Christopher Gregory Malkin
(born June 4, 1967 in Bebington
) is a former English
player. He played as a centre-forward.
Malkin began his professional career at Tranmere Rovers
, whom he joined from Stork
on a free transfer in 1987. He spent eight years at Prenton Park
, forming a successful partnership with John Aldridge
upon his arrival from Real Sociedad
in 1991, halfway through Malkin's stay on the Wirral. A couple of months earlier Malkin scored the winning goal at Wembley Stadium
to win the Division Three
play-off final against Bolton Wanderers
After over 200 league appearances and 60 goals for Rovers, Malkin joined Millwall
in 1995 for a £400,000 price tag. In fifteen months at the Den
, he scored thirteen goals in a half-century of league appearances for the Lions.
In 1996, Malkin moved back north, joining Gary Megson
for £275,000, becoming the Seasiders' record signing (which he remained until 2008). An injury-prone period at Bloomfield Road
meant he made only 65 league appearances and scored six goals for the Lancashire
club in just under three years.
Blackpool didn't receive any return on their record outlay when, in August 1999, Nigel Worthington
let the lanky forward join Telford United
on a free transfer.
Malkin joined Chester City
as player-physio in 2001, and a year later moved to Oswestry Town
, with whom he finished his career.
Malkin is now a physio
at Aston Villa