Born: 11 March 2002 (London, England)
An Edmonton-born centre-half who plays off his right foot, Malachi Fagan-Walcott was brought up in Waltham Abbey and attended Debden Park High School, where he won the Essex Cup and a swimming gala.
On 10 March, 2020, he came on as a late substitute for his first team debut in the second leg of our Champions League, round of 16 tie away to RB Leipzig.
A district 200m sprint champion, he stepped up to make his first two appearances for our Under-18s in 2017/18 before becoming a regular at that level in 2018/19, playing 15 times as we finished second in the Under-18 Premier League. That total includes a start in the first ever football match played at our new stadium as our youngsters beat their counterparts from Southampton 3-1 in a Test Event match there in March, 2019. Malachi also made one appearance apiece in the FA Youth Cup and Under-18 Premier League Cup, while helping our Under-17s lift the Euro Youth Cup in St Wendel, Germany, in September, 2018.
Malachi stepped up to play twice for the Development Squad during that same season - once against Crawley Town's senior side in the EFL Trophy and then featuring as a late substitute in a 2-1 Premier League 2 victory at Leicester City.
Perhaps his most memorable moment arrived in the UEFA Youth League, when he got forward to score the opening goal in a 2-0 home win over PSV Under-19s in November, 2018, in one of three appearances he made in that competition.
On the international scene, Malachi has played for England at Under-15, Under-16 and Under-17 levels.