"But my vivid memory of the 1958 World Cup, apart from Northern Ireland qualifying for the quarter-finals with a team of just 16, is of Brazil winning the cup and beating the host nation Sweden.
Pele, a boy of just 17, lifted his shirt up and wiped the tears from his eyes.
"To me that's one of the significant moments of World Cup history."
Malcolm has been lucky enough to watch some of the greatest players ever.
"The list is endless," he said. "You think of Cruyff, Maradona, Eusebio, Mario Kempes, Paulo Rossi, Bobby Moore - what a wonderful player he was.
"I don't think his memory is established enough in England."
But in terms of special matches, Malcolm definitely has his favourites.
"I have to say there are two. First of all it has to be Northern Ireland defeating Spain 1-0 in Valencia in 1982 when Gerry Armstrong got that goal.
"The team bus had to wait an hour and a half for him after the game because he couldn't produce a urine sample for the drug test!"
"The other one of course has to be the classic of classics, the real piece de resistance of football.
"It's the 1970 final between Italy and Brazil in Mexico City. I thought that was the finest exhibition of World Cup football I've ever watched."
But Malcolm told me he wasn't convinced about certain things at his 13th World Cup.