Bob Malcolm

Bob MalcolmSigned by Mark McGhee on a free transfer in February 2008 after he had been released by 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 on the grounded and Malcolm appeared to deliberately stamp on his face, amazingly he wasn’t sent off and a further sickner 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 a fans autograph which included “FTP”. He was also escorted to the dressing room in 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. Upon his release from Pride Park, Major League Soccer side FC Dallas were keen on signing him but after failing a fitness test in America he opted to join Motherwell.

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 the Bhoys Midfielder Massimo Donati and was immediately sent off, amazingly Motherwell hung on and managed to record a fantastic 1-0 win. The club would go on to seal there first slot in Europe since 1995.

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. Disappointingly he only made 16 appearances for the club. He would link up with former Rangers team mates Charlie Miller and Craig Moore at Australian A-League side Brisbane Roar.

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
East Fife 2012

Well Career:

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