The life story and achievements of Florent Malouda, the football legend

The life story and achievements of Florent Malouda, the football legend

Lenah Ann
updated at February 4, 2024 at 4:12 PM
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Florent Malouda is a famous soccer coach and former professional soccer player known for winning the Champions League with Chelsea. He left a mark at Stamford Bridge and went down in history as one of the greatest midfielders of his time. With legends such as Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, and Michael Essien linking up with him in the forward and midfield positions, Mouluda lived up to his potential.

Florent Malouda during the international friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and Delhi Dynamos
Florent Malouda during the international friendly match between West Bromwich Albion and Delhi Dynamos on 3 September 2016 in West Bromwich, England. Photo: Matthew Ashton (Modified by author)
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Due to his performance on the pitch, the renowned legend has won numerous titles, including one Premier League title, three FA Cups, one FA Community Shield, and one UEFA Champions League title. He also made appearances for his national team and was the squad captain during the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifier. Here is everything you need to know about the retired soccer star.

Florent Malouda’s profile summary

Full name

Florent Johan Malouda

Date of birth

13 June 1980


43 (as of February 2024)

Place of birth

Cayenne, French Guiana, France






5 feet 11 inches or 181 centimetres


161 pounds or 73 kilograms

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown

Relationship status





Aaron, Flora, Kelys, Satya






Soccer coach, former football player


Left winger, left midfielder

Active years

1996 - 2018

Greatest achievements

4-times Ligue 1 champion, Premier League winner, UEFA Champions League winner

Net worth

$1 million – $5 million

Social media presence

Instagram, X (Twitter)

Florent Malouda's biography

The former Chelsea star, Florent Malouda (age 43 as of January 2024), was born on 13 June 1980 in Cayenne, French Guiana, France, to his parents. He was raised alongside his brother, Lesly, a soccer player. His father, Philippe, and his mother had a soccer background; thus, their kids were born with a passion for the sport.

Florent Malouda's height

The former Premier League icon is 5 feet 11 inches or 181 centimetres tall and weighs 161 pounds or 73 kilograms. He has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Florent Malouda's career

Since his debut in soccer in 1996, the renowned legend has led a successful career playing for various clubs worldwide. Here is a timeline of his career, detailing the teams he played for and the period he stayed at the various clubs.

Youth career

Florent Malouda smiles during the UEFA Champions League
Malouda in great spirits during the UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw at the RTS studios on 1 October 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: Harold Cunningham
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The French national's youth career was impressive, as he had the chance to try out with some of the best youth clubs in his nation. He joined Châteauroux in 1995 and spent a season with them. Before that, he had played for AJ Saint-Georges, USL Montjoly and Rémire.

Châteauroux (1996-2000)

The former left midfielder started his career at 16 after moving to Paris and signing with Châteauroux in Ligue 2. While balancing his education with professional football and living far from home, he played 59 games for the French club.

Guingamp (2000-2003)

The renowned legend signed with Guingamp following Châteauroux's inability to bag the Ligue 1 title. His talents developed and was noticed by coach Guy Lacombe. At the club, he met Didier Drogba, with whom they would later form a great partnership at Chelsea.

Lyon (2003-2007)

Malouda caught the interest of the French club Lyon and was signed in 2003, joining the likes of Michael Essien and Juninho. At the club, he established himself as a reliable midfielder forming great links with the strikers, and due to his performance, he was called to the French national team.

Chelsea (2007-2013)

The former soccer player signed a three-year contract with Chelsea on 8 July 2007 on a bid rumoured to be around 16.5 million. The then-Chelsea coach, José Mourinho, handed him the number 15 jersey, and he made his debut for the club in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in the FA Community Shield.

Florent in action during a match between JDT TMJ Selection and the JDT Rest of the World XI
Florent in action during a match between JDT TMJ Selection and the JDT Rest of the World XI at the Larkin Stadium on 30 June 2019, in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Photo: Allsport Co
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Malouda stayed at Chelsea for six seasons and made 145 appearances, scoring 35 times. He made history at the club after winning one Premier League, three FA Cups, one FA Community Shield and one UEFA Champions League title.

Later club career

After leaving Chelsea in 2013, the famous French coach went on to play for various teams in various regions of the world. These clubs are;

  • Trabzonspor (2013-2014)
  • Metz (2014-2015)
  • Delhi Dynamos (2015-2017)
  • Wadi Degla on loan (2016)
  • FC Differdange 03 (2018)

International career

On 17 November 2004, the Frenchman made his debut against Poland. After that, he started playing regularly for the team, and on 31 May 2005, he scored his first goal against Hungary. He made 80 appearances for France between 2004 and 2012 and scored 9 goals.

Florent Malouda's stats

In his entire career, according to Transfermarkt, the renowned soccer legend made 707 appearances and scored 119 goals with 117 assists in all competitions. He received 77 yellow cards and averaged 433 minutes per goal.

Here is a summarised career timeline and stats detailing all his appearances, goals, and assists in all competitions.

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Delhi Dynamos





Wadi Degla (loan)





Differdange 03









Florent makes his way from the players dressing room
Florent makes his way from the players dressing room prior to a match between West Bromwich Albion and Delhi Dynamos on 3 September 2016 in West Bromwich, England. Photo: Adam Fradgley
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International stats






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Florent Malouda's wife

The former Lyon's left midfielder is married to Florencia Malouda, and they share 4 children: Aaron, Flora, Kelys, and Satya. His wife, however, is a private person and has kept most details about her personal life private.

Florent Malouda's son

The renowned legend's son, Aaron, is a professional soccer player who plays for Lille as a winger or attacking midfielder. He debuted in 2021 with Rennes and played for France U19 in 2023. Regarding the team he would like to see his kid play for, he responded;

He currently performs for Chelsea, but he'll be in the Academy wherever I go. When I see him, I remember myself when I was younger; he just enjoys playing football. We have a hard time keeping him from kicking the ball around the house, but he doesn't damage anything, so it's not a major issue. His football is his most prized possession.

Social media presence

The renowned coach is a dynamic social media personality with numerous followers across social media platforms. As of January 2024, he has over 167k followers on Instagram and over 483.7k on X (Twitter).

Where is Florent Malouda now?

After retiring from professional football in 2018, Malouda became Zurich's coach, but unfortunately, his contract was terminated after 2 months in April 2019. As of January 2024, he is a FIFA ambassador and makes a fortune.

Florent Malouda in action during the UEFA Europa League
Malouda in action during the UEFA Europa League round of 32 match between AS Trabzonspor and Juventus Turin on 27 February 2014 in Trabzon, Turkey. Photo: John Berry
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Florent Malouda's latest news

In a recent article by the Mirror, the former Chelsea winger has given an insight on the possibility of PSG's superstar Kylian Mbappe joining the Stamford Bridge. He said the club is not ready to sign Mbappe despite the forward being put up for sale by PSG.

Florent Malouda's net worth

According to CelebsAgeWiki, the former Chelsea left midfielder has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million as of January 2024. He made most of his income through his successful football career and endorsements such as Puma and sponsorship deals.

Frequently asked question

A fact about the renowned legend is that he assisted John Terry in Chelsea's 2-1 victory in his first match as a Chelsea player in a pre-season friendly against Club América of Mexico. Here are some frequently asked questions about him.

Did Malouda win the Champions League?

The former Premier League star won the UEFA Champions League in 2012 while playing for Chelsea.

When did Malouda leave Chelsea?

The retired soccer player left Stanford Bridge on 30 June 2013 after making 149 appearances for the club and scoring 35 goals.

How good was Florent Malouda?

During his active years as a player, the French national represented various teams and posted some of the best performances as a midfielder. From his stats, it is clear that he was among the best football players of his generation.

Florent Malouda on the ball during the UEFA Euro 2008
Florent on the ball during the UEFA Euro 2008 Group C match between Netherlands and France at Stade De Suisse on 13 June 2008 in Berne, Switzerland. Photo: Stewart Kendall
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What is Florent Malouda's nationality and ethnicity?

The renowned coach is a French national of mixed ethnic background.

Where did Florent Malouda start his career?

The French national started his senior career at 16 in Ligue 2 after being signed by Châteauroux FC.

What are Florent Malouda's career earnings?

The renowned legend's gross career earnings were approximately $4,592,523. When adjusted for inflation, the figure translates to roughly $15,387,238 as of 2024.

Final word

Florent Malouda has achieved numerous honours and accolades in his career thanks to his outstanding abilities on the pitch. Despite his challenges at the start of his career, he accomplished what other players could only dream of. Through his sacrifice and determination, he has left a mark in the football world.

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Lenah Ann is a Kenyan-based content creator with 2 years of experience. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and Communication from Dedan Kimathi, Kenya in 2021.