MALCOM, OF THE FAVELAS To THE SUCCESS

Five anecdotes on Malcom, third signing of the Barça 2018-19

Published:25/07/2018 - 09:48h

Updated:25/07/2018 - 19:07h

Now that the Barcelona has done with the signing of the youngster Malcom Filipe, pertinent of the Girondins of Bourdeos, fits to stand out some relative questions to the game, personality and character of the Brazilian, that arrived to Europe from the Corinthians

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It does some years, sure that Malcom Filipe Silva never had thought that would finish fichando by the FC Barcelona. The extreme youngster of 21 years has fulfilled a dream after abandoning the Girondins of Bourdeos for recalar in the group culé, thing that has done after having progressed during some seasons in the French club, after abandoning the Corinthians.

Malcom was born in a favela of the zone this of Sao Paulo and, to base of tesón, confidence and hard work, achieved scalar until converting his big passion, the football, in a way of superviviencia so much for him as for his family. Now, it is the moment to know some details on Malcom Filipe Silva, the third signing of the FC Barcelona for the next season 2018-19:

The origin of the name of Malcom

As a lot of intuían, Malcom owes his name to the mythical activist and leader of the movement by the civil rights of the blacks in the United States, Malcolm X (1925-1965). His father chose the name, as it stands out 'Sport', and the fact that his mother preferred the name of Filipe caused that at the end his parents finish him pusiendo the compound name Malcom Filipe. And, when seeming, to Malcom also likes him more his second name, because when it was a boy preferred to be called Filipe so much home, as in the school and in the basic football of the Timao, the most famous club of Sao Paulo.

Malcom, pertinent of a humble family

Before already we have recalcado that Malcom Filipe proceeds of the favelas of Brazil, in concrete of the favela Buraco Quente, in the neighbourhood of Vila Formosa, in the zone this of Sao Paulo. It achieved to be footballer thanks to the collaboration of his family, that always saw talent in him and sacrificed so that Malcom had an opportunity. Without going more far, his grandmother Sonia sold part of his cazuelas so that Malcom could pay the bus of gone and turn to the sessions of training.

Malcom, the only that happened a cut of 400

When it were 10 years old and it projected in the five-a-side football, Malcom made a test together with 400 applicants for ingresar in the categories of base of the Corinthians. Only he approved, and was incorporated to the team Sub-11. It happened to train then in the Park Sao Jorge, the traditional headquarters of the Corinthians, where there are fields of earth beaten. From here it was going up of category until debuting in 2014 in the first team, with 17 years.

Big fellow of Guilherme Arana, of the Seville

Both players are of 1997 and knew in the team Sub-11 of the Corinthians, where cultivated a big friendship. To day of today, Guilherme Arana finds in the Seville, trying have of opportunities in his second season in the club hispalense, whereas Malcom has now the opportunity to triumph in the FC Barcelona under the control of Ernesto Valverde.

Malcom did to cry to Tite of emotion

Together with the rest of his mates of Corinthians, Malcom won the Brasileirao 2015 under the control magistral of Tite, the current seleccionador of Brazil. In December of that year, with 18 years, received an offer of the Girondins and, although the trainer tried to convince him so that it remained , Malcom finish deciding leave to Europe. Both had a very moving conversation, and Tite could not contain the tears. It expects that Tite summon him in the next dates with the absolute of Brazil.

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