Tyrell Malacia’s Biography: Early life/Career Journey, Awards, and Net Worth.

Tyrell Malacia's Biography: Early life/Career Journey, Awards, and Net Worth.

Tyrell Johannes Chicco Malacia, a Dutch professional football player born on August 17, 1999. He plays as a left-back for Premier League club Manchester United and the Netherlands national team. His international career started at various youth levels from U16 to U21 before making his national team debut which took place on the 4th of September 2021 during World Cup qualifiers which was hosted by FIFA.

Profile Summary

NameTyrell Johannes Malacia
Date of BirthAugust 17, 1999
ProfessionFootballer
Place of BirthRotterdam
Birth NationNetherlands
Age25 years old
GenderMale
Nick NameTyrell

Early Life and Career Journey

Malacia was born in Rotterdam on August 17, 1999. In 2008, he joined the Feyenoord youth academy when he was nine years old. December 2nd 2015 was when he signed his first professional contract with them.

Malacia made his professional debut for Feyenoord in a 2-1 UEFA Champions League win in which they played with Napoli on December 6, 2017 where he was opportune to play a full 90 minutes.

His first Eredivisie debut for Feyenoord was on the 13th of December 2017 where they played a 1-1 tie with SC Heerenveen. Malacia was an unused substitute in the 2018 KNVB Cup Final, where Feyenoord beat AZ Alkmaar 3-0.

May 25, 2022, Malacia started in Feyenoords 1-0 UEFA Europa Conference League Final loss against Roma in Albania. He was later one of five Feyenoord players named in the competition’s Team of the Season.

On July 5, 2022, Malacia signed  a contract with Manchester United for four years, with a possible extra year. The initial payment was £15 million (£13 million), plus £2 million (£1.5 million) in add-ons, making Malacia the first signing under manager Erik Ten Hag. He wore the number 12 shirt last worn by Chris Smalling. Malacia debuted for United on August 7 as a substitute in a 2-1 home loss against Brighton & Hove Albion. August 22, 2022, he started for the first time in a 2-1 win against Liverpool. On February 26, 2023, he was part of the United squad that won the EFL Cup final 2-0 against Newcastle United, marking his first trophy with the club.

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International Career

Malacia, born in the Netherlands to parents from Afro-Curacao and Afro-Surinamese backgrounds, was a youth International, representing the Netherlands in various age categories. He was considered for the Curacao national team in the 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup preliminaries. On August 27, 2021, Malacia received his first call-up for the Netherlands national football team for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification matches against Norway,Montenegro, and Turkey. He debuted on September 4, 2021, in the match against Montenegro.

Awards/Honours

During his stay in Feyenoord:

·         KNVB Cup (2017-2018).

·         Johan Cruyff Shield (2018).

·         UEFA Europa Conference League runner-up (2021-2022).

His stay in Manchester United:

·         EFL Cup (2022-2023).

·         FA Cup runner-up (2022-2023).

Individual Awards

·         UEFA Europa Conference League Team of the Season (2021-2022).

·         Eredivisie Talent of the Month (April 2019).

Net Worth

Tyrell Malacia’s net worth is approximately $4.25 million.

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