Junior Malanda
VfL Wolfsburg J. Malanda 001
Personal information
Full name Bernard Malanda-Adje
Date of birth 28 August 1994(1994-08-28)
Place of birth    Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Date of death    10 January 2015(2015-01-10) (aged 20)
Place of death    Porta Westfalica, Germany Germany
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Youth clubs
Belgium VK Sint-Agatha-Berchem
Belgium FC Ganshoren
England Crystal Palace
Belgium Brussels
Belgium Anderlecht
Flag of France Lille
Senior clubs
Years Club App (Gls)
Flag of France Lille II
Belgium Zulte Waregem
Germany VfL Wolfsburg
BelgiumZulte Waregem (loan)
017 00(1)
035 00(3)
017 00(2)
017 00(3)
086 00(9)   
National team
2013-2015 Belgium Belgium U21 015 00(2)

Bernard Malanda-Adje (28 August 1994 – 10 January 2015), nicknamed Junior Malanda, was a Belgian professional footballer who last played for German club VfL Wolfsburg as a defensive midfielder.

He was a youth team player at Brussels, Anderlecht and Lille, going on to play in the reserve team of the latter. In 2012 he joined Zulte Waregem, and was a regular player as they finished runners-up of the 2012–13 Belgian Pro League. After that he was signed by Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga on a five-year contract, loaning him back for the first season before recalling him. He also represented Belgium up to under-21 level.

Malanda died at the age of 20, when a car in which he was travelling crashed in northern Germany, killing him instantly. The accident was attributed to excessive speed and wet conditions. Over 1,000 mourners attended his funeral at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart in his native Brussels.

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