Ridiculous Stat Reveals Why QPR Are a Cut Above the Rest in European Football
An outrageous stat has emerged on Twitter as it's revealed that Queen's Park Rangers have the best goals-per-game ratio in the history of European football - having scored an incredible 39 goals in 12 games.
Being a QPR fan in the late seventies and early eighties would've granted you the pleasure of watching some fascinating matches as the club reached the 1976/77 and 1984/85 UEFA Cup competitions - the only times the club has ever managed continental football.
Their first stint in Europe saw QPR brush SK Brann aside with an emphatic 11-0 aggregate win, which was then followed by a slightly less impressive 8-5 victory (over two legs) against ŠK Slovan Bratislava.
That first venture into Europe took QPR all the way to the quarter-finals, where they were ousted on penalties by AEK Athens - drawing 3-3 after extra time.
The 1984/85 UEFA Cup run was not so impressive - they failed to progress beyond the second stage of qualifying. However, they still made their mark with a tidy 7-0 aggregate victory over KR-völlur in the first phase - leaving the London based club on an average of 3.25 goals per game. Impressive.
The only other British side to make the list comes in the form of Derby County, who enjoyed European football between 1971 and 1977 - scoring 50 goals in 22 games and averaging 2.27 goals per match.
Two questionable sides make the list in Brazilian outfits Sao Paulo and Santos (neither of which are based in Europe).
However, Tom Williams confirms that the two sides make the cut because the list includes Intercontinental Cup fixtures.