5
11

5
08

6
53

15
37

21
41

15

6th
QR3 &
&
&
John Blackwood 20
1904–05 Southern 1

Western 1A
34

20
14

6
8

3
12

11
51

27
46

45
36

15

11th
QR6 &
SP Floodlit Cup R2 Fred Bevan 20
1905–06 Southern 1

Western 1A
34

20
12

11
7

4
15

5
58

33
44

27
31

26

1st
R1 &
SP Floodlit Cup R1 Fred Ryder 15
1906–07 Southern 1

Western 1A
38

10
21

5
10

1
17

4
47

17
55

11
32

11

2nd
R1 &
SP Floodlit Cup SF Sidney Sugden 9
1907–08
Southern 1

Western 1A
38

12
21

5
9

1
8

6
82

20
57

23
51

11

5th
R2 &
FA Charity Shield F

16
1908–09
Southern 1

Western 1A
40

12
12

6
12

1
16

5
52

28
50

24
36

13

2nd
R1 &
London Challenge Cup R1 Billy Barnes 10
1909–10 Southern 1 42 19 13 10 56 47 51 3rd QF &
London Challenge Cup SF William Steer 27
1910–11 Southern 1 38 13 14 11 52 41 40 6th R1 &

R1

SF
Bob Browning 18
1911–12 Southern 1 38 21 11 6 59 35 53 1st R1 &



R1

R2

16
1912–13 Southern 1 38 18 10 10 46 35 46 6th R2 &

R2

W
James Birch 18
1913–14 Southern 1 38 16 9 13 45 43 41 8th QF &

R1

R2
James Birch 20
1914–15 Southern 1 38 13 12 13 55 56 38 12th R3 &

R2

R1
James Birch 17
1915–16[25]
London Com (Prin)

London Com (Supp)
22

14
8

2
3

5
11

7
27

14
41

37
19

9
8th

13th
&
&
&
&
Howard Humphries 9
1916–17[26] London Com (Prin) 39 10 9 20 48 86 29 10th &
&
&
&


10
1917–18[27] London Com (Prin) 36 14 2 20 20 48 30 8th &
&
&
&
George Dale 9
1918–19[28] London Com (Prin) 36 16 7 13 69 60 39 5th &
&
&
&
George Dale 18
1919–20 Southern 1 42 18 10 14 62 50 46 6th R1 &
London Challenge Cup SF James Birch 17
1920–21 Division 3[g] 42 22 9 11 61 32 53 3rd R2 &
London Challenge Cup SF Jack Smith 19
1921–22 Division 3S 42 18 13 11 53 44 49 5th R1 &
London Challenge Cup R2 James Birch 17
1922–23 Division 3S 42 16 10 16 54 49 42 11th QF &
London Challenge Cup R1 Dick Parker 20
1923–24 Division 3S 42 11 9 22 37 77 31 22nd R1 &
London Challenge Cup R1 Dick Parker 14
1924–25 Division 3S 42 14 8 20 42 63 36 19th R1 &
London Challenge Cup SF

10
1925–26 Division 3S 42 6 9 27 37 84 21 22nd R2 &
London Challenge Cup R1 James Birch 7
1926–27 Division 3S 42 15 9 18 65 71 39 14th &
&
London Challenge Cup R2 George Goddard 23
1927–28 Division 3S 42 17 9 16 72 71 43 10th R1 &
London Challenge Cup R2 George Goddard 26
1928–29 Division 3S 42 19 14 9 82 61 52 6th R1 &
London Challenge Cup R2 George Goddard 38
1929–30 Division 3S 42 21 9 12 80 68 51 3rd R3 &
London Challenge Cup R1 George Goddard[h] 42 ♦
1930–31 Division 3S 42 20 3 19 82 75 43 8th R3 &
&
&
George Goddard 27
1931–32 Division 3S 42 15 12 15 79 73 42 13th R4 &
&
&
George Goddard 19
1932–33 Division 3S 42 13 11 18 72 87 37 16th R3 &
&
&

14
1933–34 Division 3S 42 24 6 12 70 51 54 4th R3 &
Division 3S Cup R3 Jack Blackman 31
1934–35 Division 3S 42 16 9 17 63 72 41 13th R2 &
Division 3S Cup R3 Jack Blackman 21
1935–36 Division 3S 42 22 9 11 84 53 53 4th R1 &
Division 3S Cup R2 Tommy Cheetham 37
1936–37 Division 3S 42 18 9 15 73 52 45 9th R3 &
Division 3S Cup R1 Alfred Fitzgerald 21
1937–38 Division 3S 42 22 9 11 80 47 53 3rd R2 &
Division 3S Cup R3 Alfred Fitzgerald 21
1938–39 Division 3S 42 15 14 13 68 49 44 6th R3 &
Division 3S Cup[i] SF(S) Tommy Cheetham 27
1939–40[j] Division 3S

League South 'B'

League South 'D'
3

18

18
0

12

10
2

2

3
1

4

5
4

49

38
5

26

28
2

26

23

1st

2nd
&
&
Football League War Cup Pre Dave Mangnall 40
1940–41 League South

23

10
8

5
3

1
12

4
47

26
60

26
0.783[l]

11
25th

3rd
&
&
Football League War Cup R4 Dave Mangnall 41
1941–42 League South

30

6
11

2
3

1
16

3
52

8
59

7
25

5
10th

3rd
&
&
&
&
Dave Mangnall 12
1942–43 League South 28 18 2 8 64 49 38 3rd &
&
League Cup South SF Reg Swinfen 16
1943–44 League South 30 14 12 4 69 54 40 3rd &
&
League Cup South Grp William Heathcote 36
1944–45 League South 30 10 10 10 70 61 30 9th &
&
League Cup South Grp William Heathcote 23
1945–46 Division 3SN 20 14 4 2 50 15 32 1st R5[m] &
Division 3SN Cup SF Frank Neary 23
1946–47 Division 3S 42 23 11 8 74 40 57 2nd R3 &
&
&
Johnny Pattison 17
1947–48 Division 3S promoted 42 26 9 7 74 37 61 1st QF &
&
&
Cyril Hatton 25
1948–49 Division 2 42 14 11 17 44 62 39 13th R3 &
&
&
Bert Addinall 9
1949–50 Division 2 42 11 12 19 40 57 34 20th R3 &
&
&
Bert Addinall 11
1950–51 Division 2 42 15 10 17 71 82 40 16th R3 &
&
&
Cyril Hatton 16
1951–52 Division 2 relegated 42 11 12 19 52 81 34 22nd R3 &
&
&
Conway Smith 13
1952–53 Division 3S 46 12 15 19 61 82 39 20th R1 &
&
&
Conway Smith 14
1953–54 Division 3S 46 16 10 20 60 68 42 18th R3 &
&
&
Conway Smith 12
1954–55 Division 3S 46 15 14 17 69 75 44 15th R1 &
&
&
Conway Smith 18
1955–56 Division 3S 46 14 11 21 64 86 39 18th R1 &
Southern Floodlight Cup R1 Conway Smith 19
1956–57 Division 3S 46 18 11 17 61 60 47 10th R3 &
Southern Floodlight Cup R2 Arthur Longbottom 15
1957–58 Division 3S 46 18 14 14 64 65 50 10th R2 &
Southern Floodlight Cup R1 Arthur Longbottom 18
1958–59 Division 3 46 19 8 19 74 77 46 13th R3 &
Southern Floodlight Cup R1 Arthur Longbottom 20
1959–60 Division 3 46 18 13 15 73 54 49 8th R2 &
Southern Floodlight Cup R1 Brian Bedford 27
1960–61 Division 3 46 25 10 11 93 60 60 3rd R2 R1 &
&
Brian Bedford 37
1961–62 Division 3 46 24 11 11 111 73 59 4th R3 R2 &
&
Brian Bedford 39
1962–63 Division 3 46 17 11 18 85 76 45 13th R3 R2 &
&
Brian Bedford 26
1963–64 Division 3 46 17 9 19 76 78 45 15th R3 R1 &
&
Brian Bedford 25
1964–65 Division 3 46 17 12 17 72 80 46 14th R2 R2 &
&
Brian Bedford 26
1965–66 Division 3 46 24 9 13 95 65 57 3rd R3 R1 &
&
Les Allen[n] 33 ♦
1966–67 Division 3 promoted 46 26 15 5 103 38 67 1st R3 W &
&
Rodney Marsh[o] 44 ♦
1967–68 Division 2 promoted 42 25 8 9 67 36 58 2nd R3 R4 &
&
Rodney Marsh 14
1968–69 Division 1 relegated 42 4 10 28 39 95 18 22nd R3 R2 &
&

8
1969–70 Division 2 42 17 11 14 66 57 45 9th QF QF &
&
Barry Bridges 24
1970–71 Division 2 42 16 11 15 58 53 43 11th R3 R3 &
&
Rodney Marsh 23
1971–72 Division 2 42 20 14 8 57 28 54 4th R2 R4 &
&
Rodney Marsh 20
1972–73 Division 2 promoted 42 24 13 5 81 37 61 2nd R5 R2 &
&
Don Givens[p] 26 ♦
1973–74 Division 1 42 13 17 12 56 52 43 8th QF R4 &
&
Stan Bowles 22
1974–75 Division 1 42 16 10 16 54 54 42 11th R5 R3 &
&
Don Givens 21
1975–76 Division 1 42 24 11 7 67 33 59 2nd R3 R4 &
&
Don Givens 13
1976–77 Division 1 42 13 12 17 47 52 38 14th R4 SF UEFA Cup QF

19
1977–78 Division 1 42 9 15 18 47 64 33 19th R5 R3 &
&
Stan Bowles 9
1978–79 Division 1 relegated 42 6 13 23 45 73 25 20th R3 R4 &
&

6
1979–80 Division 2 42 18 13 11 75 53 49 5th R3 R4 &
&
Clive Allen[q] 30 ♦
1980–81 Division 2 42 15 13 14 56 46 43 8th R3 R3 &
&
Tommy Langley 9
1981–82 Division 2 42 21 6 15 65 43 69[r] 5th F[s] R3 &
&
Simon Stainrod 24
1982–83 Division 2 promoted 42 26 7 9 77 36 85 1st R3 R2 &
&

16
1983–84 Division 1 42 22 7 13 67 37 73 5th R3 R2 &
&
Simon Stainrod 16
1984–85 Division 1 42 13 11 18 53 72 50 19th R3 QF UEFA Cup R2 Gary Bannister 28
1985–86 Division 1 42 15 7 20 53 64 52 13th R3 F &
&
Gary Bannister 18
1986–87 Division 1 42 13 11 18 48 64 50 16th R5 R2 &
&
Gary Bannister 16
1987–88 Division 1 40 19 10 11 48 38 67 5th R5 R3 Full Members' Cup R1 Gary Bannister 10
1988–89 Division 1 38 14 11 13 43 37 53 9th R3 QF


R1
Mark Falco 15
1989–90 Division 1 38 12 11 14 45 44 50 11th QF R3 &
&
Colin Clarke 9
1990–91 Division 1 38 12 10 16 44 53 46 12th R3 R4 Full Members Cup R2 Roy Wegerle 19
1991–92 Division 1 42 12 18 12 48 47 54 11th R3 R3 Full Members Cup QF Dennis Bailey 11
1992–93 Premier 42 17 12 13 63 55 63 5th R4 R4 &
&
Les Ferdinand 24
1993–94 Premier 42 16 12 14 62 61 60 9th R3 R4 &
&
Les Ferdinand 18
1994–95 Premier 42 17 9 16 61 59 60 8th QF R3 &
&
Les Ferdinand 26
1995–96 Premier relegated 38 9 6 23 38 57 33 19th R4 R4 &
&
Danny Dichio 12
1996–97 Division 1 46 18 12 16 64 60 66 9th R5 R2 &
&
John Spencer 18
1997–98 Division 1 46 10 19 17 51 63 49 20th R3 R1 &
&
Mike Sheron 11
1998–99 Division 1 46 12 11 23 52 61 47 20th R3 R2 &
&
Mike Sheron 9
1999–2000 Division 1 46 16 18 12 62 53 66 10th R4 R1 &
&

14
2000–01 Division 1 relegated 46 7 19 20 45 75 40 23rd R4 R1 &
&
Peter Crouch 12
2001–02 Division 2 46 19 14 13 60 49 71 8th R1 R1 Football League Trophy R1 Andy Thomson 21
2002–03 Division 2 46 24 11 11 69 45 83 4th R1 R1 Football League Trophy R1

14
2003–04 Division 2 promoted 46 22 17 7 80 45 83 2nd R1 R2 Football League Trophy SF(S) Kevin Gallen 17
2004–05 Championship 46 17 11 18 54 58 62 11th R3 R1 &
&
Paul Furlong 18
2005–06 Championship 46 12 14 20 50 65 50 21st R3 R1 &
&

9
2006–07 Championship 46 14 11 21 54 68 53 18th R3 R2 &
&
Dexter Blackstock 14
2007–08 Championship 46 14 16 16 60 66 58 14th R3 R1 &
&
Ákos Buzsáky 10
2008–09 Championship 46 15 16 25 42 44 61 11th R3 R4 &
&
Dexter Blackstock 12
2009–10 Championship 46 14 15 17 58 65 57 13th R3 R3 &
&
Jay Simpson 13
2010–11 Championship promoted 46 24 16 6 71 32 88 1st R3 R1 &
&
Adel Taarabt 19
2011–12 Premier 38 10 7 21 43 66 37 17th R4 R1 &
&
Heiðar Helguson 9
2012–13 Premier relegated 38 8 6 24 42 73 30 20th R4 R3 &
&
Loïc Rémy 6
2013–14 Championship promoted 46 23 11 12 60 44 80 4th R3 R2 &
&
Charlie Austin 18
2014–15 Premier relegated 38 4 13 21 30 60 25 20th R3 R2 &
&
Charlie Austin 18
2015–16 Championship 46 14 18 14 54 54 60 12th R3 R2 &
&
Charlie Austin

10
2016–17 Championship 46 15 8 23 52 66 53 18th R3 R3 &
&
Idrissa Sylla 10
2017–18 Championship 46 15 11 20 58 70 56 16th R3 R2 &
&
Matt Smith 11

General sources:[31][37][38]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Divisions are sorted according to their level within the English football league system at the time.
  2. ^ In seasons when the club played in more than one league, the column is sorted by the league with the most games, with the exception of the 1939–40 season.
  3. ^ Beginning with the 1925–26 season, the FA Cup was structured so that the third round proper contained 64 teams. Prior to that date, the structure had varied, so rounds are not directly comparable to the round of the same name after 1925.[7][8]
  4. ^ The Football League Cup competition started in the 1960–61 season.[9]
  5. ^ Includes goals scored in all first-team competitions as listed in this table, including wartime competitions.
  6. ^ QPR reached the final of the tournament, but their opponents refused to play the match.[15]
  7. ^ In 1920, the Football League formed a third division comprising the majority of the Southern League First Division clubs.[29]
  8. ^ Goddard scored 37 goals in the Third Division South.[30]
  9. ^ The 1938–39 Third Division South Cup was never completed.[31]
  10. ^ When the Second World War began, the 1939–40 Football League season was abandoned with three matches played and QPR in 16th position.[32]
  11. ^ The cup consisted of an initial league round followed by a final.[33]
  12. ^ As the league during this season consisted of teams who each played a different number of games, goal average was used to rank the teams.[34]
  13. ^ The FA Cup was contested in 1945–46. From the first round proper to the sixth round (quarter-final), results were determined on aggregate score over two legs.[7]
  14. ^ Allen scored 30 goals in the Third Division.[30]
  15. ^ Marsh scored 30 goals in the Third Division.[30]
  16. ^ Givens scored 23 goals in the Third Division.[30]
  17. ^ Allen scored 28 goals in the Second Division.[30]
  18. ^ The 1981–82 season saw the introduction of three points for a win instead of two.[35]
  19. ^ Rangers drew 1–1 with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium in the 1982 FA Cup Final, losing 1–0 in the replay.[36]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ a b c Macey 2009, p. 8.
  2. ^ "West London Sayings and Doings". West London Observer. XXXVI (1938). 27 August 1892. p. 6.
  3. ^ a b "London League". Bromley & District Times (819). 7 May 1897. p. 3.
  4. ^ Macey 2009, p. 10.
  5. ^ a b "A Potted History of QPR (1882–2011)". Queens Park Rangers F.C. 19 August 2011. Archived from the original on 17 September 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2012.
  6. ^ Macey 2009, p. 20.
  7. ^ a b c "The FA Cup Archive". The Football Association (The FA). Retrieved 12 February 2012. Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
  8. ^ Barber, David (12 January 2011). "Four replays". The Football Association (The FA). Retrieved 7 December 2011.
  9. ^ a b "League Tables". The Football League. Archived from the original on 25 December 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2012. Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
  10. ^ "The Carling Cup". Carling. Retrieved 4 February 2012. Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
  11. ^ "Football Notes". West London Observer. XXXVI (1859). 14 February 1891. p. 7.
  12. ^ "West London Observer Football Challenge Cup". West London Observer. XXXVI (1866). 4 April 1891. p. 7.
  13. ^ "The London Challenge Cup". The Times (33471). 2 November 1891. p. 12.
  14. ^ "Sports and Pastimes". Willesden Chronicle (819). 10 March 1893. p. 6.
  15. ^ a b Macey 2009, p. 9.
  16. ^ "The Football Association Amateur Cup". The Standard (22276). 23 November 1895. p. 7.
  17. ^ "Middlesex Challenge Cup". The Times (34485). 28 January 1895. p. 10.
  18. ^ "The Amateur Cup". The Times (34743). 25 November 1895. p. 11.
  19. ^ "Results at a Glance". Bromley & District Times (866). 1 April 1898. p. 3.
  20. ^ "London Senior Cup". West London Observer. XLII (2262). 7 January 1898. p. 2.
  21. ^ "Other Matches". The Times (35415). 17 January 1898. p. 11.
  22. ^ "West London Football League and Alliance". West London Observer. XLIII (2278). 20 May 1898. p. 5.
  23. ^ "West London League – Div. I.". West London League. XLIII (2324). 28 April 1899. p. 2.
  24. ^ "The Association Cup". The Times (35679). 21 November 1898. p. 13.
  25. ^ Kungler, Peter (15 February 2003). "England 1915/16". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  26. ^ Kungler, Peter (15 February 2003). "England 1916/17". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  27. ^ Kungler, Peter (23 January 2005). "England 1917/18". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  28. ^ Kungler, Peter (15 February 2003). "England 1918/19". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  29. ^ Abbink, Dinant (24 July 2005). "England – Southern League Final Tables". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  30. ^ a b c d e Ross, James M. (15 July 2011). "English League Leading Goalscorers". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  31. ^ a b Macey 2009, pp. 256–475.
  32. ^ Felton, Paul. "Season 1939–40 (Abandoned)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  33. ^ Macey 2009, p. 340.
  34. ^ Macey 2009, p. 338.
  35. ^ "History Of The Football League". The Football League. 22 September 2010. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  36. ^ Macey 2009, pp. 193–195.
  37. ^ "Queens Park Rangers". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  38. ^ "QPR Squad details". Soccerbase. Centurycomm. Retrieved 6 April 2018. Individual seasons accessed via dropdown menu.
General
  • Macey, Gordon (2009). Queens Park Rangers: The Complete Record. Derby, UK: Breedon. ISBN 978-1-85983-714-6.

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