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PLAYER PROFILE: Malyk Hamilton #2




Malyk Hamilton
Personal information
Full name Malyk Hamilton
Date of birth (1999-09-02) September 2, 1999 (age 22)
Place of birth Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Right-back, Winger
Youth career
Calgary Northern Hills
Calgary Deerfoot
Calgary Southwest United
Calgary Foothills
2011–2018 West Ham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018 Toronto FC III 6 (1)
2018 Toronto FC II 2 (0)
2019 Cavalry FC 18 (0)
2020 Atlético Ottawa 7 (0)
2021 North Carolina FC 10 (0)
National team
2017 Canada U18 2 (1)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of December 4, 2021

Malyk Hamilton (born September 2, 1999) is a Canadian professional soccer player who most recently played for North Carolina FC of USL League One.

Club career

Early career

Hamilton began playing soccer in Calgary with Calgary Northern Hills, before moving on to Calgary Deerfoot and then Calgary Southwest United.[1]

West Ham United

Hamilton joined the West Ham United Academy at the U-12 level and made 25 appearances in the U-18 Premier League.[2] He also made a brief appearance in the Premier League 2.[2]

In March 2018, Hamilton left West Ham.[3]

Toronto FC II

Shortly after leaving West Ham, Hamilton signed with Toronto FC II.[4] On December 20, 2018 Hamilton was released by Toronto FC.[5]

Cavalry FC

On March 6, 2019 Hamilton signed with his hometown Canadian Premier League club Cavalry FC.[6] Hamilton would not be listed on Cavalry's training camp roster for the 2020 season, ending his time with the club after one season.[7]

Atlético Ottawa

On March 6, 2020, Hamilton signed with Atlético Ottawa.[8] He made his debut on August 15 against York9.[9] In the shortened 2020 season, he played in every single minute of action for the club.[10]

North Carolina FC

On February 22, 2021, Hamilton signed with North Carolina FC of USL League One.[11] Upon completion of the 2021 season, North Carolina would announce that Hamilton's option would not be picked up, making him a free agent.[12]

International career

In October 2016, Hamilton made his debut and scored in a Canada U18 game, led by Rob Gale.[1]

Personal life

Hamilton was born in Calgary, Alberta.[1] He is a cousin of English professional footballers Marvin Bartley and Mitchell Thomas.[1]

Honours

Calvary FC

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Malyk Hamilton". Canada Soccer. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Malyk Hamilton". Soccerway. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Danny Owen (March 23, 2018). "West Ham came to a mutual agreement to let go Malyk Hamilton and winger has already found a new club". HITC. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Toronto FC II sign two players". Toronto FC. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "TFC II announces roster moves". Toronto FC. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "Hamilton Homecoming". Cavalry FC. March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  7. ^ "Cavalry FC Official Pre-Season Training has begun". Cavalry FC. March 2, 2020.
  8. ^ Charlie O'Connor-Clarke (March 6, 2020). "Atlético Ottawa signs former Cavalry player Malyk Hamilton". Atlético Ottawa. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "Canadian Premier League". August 15, 2020.
  10. ^ "Meet The Ten Iron Men Of The Island Games". Northern Tribune. September 21, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  11. ^ Birkedal, Morgan (February 22, 2021). "Canadian Youth International Malyk Hamilton Signs Contract with North Carolina FC". NorthCarolinaFC.com. North Carolina FC.
  12. ^ "Nelson Flores and Luis Arriaga sign new contracts with North Carolina FC". December 2021.

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