QPR fans have seen plenty of players come and go in their time but, for most, none come close to Adel Taarabt, who was an absolute world-beater at Loftus Road until things turned sour.
Unfortunately, the fan-favourite would be criticised for his weight and attitude before having his contract terminated by mutual consent in 2015, when he crossed the channel to Benfica.
Be sure to check out the incredible story of the man who rose from a Tanzanian refugee camp to become one of Australia’s biggest football stars in the video below…
The midfielder has made just seven appearances for the Portuguese outfit since, though, and has lined up for Genoa (on loan) and Benfica’s B-side more frequently.
It’s a shame when a player who possesses such natural talent goes to waste but some just aren’t meant for the big time – you can check out the best of the discussion on Twitter below as messages poured in on the former fan favourite’s 30th birthday, with some saying he’s the best they’ve ever seen in blue and white…
If only he had his head screwed on the right way. Magician!
— malcolm jacobus (@maljacqpr) May 24, 2019
Best player I’ve ever witnessed in a QPR shirt. Different class ?⚪️
— jae temple (@jaetemple02) May 24, 2019
Ilias chair to take over the crown…
— JamesSmith (@selhaouass) May 24, 2019
— Jack Williams (@JackWil74822298) May 24, 2019
Prime Taarabt, what an absolute King he was for us, happy 30th King! ? ?
Really do miss the fella, such a shame how it all ended up Tarbs, but you will always be loved at QPR!! ? ?
— James Privett (@james_privett10) May 24, 2019
Wasted his talent, not seen anything like him at LR for over 30 years. Needed stronger management team behind him getting his head straight.
— David Eyre (@DavidEyre1) May 24, 2019
Sign him up
— Eze (@TheEzeWay) May 24, 2019
That was me he was hugging in the crowd! What a player he was – where did t all go wrong with Warnock? ?? #QPR
— PD1882 (@PD1_8_8_2) May 24, 2019
Best player I have seen in a Rs shirt. Superstar!
— Philip Cross (@PhilipR_Cross93) May 24, 2019