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Top facts about Malick Thiaw

If you are one of the football fans who is upset by imagining the football world without your heroes, it is better not to keep yourself at present and start to know about prominent ones in the future. So, join us through the facts about Malick Thiaw and know a future hero in advance.

Through the article regarding some top facts about Malick Thiaw, we want to focus on a player, who just by appearing in one match for Schalke, has caused much chasing by some of the Premier League's biggest clubs, such as Manchester City, Arsenal, and Liverpool.

The deadline date of Thiaw's current deal, 2021, and stalling on a new contract have made the English trio weigh up to grab the potential player for his new signing or not. Based on the reported news from Mirror, at the time, about one year ago, Liverpool was looking for a center-back, and Thiaw could attract their attention with his unique style of playing.

In addition to Liverpool, there were two other clubs, Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Monchengladbach, which Thiaw's performance could impress them. Before arriving in Gelsenkirchen in 2015, Malick Thiaw had been a part of the clubs' academies, which through his progress, it looked he would be a player of their first-teams in the not too distant future, but not now. 

His size and control on the ball earned a comparison between him and the 29-year-old Liverpool center-back, Joel Matip, because, like Thiaw, his starting point in 2016 refers to Schalke. 

In terms of technical matters, two significant and necessary criteria to achieve success in the English top-flight as a center-back are being comfortable on the ball and dominating in the air.

By ticking both of them, there is no wonder how the young star of Schalke has won 73 percent of all his aerial duels within the Bundesliga Under-19 league. Some of the other the talented footballer skill is his ability in reading the game well and make 4.3 interceptions.

However, his most notable strength is being on the ball with a high level of confidence. To complete the description around his playing, it is remarkable that he is attempting on average 58 passes per 90 minutes and finish about 90 percent of them.

In a word, Malick Thiaw is careful in possession, but without any fear, he takes risks to make or provide the opportunity of making progress to his team on the pitch. 

Taking a look at Top Facts about Malick Thiaw

Before going through the facts about Malick Thiaw, at first, take a look at some general info regarding the young center-back.

  • Full Name:

    Malick Thiaw

  • Date of Birth:

    8 August 2001 

  • Place of Birth:

    Dusseldorf, Germany 

  • Nationality:


  • Age:


  • Height:

    1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)

  • Weight:

    80 kg

  • Playing Position:


  • Current Team:

    Schalke 04

  • Jersey Number:


Now that you got brief info about the talented German player, it is time to know more regarding his personal and professional life. Though the young star of today's article does not have a professional career history like a professional one, he has left many noticeable doing that most do not expect them from a youthful. Within the presented

facts about Malick Thiaw

, we have covered as much information as was available. To get more about the player, who most likely become an outstanding star in the football world in the future, stay with us.

Malick Thiaw Childhood and Growing up Years

Not many authentic sources have published much info about

Malick Thiaw childhood

and his early life. Born on 8 August 2001, Thiaw started his youth career, when he was only five years old, in 2006 with TV Kalkum-Wittlaer.

He spent three years of his childhood with the club and then joined Fortuna Dusseldorf for one season, 2009-2010. After playing brilliantly for the clubs,

Bayer Leverkusen

, and Borussia Monchengladbach, the young German player, joined the youth academy of

Schalke 04

in 2015.

Though there are not many facts about Malick Thiaw early age, as we mentioned, his interest in football is rooted in his childhood, and he spent most of it playing for the clubs. 

Malick Thiaw Family

The German professional footballer was born in Dusseldorf, Germany, to his father, a Senegalese man, and his mother, a Finnish woman, which earned him holding both German and Finnish passports. Malick may have inherited his talent and interest in football from his father, who was once a goalkeeper in Senegal.

However, the Finnish mother also was an athlete, who is retired now. So, as it is clear,

Malick Thiaw family

are very interested in sports, which may have been the primary motivation for him to join the football world. 

Malick Thiaw Girlfriend and Relationship

For a 19-year-old prominent professional footballer with an attractive appearance, knowing about his relationship is among the hot topics. However, no photos and no info are available about

Malick Thiaw girlfriend and relationship


Lack of facts might refer to his focus on his profession or not preferring to make personal facts public. So, as the related facts show and based on the interview's contents he has had, he is not in any relationship. 

Malick Thiaw Tattoos

If you one of the serious football fans, who follow various details about the players, most likely have seen many designs of different sizes on footballers' bodies. To convey some meaning or to beautify the body, many players are interested in it.

However, as the photos show, there is nothing about

Malick Thiaw tattoo

. Maybe he will change his mind in the future, but nowadays, he does not have any design on his body. 

Malick Thiaw Instagram and social media

Spending too much time on various social media platforms is something that many do these days. However, taking a look at

Malick Thiaw Instagram



, tells something different about the young football star.

Sharing only 13 posts reveals he has other entertainment for his free time instead of using these platforms. He has 20.7k followers that though it is not a few, it is not a lot comparing with boys his age. All the posts are related to his football, and none of them talk about his life out of football. 

Malick Thiaw Net Worth

The estimated value for

Malick Thiaw net worth

in 2020 is between $1 million to $5 million. Based on the young-center-back excellent performance, it will not take too much that he makes himself one of the prominent footballers with the highest income in the football world. 

Malick Thiaw Market Value

The brilliant style of playing and intelligence on the pitch have made much curiosity about

Malick Thiaw market value

. According to the published figure, last updated on 10 February 2021, his market value is about €2.00m. 

Malick Thiaw Bundesliga Records


Malick Thiaw Bundesliga record

shows that out of playing in 22 competitions during his career in the Bundesliga, Malick Thiaw has won two. As an FC Schalke 04 player, Thiaw has appeared in all games of his career in Bundesliga, and meanwhile, he could score one goal. 

 Malick Thiaw Career in Summary

Beginning his senior career in 2020 has not let the German star leave many achievements and records in his career history. Through his youth career, he played three for consecutive seasons, 2006-2009, for TV Kalkum-Wittlaer, and then one season, 2009-2010, for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

In 2010-2011 Thiaw joined Bayer Leverkusen, and then by moving to

Borussia Monchengladbach

, he kept playing there for four seasons, 2011-2015. By his unique performance, he attracted Schalke 04 attention, which prepared the opportunity of joining the club in 2015.

He moved there, and until 2020, continued playing at their youth level. In 2020, the 19-year-old star made three appearances for Schalke 04 II, the German association football club's reserve team of FC Schalke 04, and then reached S04.

During the current season, 2020-2021, Thiaw has scored one goal, which has caused a lot of news. The most significant one is taking fourth place within his team, which caused him to share the rank with Goncalo Paciencia,

Amine Harit

, Suat Serdar,

Nassim Boujellab

, Omar Macarell,

Saed Kolasinac

, and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar. Through his short career history, he has scored one goal. 

On 17 April 2021, S04 jersey number 33 took part on the 29th matchday of the current season, 2020-21, as his last competition. He appeared in a match against SC Freiburg and played throughout the entire game, though they ended the game in a 0-4 loss.

By 69 individual ball possessions, Thiaw holds the highest number record that any footballers in the club have. Following setting the record, he left another one on his last match by having 19 tackle challenges. A notable fact regarding his performance in the competition is that he made 42 successful passes within the game and covered a distance of 9.6 km during the total time of the game. To do brilliantly such it, he had a whole of 24 sprints. 

In the 2019-20 season, Thiaw appeared in 4 Bundesliga matches without scoring any goals. Within the following season, 2020-21, he played in Bundesliga competitions 18 times with scoring one goal. Overall, the young player has appeared 22 times with one scored goal in his career history. 

Although the 19.91m-tall defender has not yet recorded much, we tried to collect as much as the updated and accurate info regarding

Malick Thiaw career


Malick Thiaw Quotes

One of the notable Thiaw's saying is about his feeling after scoring his first Bundesliga goal in a match against

VfB Stuttgart

, which ended in a 1-1 draw. Following the result, Thiaw described his feeling and said, "We wanted to win the game and did not manage to. As a result, my disappointment is greater than my joy over scoring".

Thiaw's excellent performance that night, having a %71 challenge success rate and an %88 pass completion rate, has aroused much admiration, and one of them is the praise, Manuel Baum, his coach, commented. Baum said, "I was pleased with his performance. He tackled well at the back and was confident on the ball as well. It is great that he scored a goal on top of this too". 

Some Top Short Facts about Malick Thiaw

Besides the presented info regarding the academy graduated player, there are some others that we have proposed under the title of some

facts about Malick Thiaw

. He has revealed some data about himself during the interviews. 

  • Having the same birthday with Joel Matip brought the idea of a comparison between him and Thiaw. In this regard, Thiaw answered that though it is a big honor for him, it does not mean Matip is his role model. 

  • Born in Germany to a Senegalese father and a Finnish mother, Malick Thiaw believes his relaxed nature refers to his Senegalese and Finnish roots. 

During the days Thiaw was a midfielder, Yaya Toure was a role model for him, and Toure had been one of the footballers Thiaw looked him up. However, these days, Thiaw tries to pick up many things from

Virgil van Dijk

, Sergio Ramos, and

Joel Matip

  • Regarding the game speed at U19s level and the pros, Thiaw said that the latter is much faster. However, he does not know it difficult to do because he had learned to do it quickly. 

  • During his career history, he has gotten some words, which one of them has been so memorable. The message was from his parents when they said how much they were proud of him. 

Through the presented

facts about Malick Thiaw

, we tried to gather a group of upgraded and detailed info to make a comprehensive knowledge about him. As you read, the young German footballer can have a successful and brilliant future in his career if he continues his progress as he has done till now.

Although not much time has passed since the beginning of Thiaw's career, there was much info to share, as we mentioned. However, we might have missed covering some data. If you have any idea to complete the presented text or a new issue, let us know via the comment section.


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