Guillermo Molins

Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro (locally [ɡiˈʃeɾmo moˈlins]; born 26 September 1988) is a Swedish[2] footballer who plays for Allsvenskan club Malmö FF.

Guillermo Molins
Molins playing for Malmö FF
Personal information
Full name Guillermo Federico Molins Palmeiro
Date of birth (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988
Place of birth Montevideo, Uruguay
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Playing position Winger, Striker
Club information
Current team
Malmö FF
Number 11
Youth career
1992 –2001 Kävlinge GIF
2002 Landskrona BoIS
2003–2004 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)
2013Betis (loan) 4 (0)
2013–2016 Malmö FF 36 (19)
2016 Beijing Renhe 14 (0)
2017–2018 Panathinaikos 25 (6)
2018– Malmö FF 26 (6)
National team
2007 Sweden U19 4 (1)
2008–2010 Sweden U21 23 (2)
2010–2014 Sweden 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 November 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 January 2014

Club career

Malmö FF

Molins was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. In 2006 he 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.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5] On 17 June 2011 Malmö FF reported that Molins had signed a four-year contract with Anderlecht.[6]


Molins was announced an Anderlecht player on 17 June 2011.[7] 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.


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.[8]

Return to Malmö FF

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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11] 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.

Molins continued to play very well for the club during the 2014 season, by the time of the summer break for the 2014 World Cup he had scored eight goals and made three assists in twelve appearances.[12] However, on 27 June he injured his cruciate ligament in a friendly fixture against FK Partizan, Molins had acquired the same injury in the corresponding knee at Anderlecht in 2011. The injury meant that Molins would have to go through an operation and go into rehabilitation training for the rest of the season.

Beijing Renhe

On 7 July 2016, Molins who recently left Malmö FF when he chose not to extend his contract with the club, has signed a one-plus-two years' contact with the Chinese club Beijing Renhe.[13]


On 8 February 2017, Panathinaikos officially announced the signing of Swedish striker, who was recently released from Beijing Renhe. On 1 March 2017, he made his debut with the club in the quarter final Greek Cup second-leg game against Asteras Tripoli. On 23 April 2017, Molins scored his first goal with Panathinaikos against Atromitos in the home win with 1–0 for day 29 of Greek Superleague.[14] On 31 May 2017, Molins scored in the away win 2–3 against PAOK for the last day of the Greek Superleague Play-Offs.

On 27 July 2017, Panathinaikos won 1–0 at home against Gabala for the 1st leg of the 3rd Qualification Round of 2017–18 UEFA Europa League. Molins scored the only goal. On 21 October 2017 he scored the equalizer in a 1–1 away draw against Lamia.[15] Three days later he scored a 90-minute winner in a 2–1 away match against Anagennisi Karditsa for the Greek Cup, ensuring his team's position to the round of 16.[16] On 18 January 2018, according to doctors' diagnosis, Molins will remain out of action until March with sports hernia.

New Return to Malmö FF

On 25 July 2018, Molins signed a three-year contract with his former club Malmö FF.

International career

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.[17]

Career statistics


As of 11 November 2019[18]
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total
Malmö FF 2006 500050
2007 9020110
2008 27232304
2009 28310294
2010 28721308
2011 93210010124
Total 10615104001011719
Anderlecht 2011–12 40000040
2012–13 30202171
Total 70202100111
Real Betis (loan) 2012–13 401050
Total 4010000050
Malmö FF 2013 118100011139
2014 11845001513
2015 70000070
2016 7362135
Total 361911700114827
Beijing Renhe 2016 14000140
Total 140000000140
Panathinaikos 2016–17 8230112
2017–18 1744341258
Total 2567341003610
Malmö FF 2018 00110011
2019 266111143811
Total 26622114003912
Career total 2184633161762127069


As of 21 January 2014.[18]
National teamYearAppsGoals
Sweden 201020

International goals

1.21 January 2014Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Iceland0–20–2Friendly



Malmö FF

R.S.C. Anderlecht


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  2. "Molins funderar på Uruguay" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 19 January 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  3. "Molins kanoner gav MFF segern" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  4. "Molins lämnar MFF – Mehmeti också på väg" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Archived from the original on 29 May 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  5. "Rykten om Molins till Anderlecht" (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  6. "Molins klar för Anderlecht" (in Swedish). Malmö FF. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  7. "Guillermo Molins tekent voor vier seizoenen" (in Dutch). Anderlecht. Retrieved 17 June 2011.
  8. "KLART: Guillermo Molins väljer Real Betis". (in Swedish). 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  9. "Molins tillbaka i MFF". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 11 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013.
  10. "Molins rörd av stödet". (in Swedish). Sydsvenskan. 19 August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  11. "Malmö FF är svenska mästare 2013!". Malmö FF (in Swedish). 28 October 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  12. Yokhin, Michael (6 May 2014). "The great comeback of Guillermo Molins". ESPN. Retrieved 11 September 2014.
  13. "Guillermo Molins till Beijing Renhe" (in Swedish). 7 July 2016.
  14. "Είχε την ουσία στο δεύτερο μέρος". 23 April 2017.
  15. Το έσωσε στο τέλος! (in Greek). Retrieved 21 October 2017.
  16. Νίκη και πρόκριση στους 16! (in Greek). Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  17. "Sju debutanter mot Oman". (in Swedish). Retrieved 2 June 2011.
  18. "Guillermo Molins". Soccerway. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Jiloan Hamad
Malmö FF

Succeeded by
Markus Rosenberg
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