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Queens Park Rangers F.C. was founded in 1882, following the merger of two clubs, St. Jude's and Christchurch Rangers. The team was the most nomadic in the history of English Football, playing home games in 20 different grounds before settling at Loftus Road in 1917. The team achieved several successes in the early years, winning the West London Observer cup three times in the 1890's and the London Cup once. Spurred on by their success the team turned professional in 1898 and joined the Southern League, finally winning the championship in 1907-08. They expected election to the Football League, but eighth place Tottenham were elected instead. In 1920 they joined the newly formed Football League Third Division. Their first major trophy was the League Cup in 1967 making them the first Third Division side to win that trophy. They finished the year as Division Three champions. The following season they achieved promotion to the former First Division for the first time in the club's history. They did not last long, however, and spent the next decade hovering between the top two two divisions. Their best ever performance was in the 1975-76 season, when they finished as runners-up in Division One (now The Premier League). The next year they reached the quarter finals of the UEFA Cup.

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