Bob Malcolm

Signed by Mark McGhee on a free transfer in February 2008 after he had been released by English side Derby County. The signing had a mixed reaction from the fans as they hadn’t forgotten the incident from a game against Rangers in March 2001, ‘Well’s Moroccan Midfielder Said Chiba was lying on the ground and Malcolm appeared to glance at him before deliberately stamping on his face, amazingly he wasn’t sent off and a further sickener would be he would net a 90th minute winner for the Ibrox club.

Since then controversy was never far away, he was “fined” by Rangers when he signed an autograph for a fan which included the letters “FTP”. He was also escorted to the dressing room during an Old Firm match after making obscene gestures to Celtic fans from the bench. During his time in England with Derby he was arrested for drunk driving and falling asleep at the wheel in the middle of the M1 Motorway.

Malcolm was a player with a decent pedigree, he had played over 100 games for Rangers featuring in a number of Champions League games. Injuries hampered his progress at Derby County before he was loaned out to QPR.

He did bring a degree of versatility to the squad as he could play both in defence and midfield, Bob also proved to be useful at set pieces and he scored a few wonderful free kicks. He made his debut vs Hibernian in March 2008 as the ‘Well lost 1-0. In his first game against Celtic on his return to Scotland, he would put in a crunching tackle on midfielder Massimo Donati and was sent off, amazingly Motherwell hung on and managed to record a fantastic 1-0 win.

Despite being handed a new one year deal for the 2008/09 season, Bob would struggle to command a first team place. He would feature in the clubs Uefa Cup tie against AS Nancy but at the end of the season he was allowed to leave the club having made little impact in North Lanarkshire, quite disappointing considering that he had won every domestic honour with Rangers.

Bob would link up with former Rangers team mates Charlie Miller and Craig Moore at Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar before returning to Scotland to serve Dundee and Cowdenbeath.

After his playing days came to an end, Malcolm would go into coaching serving under his former team mate Barry Ferguson who was manager of Blackpool then following him to Clyde.

Robert Malcolm
5′ 11″
11st 2lbs
Date of Birth:
12th November 1980
Place of Birth:

Football Career:

Rangers 1997 2006
Derby County 2006 2008
QPR (Loan) 2007 2008
Motherwell 2008 2009
Brisbane Roar 2009 2010
Dundee 2010
Cowdenbeath 2011

Well Career:

Apps Goals
19 (2) 3
Scottish Cup:
0 0
League Cup:
1 0
2 0
22 (2) 3