Queens Park Rangers have launched a special limited edition kit to mark their 50th anniversary of the 1967 League Cup Final victory. The one-off kit will be worn when the R’s host Cardiff City on Saturday 4 March in the English Championship. The club announced that only 500 shirts will be going on sale, which will be available on a first come, first served basis from the QPR Superstore on match-day.
In the 1967 League Cup final, QPR, then playing in third division, managed to upset the odds against top-flight West Bromwich Albion. Losing 2-0 at half-time, QPR scored three times in the second half and went on to lift the League Cup trophy at Wembley.
The shirt is inspired from the very same shirt of 1967, and is primarily all white, which also gives a nod to the iconic R’s hoops. The names of the players, manager and chairman from QPR’s class of 1967,as well as the date and score of the final itself are included within the thick hoops on the shirt.
Mark Lazarus, the scorer of QPR’s winning goal in the 1967 Final, believes the commemorative kit is a perfect way to pay tribute 50 years on, commenting: “I think it’s a really lovely touch from the club.
“It’s a perfect way to embrace the past in the present day, bringing back some fabulous memories for those of us who are lucky enough to remember the final and also educating those supporters who weren’t around at the time.
“The fact that 50 per-cent of the profits go back into The Forever R’s Club is great too, and shows the club’s commitment to its former players, which has gone from strength-to-strength in recent years.”
QPR attacker Jamie Mackie, who is pictured modelling the kit, added: “It looks good and it feels great.
“The lads love the style and what it stands for and we’ll be doing our utmost to get a victory for the boys of ‘67, as well as everyone else connected to the football club, when we wear it against Cardiff next weekend.”
Source: Club Official Website