Adel Taarabt (Arabic: عادل تاعرابت / Tamaziǧt: Adil Tǎrabt– born 24 May 1989) is a Moroccan professional footballer who plays for Italian club Genoa, on loan from Portuguese club Benfica, and the Morocco national team as an attacking midfielder. He can also play as a winger.
He began his playing career in France at Lens before moving to English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur in 2007. Taarabt then moved to Queens Park Rangers on loan in July 2009. He was signed permanently in August 2010 and quickly established himself at Loftus Road. QPR were relegated in 2013, and in the ensuing summer Taarabt moved to Fulham on loan. After another loan to AC Milan, Taarabt eventually signed a long term deal with Portuguese giants Benfica.
Taarabt made his Morocco debut in February 2009, and scored his first international goal the following month. He represented the country at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.Close