Kévin Malcuit


Kévin Malcuit (born 31 July 1991) is a French professional footballer who plays for Serie A side Fiorentina, on loan from Napoli. He predominantly plays as a full-back. He is also capable of playing in a number of different positions, including as a winger and as an attacker.[2]

Kévin Malcuit
Personal information
Date of birth (1991-07-31) 31 July 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Châtenay-Malabry, France
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
Fiorentina
(on loan from Napoli)
Number 25
Youth career
0000–2008 Racing Club
2008–2010 Monaco
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2012 Monaco II 39 (5)
2010–2012 Monaco 3 (0)
2012Vannes (loan) 12 (2)
2012–2014 Fréjus Saint-Raphaël 38 (2)
2014–2015 Niort 39 (2)
2015–2017 Saint-Étienne 34 (0)
2017–2018 Lille 23 (0)
2018– Napoli 30 (0)
2021–Fiorentina (loan) 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:23, 12 May 2021 (UTC)

Malcuit started his career with Monaco, but after finding his first-team opportunities limited and being sent out on loan to Vannes, he joined Fréjus Saint-Raphaël in the summer of 2012. Good performances in the Championnat National led to a return to professional football with Chamois Niortais in January 2014. During his time at Niort, he was named in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season for 2014–15. He played more than 40 matches in all competitions for the club during an 18-month spell before transferring to Saint-Étienne in August 2015.

Club career


Early career

Malcuit was born in Châtenay-Malabry, a suburb of Paris. As a youth he represented Parisian side Racing Club before being scouted by Monaco at the age of 17.[2] At Monaco, he began his senior career, breaking into the professional setup towards the end of the 2009–10 season. He was first included in the match-day squad for the Ligue 1 game against Lorient on 5 May 2010, although he was an unused substitute.[3][4] He eventually made his debut early the following season, coming on as a late substitute for Vincent Muratori in the 0–0 draw with Toulouse on 18 September 2010.[5] This proved to be his only senior appearance of the campaign, although he was a regular for the reserve side, making 28 appearances in the Championnat de France amateur.[6]

After making four first-team appearances for Monaco during the first half of the 2011–12 season, two of them in the league, Malcuit was loaned to Championnat National side Vannes in January 2012 for the remainder of the season.[7] He made his debut as a substitute for Mohamed Youssouf in the goalless draw with Chamois Niortais on 17 February 2012. Malcuit scored his first senior goal in the 2–2 draw away at Orléans on 1 March 2012.[8] In total, he played 12 times for Vannes during his loan spell, scoring twice.[6] Malcuit was released by Monaco in the summer of 2012 and subsequently returned to the Championnat National, signing for Fréjus Saint-Raphaël on a free transfer following a successful trial period.[9] He went on to spend one-and-a-half seasons with the Varois club, making 38 league appearances and scoring two goals.[6]

Niort

On 9 January 2014, it was announced that Ligue 2 side Chamois Niortais had signed Malcuit on an 18-month contract after agreeing a fee with Fréjus.[2] He did not break into the first team immediately upon his arrival at Niort, and had to wait until 18 April 2014 to make his debut for the club, when he replaced Tristan Lahaye late in a 1–2 home defeat to Brest at the Stade René Gaillard.[10] He went on to play in each of the final six matches of the season, two of them from a starting berth. During the 2014–15 campaign, Malcuit found himself a regular in the first team under new manager Régis Brouard, starting 28 of the club's 38 league fixtures that season.[6] He was often utilised in a midfield role, preferred on the right wing to loan signing Adama Ba. Malcuit scored two goals during the 2014–15 season, including one in a 1–3 away win at Valenciennes on 20 February 2015.[11] His performances led to him being named the best outfield player in Ligue 2 in 2014–15 by France Football magazine.[12] He was also selected in the Ligue 2 Team of the Season alongside teammates Paul Delecroix and Florian Martin.[13]

Despite links with a number of Ligue 1 clubs during the summer of 2015, including Nice and Bordeaux,[14][15] Malcuit remained at Niort and featured in the opening four matches of the 2015–16 campaign.

Saint-Étienne

On 28 August 2015, Malcuit joined Saint-Étienne on a four-year contract,[16] for a reported transfer fee of €800,000.[17]

Lille

Malcuit signed a five-year contract with Ligue 1 rivals Lille on 8 July 2017, after being signed by Head Coach Marcelo Bielsa.[18][19]

Napoli

On 8 August 2018, Malcuit signed to Italian Serie A side Napoli. The transfer fee paid to Lille was reported as €11 million plus possible bonuses.[20][21]

Fiorentina

On 28 January 2021, Malcuit joined Fiorentina on loan until 30 June 2021.[22]

International career


Malcuit was called up to the Morocco national team in 2016.[23]

Personal life


Malcuit was born in France to a Mauritanian father[24] and Moroccan mother.[23] His brother Samir is also a professional footballer.[3]

Career statistics


As of 31 May 2021[25]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup]] League Cup Europe Total
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Monaco 2010–11 Ligue 1 1000000010
2011–12 Ligue 2 2010100040
Total 3010100050
Vannes (loan) 2011–12 Championnat National 122000000122
Fréjus Saint-Raphaël 2012–13 Championnat National 332200000352
2013–14 5000000050
Total 382200000402
Niort 2013–14 Ligue 2 6000000060
2014–15 292201000322
2015–16 4000000040
Total 392201000422
Saint-Étienne 2015–16 Ligue 1 90300000120
2016–17 250200070340
Total 340500070460
Lille 2017–18 Ligue 1 230000000230
Napoli 2018–19 Serie A 2401020270
2019–20 40002060
2020–21 20000020
Total 3001040350
Fiorentina (loan) 2020–21 Serie A 500050
Career total 1846110201102086

References


  1. https://www.dfb.de/datencenter/personen/kevin-malcuit/spieler
  2. "Niort mise sur Malcuit" (in French). La Nouvelle République. 9 January 2014. Retrieved 15 May 2014.
  3. Damien A. (4 May 2010). "Monaco: Un Malcuit peut en cacher un autre". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  4. "Lorient - Monaco - Match en direct: Mercredi 05 mai 2010 à 19h00". foot-national.com. 5 May 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. "Ligue 1 - Saison 2010/2011 - 6ème journée - AS Monaco/Toulouse FC". LFP.fr. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  6. "Kevin Malcuit profile". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  7. Alexandre Chochois (30 January 2012). "Vannes: Kévin Malcuit (Monaco) débarque en prêt". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  8. "Match National: Orléans vs. Vannes". footballdatabase.eu. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  9. Erwann Penland (27 July 2012). "Fréjus St Raphaël : Kevin Malcuit (Monaco) a signé". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  10. "Match Ligue 2: Niort vs. Brest". footballdatabase.eu. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  11. "Match Ligue 2: Valenciennes vs. Niort". footballdatabase.eu. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  12. Olivier Brossard (26 May 2015). "Ligue 2 - L'équipe type de la saison". francefootball.fr. Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  13. "Chamois niortais : Malcuit et Delecroix finissent en tête". lanouvellerepublique.fr. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  14. "Kévin Malcuit intéresse Nice". lanouvellerepublique.fr. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  15. Alexandre Chochois (29 April 2015). "Bordeaux: Un nouveau joueur de Niort recruté?". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  16. Andrea Chazy (28 August 2015). "Saint-Étienne : Malcuit a signé (officiel)". foot-national.com. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  17. "Malcuit presque Stéphanois". lanouvellerepublique.fr. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  18. "Lille finalise deals for Mendes and Malcuit". FourFourTwo. 8 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  19. "Transferts : Kévin Malcuit (Saint-Étienne) cinq ans à Lille". L'Équipe (in French). 8 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  20. "Kévin Malcuit rejoint Naples (officiel)". L'Équipe (in French). 8 August 2018. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  21. Dove, Ed (8 August 2018). "Kevin Malcuit completes Napoli switch". ESPN FC. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  22. "UFFICIALE: Fiorentina, ecco Malcuit: il francese arriva in prestito secco dal Napoli".
  23. "Kevin Malcuit sondé par le Maroc". L'Équipe (in French). 5 March 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  24. http://mountakhab.net/www/modules/article_une/index.php?storyid=20520
  25. "Kévin Malcuit career statistics". footballdatabase.eu. Retrieved 28 August 2015.