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PLAYER PROFILE: Malick Mbaye #5




Malick Mbaye
Personal information
Date of birth (1996-11-24) 24 November 1996 (age 25)
Place of birth Dakar, Senegal
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2013–2016 Montverde Academy
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2019 Clemson Tigers 72 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017 SIMA Águilas 12 (4)
2019 Greenville FC 3 (1)
2020–2021 North Carolina FC 25 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 18 April 2022

Malick Mbaye (born 24 November 1996) is a Senegalese professional footballer who most recently played as a defender for North Carolina FC in USL League One.[1]

Career

Amateur

Mbaye played for Soccer Institute at Montverde Academy in Florida.[2] In 2017, he played for SIMA Águilas of the Premier Development League, scoring four goals in 12 games.[3]

In 2019, Mbaye played with Greenville FC of the National Premier Soccer League.[4]

College

Mbaye played college soccer at Clemson University from 2016 and 2019.[5] In his freshman year, he was named to the ACC All-Freshmen Team.[6] In his senior season, he was named ACC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year.[7]

Professional

Mbaye was drafted 33rd overall in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft by Toronto FC.[8] He attended pre-season with Toronto, but left their training camp and signed with North Carolina FC of the USL Championship.[9][1] He made his debut with the team when he entered as a substitution during a match against Charlotte Independence on 5 September 2020.[10]

References

  1. ^ a b "North Carolina FC Signs 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Malick Mbaye". North Carolina FC. February 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "Three SIMA Alumni Named to ACC Preseason Watch List". mvasima.com. August 21, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Malick Sarr Mbaye". USL League Two. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  4. ^ "Greenville FC secures 3 points after a dominant 6-0 performance against Inter Nashville FC". Greenville FC. May 28, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  5. ^ "#5 Malick Mbaye". Clemson Tigers. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  6. ^ "Mbaye Named To Top Drawer Soccer Freshmen Best XI First Team". Clemson Tigers. December 15, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  7. ^ "2019 All-ACC Men's Soccer Team Announced". ACC.com. November 13, 2019. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  8. ^ "Toronto FC kick start MLS SuperDraft with 'high character guys'". Toronto FC. January 10, 2020. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  9. ^ "Pablo Piatti could make TFC debut Wednesday in pre-season game". Sportsnet. February 18, 2020.
  10. ^ Birkedal, Morgan (September 5, 2020). "North Carolina FC Falls to the Charlotte Independence". NorthCarolinaFC.com. Retrieved September 6, 2020.

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