El Hadji Malick Niang - Striker(Senegal U20/23)
Sharp and alert when the ball is in wide areas, reacts very quickly inside the opposition penalty area and prepared to run at opponents whilst in possession of the ball. Comfortable with his back toward goal, where his first touch and control lets him down on occasions. Very competitive in aerial tussle and win the majority of his challenges and holds the ball up very well. He has good ball control and strength when on the ball which wins his team a number of free-kicks/set-pieces.
Industrious and energetic through-out the game and is always looking to create a goal. He is very quick and direct; always looking to go past opponents. An exceptional striker with pace and acceleration over short distances over 5-10 yards, playing on the shoulder of the last defender, looking to run-in behind defenders at every opportunity. Not the most skilled in regards to dribbling but has a good first touch and generally uses his body and physique to gain space between opponents/defenders.
U20 National Team
U23 National Team
Senior National Team(Home based)
U S GOREE (LIGUE 1-SENEGAL)
SENEGAL UNDER 20 and 23 OLYMPIC TEAM
SENEGAL SENIOR FOOTBALL TEAM
- Date of birth: 9th December 1995
- Place of birth: Dakar Senegal
- Nationality: Senegalese
- Current Club: US GOREE (LIGUE 1-SENEGAL)
- Position: Striker(Senegal U20/23)
- Height: 1.86 CM / 6’ 1”
- Weight: (84 KG)
- Dominant Foot: Right
- Status: N/A
- Languages: English and French
Malick has been a star player for his club U S Goree which plays in Ligue 1; which is the top-tier of Senegalese football. Due to his physical stature, he is nicknamed the “Concrete” in Senegal local football circles. He is a burly-striker who has strong upper body and can play with both feet. He has produced excellent performances over the past seasons such that he has been rewarded with a place in the Senegal Senior Football Team. He is currently with local or domestic player within the Senegal Senior Football Team which is mostly made up of home based players. Senegal is highly respected as having one of the best football talents in Africa and Malick has become a prominent member of the senior football team.
He is one of the youngest members of the Senegal Senior Football National team. He is known as a combative striker with high energy level and is always looking for an opportunity to score goals. Gifted with the ability to shoot with both feet, he is of a strong built with good stamina and physique. Strong and confident on the ball, he has the ability to create space for shooting opportunities from distance or within the penalty area.