Adel Taarabt Named Football League Player Of The Year (With Photos)

Chris Wright

21st, March 2011


By Chris Wright

QPR winger Adel Taarabt has been crowned the ‘Football League Player of the Year’, with his 15-goal haul and swathes of assists contributing heavily to his side’s lengthy residency at the top of the Championship pile.

You may not like him (personally speaking, I certainly don’t), but it’s fair to say that not many have come close to matching Taarabt’s contribution this season – with Swansea’s Scott Sinclair perhaps the only other player that can feasibly hold a torch to the Moroccan this season.

He may be a cock-sure, stroppy, spoilt man-child indicative of our molly-coddled footballing times, but it just so happens that you can add ‘extroadinarily gifted’ to that list as well.

Well played Adel, you bloody git.

(left-right) Peterborough United’s Craig Mackail-Smith, PFA chief exec Kevin Miles, Adel Taarabt and Bury’s Ryan Lowe

The individual League One award went to Peterborough striker Craig Mackail-Smith, who currently leads the scoring charts, with Bury’s Ryan Lowe landing the League Two gong.

Ipswich’s much-hyped 17-year-old striker Connor Wickham was named ‘young player of the year’ and ‘apprentice of the year’, while long-standing Crewe manager Dario Gradi was handed the ‘Contribution to League Football’ award.