14 Malcom

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira

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A winger with electric pace, a powerful shot and who is excellent with the ball at his feet

Malcom Filipe Silva de Oliveira, better known as Malcom, was born in Sao Paulo (Brazil) on February 26, 1997. His football story began at just nine years of age in the lower categories at Corinthians. On April 27, 2014, aged 17 , he debuted with the first team in a league match against Flamengo.

Over the course of his 54 games for the club, he became one of their most outstanding players, winning the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A before signing for Girondins de Bordeaux in January 2016. In the last three and a half seasons, he’s played 96 matches for the French side, scoring 23 goals and providing 13 assists.

Malcom has represented his country at U20 and U23 level, and was runner up in the U20 World Championship.

He arrived at FC Barcelona on July 25, 2018.

Technical profile

The Brazilian winger stands out because of his electric pace and his direct running. He is excellent with the ball at his feet and despite being predominantly left-footed, he is comfortable using his right, meaning he can play on both wings with ease.

An ability to unbalance rival defences, a ferocious shot and being a great team player are his other attributes.