Ale Faurlin joined the Club in the summer of 2009 from Instituto de Cordoba and has since made his mark on the QPR faithful, becoming a pivotal player in our push for the Championship title two seasons ago, as well as our return to the Premier League last term. Faurlin was arguably one of the QPR's standout players of last season despite suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in January that signalled an abrupt end to his season.
After playing an impressive part in QPR's Championship-winning season of 2010/11, the Argentinean was, unsurprisingly, one of the first names on the team-sheet come the start of the following campaign. Inspired performances in Rangers' opening few games were instantly enhanced with an influx of new recruits following Tony Fernandes' takeover of the Club in August.
Undoubtedly one of the most technically-gifted players at QPR, Faurlin also showed a keen eye for goal, scoring at Wolverhampton Wanderers in September. His left-footed drive past Welsh international Wayne Hennessey helped the R's to a second away victory - and clean sheet - of the season.
Faurlin's performances then continued to go from strength to strength, with excellent displays against would-be Premier League champions Manchester City and Stoke City. His season, however, was cruelly cut short by that cruciate ligament injury picked up during Rangers' FA Cup third round fixture at MK Dons. Despite that, the cultured midfielder couldn't keep away from Loftus Road and was frequently spotted cheering on his team-mates for a difficult - but ultimately successful - run-in.