Adele Tarabat’s goal against Preston in 2009 has gone viral this week.© Twitter
Many football stars have become legends after playing in the Premier League. Meanwhile, some players have entered the top-tier football leagues with incredible talent, but have failed to live up to those expectations. On the other hand, there are some players who have shown their extraordinary talent without much success and have become cult heroes for football fans. Many consider Moroccan midfielder Adele Tarbutt in the third division, with the Benfica man representing Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in England. Taarabt created many stunners for QPR and one of them went viral on social media this week.
The video is of an EFL Championship match between QPR and Preston in October 2009.
In the video, Tarabat begins with his team’s goalkeeper receiving the ball over his chest at the half line. His first touch was so brilliant that he tied two opposition players with ease and then Preston dribbled more players from outside the box before rolling into the top-right corner.
Here is the video:
Shut down that wire. pic.twitter.com/yz5kGS3Xwp
— stop that football (@stopthatfooty) November 14, 2021
Taarabt signed for Tottenham Hotspur as a 17-year-old from French side Lens. He only managed to appear in 16 matches for Tottenham before joining QPR. First, he joined them on loan before sealing the permanent transfer.
His best season came during the 2010–11 campaign when he scored 19 goals to help QPR win the championship title and qualify for the Premier League.
Unfortunately, the 32-year-old has since failed to replicate such form in the Premier League and also had disappointing loan spells at Fulham and Milan. He eventually moved to Benfica in 2015 and has remained there till now.
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