QPR’S current number 10, Ilias Chair has regularly impressed following his initial arrival in west London in January 2017.
Born in Belgium but with Moroccan heritage, Chair possesses great technical skills and has become a key figure for the R’s, despite still only being 23 years of age.
The attacker, who joined the club from Lierse SK, made his Rangers debut as a 19-year-old in the EFL Cup against Northampton Town back in August 2017 and has since gone from strength to strength.
Chair went on to make six more appearances that season, scoring his first R’s goal against Birmingham City in May 2018.
The 2018/19 campaign was initially a tough one for the attacker, with appearances hard to come by for Chair, but a loan spell to Stevenage ignited the explosive youngster and six impressive goals for Boro saw him pushing his way into QPR’s first-team picture.
The arrival of Mark Warburton ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season was key for Chair and his partnership with Ebere Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel saw him have an impressive campaign in the blue and white hoops.
However, it was the 2020/21 season which saw Chair really rise to prominence. The departure of Eze to Crystal Palace freed up the iconic number 10 shirt, a responsibility the 23-year-old wasn’t to pass up on.
This was then followed up with eight goals in 47 appearances for the R’s, form which also saw Chair called up to the Moroccan squad as he continues to be a major attacking threat for both club and country.
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- Full Name:
- Ilias Chair
- Date of birth:
- 30th October 1997
- 158 cm
- 53 kg
- Date signed:
- 1st August 2017