Adel Taarabt is a Moroccan footballer who plays for Queens Park Rangers (QPR) as an Attacking midfielder and can also be used as a winger. He started his playing career in France at Lens before moving to English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. He was unable to break into the first team at Spurs under either Juande Ramos or Harry Redknapp and moved to QPR, initially on loan in July 2009 and then permanently in August 2010. He quickly established himself at Loftus Road despite strong competition from the likes of Clint Hill, Bradley Orr and Heider Helguson. He was made captain by manager Neil Warnock at the start of the 2010–11 season. Adel Taarabt represented France at youth levels but opted to play for his native Morocco at senior level making his debut in February 2009.