Guillermo Molins

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Guillermo Molins
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Personal information
Full name Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro
Date of birth (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current club Malmö FF
Number 10
Youth career
2001 Kävlinge GIF
2001 Landskrona BoIS
2002–2004 Stora Harrie IF
2005 Kävlinge GIF
2005–2006 Malmö FF
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2011 Malmö FF 106 (15)
2011–2013 Anderlecht 7 (0)
2013 Betis (loan) 4 (0)
2013– Malmö FF 13 (10)
National team
2007 Sweden U19 4 (1)
2008–2010 Sweden U21 23 (2)
2010– Sweden 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12 April 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 January 2014

Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro (locally: [ɡiˈʃeɾmo moˈlins]; born 26 September 1988 in Montevideo) is a Swedish[1] footballer. He is currently playing for Malmö FF as a right midfielder or striker, he also serves as club captain.

Club career[edit]

Malmö FF[edit]

In 2006 Molins made his league debut for Malmö FF in Allsvenskan, he had a breakthrough in 2008 when he played 27 matches and scored 2 goals. He was the managers choice as right midfielder in the starting lineup throughout the 2009 season, however in the title winning season of 2010 he was challenged in some games by Jiloan Hamad. Molins proved to be a very skilled dribbler, he was involved in most attacks for Malmö in 2010. Molins continued to be challenged for a position in the starting eleven by Hamad and Jimmy Durmaz in the start of the 2011 season, partly due to minor injuries on Molins part. On 15 May 2011 Molins secured a 2–1 home win against Örebro SK with two powerful shots in the top left goal corner after the team had been down 0–1 in half time.[2] Malmö FF's director of sports Per Ågren announced on 26 May 2011 that he expected Molins to leave the club in the summer of 2011 because his contract was ending in November and Molins had declined to negotiate a renewal.[3] On 2 June 2011 several newspapers reported that Molins had started negotiations with Anderlecht, three days after former club partner Behrang Safari had signed for the Belgian club.[4] On 17 June 2011 Malmö FF reported that Molins had signed a four-year contract with Anderlecht.[5]

Anderlecht[edit]

Molins was announced an Anderlecht player on 17 June 2011.[6] Just 8 days later Molins was carried off the field after just 25 minutes in a friendly against Knokke, he tore the ligaments of his knee and also his meniscus was affected. On 18 March 2012, he finally played a few minutes in the 2-2-game on the field of Sint-Truiden. Molins made 4 appearances for Anderlecht in the 2011–12 season and another three in the 2012–13 season before being sent on loan to La Liga side Real Betis.

Betis[edit]

In January 2013 Molins went on loan to Real Betis. He confirmed to have chosen Betis instead of clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie. Molins stayed at Betis for the remainder of the 2012–13 season. He made four appearances coming in from the bench for the club.[7]

Return to Malmö FF[edit]

On 11 August 2013, the last day of the Swedish transfer window, Molins signed a three year contract with his former club Malmö FF. He was given a pitch presentation and the number 24 jersey before the home fixture against AIK.[8] Molins played his first match back for the club on 18 August when he was substituted on in the away fixture against Kalmar FF after an hours play. He later scored the 4–0 goal for Malmö FF in a match that ended 4–1 for the club and made them league leaders.[9] He eventually earned the team the 2013 league title after scoring both goals against Elfsborg on 28 October, giving Malmö FF an insurmountable five-point lead before the last matchday.[10] In total Molins played 11 matches and scored 8 goals. The major difference from his last spell at the club was that he was played as an attacker instead of his usual position as winger.

International career[edit]

Molins made his U21 debut on 25 May 2008 when Sweden U21 played Portugal U21. He was also a part of the U21 squad at 2009 U21 Championship in Sweden. He made his debut for Sweden against Oman as a part of Sweden's winter tour on 20 January 2010.[11]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 12 April 2014.[12]
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Malmö FF 2006 5 0 0 0 5 0
2007 9 0 2 0 11 0
2008 27 2 3 2 30 4
2009 28 3 1 0 29 4
2010 28 7 2 1 30 8
2011 9 3 2 1 0 0 11 4
Total 106 15 10 4 0 0 116 19
Anderlecht 2011–12 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
2012–13 3 0 2 0 2 1 7 1
Total 7 0 2 0 2 1 11 1
Real Betis 2012–13 4 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Malmö FF 2013 11 8 1 0 0 0 12 8
2014 2 2 3 5 0 0 5 7
Total 13 10 4 5 0 0 17 15
Career total 130 25 17 9 2 1 149 35

International[edit]

As of 21 January 2014.[12]
National team Year Apps Goals
Sweden 2010 2 0
2011 2 0
2014 2 1
Total 6 1

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 January 2014 Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi  Iceland 0–2 0–2 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Malmö FF
R.S.C. Anderlecht

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Molins funderar på Uruguay" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Molins kanoner gav MFF segern" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Molins lämnar MFF – Mehmeti också på väg" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rykten om Molins till Anderlecht" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Molins klar för Anderlecht" (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "Guillermo Molins tekent voor vier seizoenen" (in Dutch). Anderlecht. Retrieved 17 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "KLART: Guillermo Molins väljer Real Betis". fotbolltransfers.com (in Swedish). fotbolltransfers.com. 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Molins tillbaka i MFF". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). sydsvenskan.se. 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  9. ^ "Molins rörd av stödet". sydsvenskan.se (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Malmö FF är svenska mästare 2013!". Malmö FF (in Swedish). mff.se. 28 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  11. ^ "Sju debutanter mot Oman". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Guillermo Molins". soccerway.com. Soccerway. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jiloan Hamad
Malmö FF
Captain

2014–
Succeeded by
Incumbent