While he is capable of playing on the wing, it is at right-back that Nabil Dirar has generally performed in a Morocco jersey. Adept at tackling, dribbling and crossing, he has been a model of consistency at international level, and is an undisputed member of the starting XI. The defender has built up a vast amount of experience in his club career, landing the French Ligue 1 title and reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League during his time with Monaco (2012-2017).
He has also raised eyebrows with his strong displays in the Turkish Super Lig with Fenerbahce, his current club. Dirar’s football adventure kicked off in Belgium, where his parents settled when he was just 12. The Casablanca native worked his way up the Belgian football pyramid before rising to wider prominence at Club Brugge between 2008 and 2012.