Joël Matip

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Joël Matip
Joel Matip 2011-08-03-2.jpg
Matip at practice with Schalke in 2011.
Personal information
Full nameJoël Job Matip
Date of birth(1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birthBochum, Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubSchalke 04
Number32
Youth career
1994–1997SC Weitmar 45
1997–2000VfL Bochum
2000–2009Schalke 04
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Schalke 04 II4(1)
2009–Schalke 04133(11)
National team
2010–Cameroon16(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2013
 
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Joël Matip
Joel Matip 2011-08-03-2.jpg
Matip at practice with Schalke in 2011.
Personal information
Full nameJoël Job Matip
Date of birth(1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birthBochum, Germany
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing positionCentre back
Club information
Current clubSchalke 04
Number32
Youth career
1994–1997SC Weitmar 45
1997–2000VfL Bochum
2000–2009Schalke 04
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Schalke 04 II4(1)
2009–Schalke 04133(11)
National team
2010–Cameroon16(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2013

Joël Job Matip (born 8 August 1991) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a centre back for Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.

Career[edit]

Born in Bochum, Matip began his career with SC Weitmar 45, and was eventually scouted by VfL Bochum in 1997.[1] After several years in VfL Bochum's different youth teams, Matip was scouted by Schalke 04 in July 2000.[2] He made his professional debut on 17 October 2009 in the Regionalliga against 1. FC Saarbrücken,[3] before making his Bundesliga debut on 7 November 2009 against Bayern Munich, in which he scored the game-tying goal.[4] He was subsequently named Man of the match.[5]

On 2 March 2010, Matip signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Schalke 04.[6]

On 23 February 2013, Matip scored both goals as Schalke secured an important 2–1 victory over Fortuna Düsseldorf, securing the club's second win in 12 games.[7]

International career[edit]

Matip was called up on 23 December 2009 by the Cameroon national football team[8] for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations but he later on declined to take part in the tournament.[9] It was not yet clear if Matip would represent Cameroon in the future as the German Football Association still hoped that he might represent his country of birth instead.[10] On 6 January 2010, Rainer Adrion announced the annulment of his nomination for the Nations Cup.[citation needed] On 2 March 2010, Matip opted to play his international football for Cameroon, after meeting up with the national team ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Italy on 3 March 2010.[11] He made his first national cap in friendly match against Italy and went on to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Matip was born to a German mother[13] and former Cameroonian footballer Jean Matip.[14] He is the brother of the German football player Marvin Matip[15] and is a cousin of Joseph-Désiré Job.[16] Matip graduated from the Gesamtschule Berger Feld in Gelsenkirchen in 2010.[citation needed] He also has German citizenship.[citation needed]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joël Matip" (in German). FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Matip, Joel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Sonntagsschuss bricht das Genick" (in German). reviersport.de. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wieder kein Sieg! Bayern weiter in der Krise" (in German). bild.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Man of the Match: Joel Matip" (in German). goal.com. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Schalke starlet signs new deal". ontheminute.com. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Schalke 04 2–1 Fortuna Düsseldorf". ESPNFC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "CAN 2010 : La liste des 23". fecafootonline.com. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Matip für Afrika-Cup nominiert" (in German). reviersport.de. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Matip wanted by Germany". Sky Sports. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Joel Matip signs for Schalke and decides on Cameroon". BBC Sport. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Joel Matip kickt für Kamerun" (in German). kicker.de. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Joel Matip ist auf dem Sprung" (in German). reviersport.de. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Die Schultüte" (PDF) (in German). Matthias-Claudius-Schulen Bochum. January/March 2006. p. 15. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Youngster Matip trifft beim Debüt" (in German). kicker.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Marvin Matip – der Löwe von der Ruhr" (in German). FIFA.com. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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