Joël Matip

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Joël Matip
Joel Matip 2011-08-03.jpg
Matip with Schalke 04
Personal information
Full nameJob Joël Andre Matip[1]
Date of birth(1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birthBochum, Germany
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder[3]

Centre Back[3]
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number32
Youth career
1995–1997SC Weitmar 45
1997–2000VfL Bochum
2000–2009Schalke 04
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Schalke 04 II4(1)
2009–Schalke 04142(12)
National team
2010–Cameroon26(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2014
 
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Joël Matip
Joel Matip 2011-08-03.jpg
Matip with Schalke 04
Personal information
Full nameJob Joël Andre Matip[1]
Date of birth(1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 23)
Place of birthBochum, Germany
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[2]
Playing positionDefensive Midfielder[3]

Centre Back[3]
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number32
Youth career
1995–1997SC Weitmar 45
1997–2000VfL Bochum
2000–2009Schalke 04
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2009–2011Schalke 04 II4(1)
2009–Schalke 04142(12)
National team
2010–Cameroon26(1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 September 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 September 2014

Job Joël Andre Matip (born 8 August 1991), also simply known as Jimmy Matip,[4] is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder or centre back for Schalke 04,[2] and the Cameroon national football team.[3]

FIFA's official website describes Matip as "although used mainly as a defensive midfielder or a defender, Matip enjoys coming forward and has scored several important goals in the process.[3]

Club career[edit]

Born in Bochum to a German mother and a Cameroonian father, Matip began his career with SC Weitmar 45, and was eventually scouted by VfL Bochum in 1997.[5] After several years in VfL Bochum's different youth teams, Matip was scouted by Schalke 04 in July 2000.[6] He made his professional debut on 17 October 2009 in the Regionalliga against 1. FC Saarbrücken,[7] before making his Bundesliga debut on 7 November 2009 against Bayern Munich, in which he scored the game-tying goal.[8] He was subsequently named Man of the match.[9]

Joël Matip playing for Schalke 04

On 2 March 2010, Matip signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Schalke 04.[10]

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.[11]

In January 2012, Schalke announced that Matip signed a two-year contract extension running until 30 June 2016.[12]

Club career statistics[edit]

Club performanceLeagueCupContinentalOtherTotalRef.
ClubLeagueSeasonApp.GoalsApp.GoalsApp.GoalsApp.GoalsApp.Goals
GermanyLeagueDFB-PokalEuropeOtherTotal
Schalke 04 IIRegionalliga2009–103100000031[13]
2010–111000000010
Schalke 04Bundesliga2009–10203200000223
2010–112604011110421
2011–123033113110475
2012–13323106000393
2013–14313308100424
2014–153011000041
Total146131413832020017
Last updated: 23 September 2014

International career[edit]

Matip was called up on 23 December 2009 by the Cameroon national football team[14] for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations but he later on declined to take part in the tournament.[15] 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.[16] On 6 January 2010, Rainer Adrion announced the annulment of his nomination for the Nations Cup.[17] 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.[18] He made his first national cap in friendly match against Italy and went on to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He was part of the Cameroon national team for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He played 2 games and scored against the host Brazil, also becoming the first player to score against Brazil in the World Cup hosted in Brazil in 28 years.[19]

International career statistics[edit]

National teamYearApp.GoalsRef.
Cameroon national team201060[20]
201130
201240
201360
201471
Total261
Last updated: 10 September 2014

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists the Cameroon national team's goals first
#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1.23 June 2014Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil Brazil1–11–42014 FIFA World Cup

Attributes[edit]

Joël Matip (right) as #32 playing for Schalke 04 against Red Bull Salzburg.

Matip plays mostly as a defender specifically centre-back and he can play as a defensive midfielder, where Matip is positioned for the Cameroon national team and since the beginning of his professional football career.[21] In Matip's Schalke youth career, Matip already possessed both high qualities defensively as well as offensively; in addition Matip is considered to be extremely physically strong, a strong sliding tackler and a strong standing tackler.[21] Matip completes his matches without many fouls due to Matip's high anticipation and his good positional play on the football pitch.[21][22] Matip is a very big footballer and he possesses good speed - which enables Matip to beat his opponents to the ball.[22] Matip possesses skilled technique and precision passing.[22] Schalke CEO Horst Heldt compared Matip with Lúcio, whom both possess similar offensive qualities despite their defensive position.[4] Matip's goal-scoring capability can be demonstrated by his double goals in Schalke's 2–1 victory against Fortuna Düsseldorf.[11]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Schalke 04

Personal life[edit]

Matip was born to a German mother[23] and former Cameroonian footballer Jean Matip.[24] Matip is the brother of the fellow Cameroon international Marvin Matip,[25] and is a cousin of Joseph-Désiré Job.[26] Matip graduated and completed his Abitur from the Gesamtschule Berger Feld in Gelsenkirchen in 2010.[27][28][29] Matip also holds a German passport.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "32 Joel Matip". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Joël Matip". FIFA. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Joel Matip ist auf Schalke nicht mehr wegzudenken" [Joel Matip is here to stay at Schalke]. goal.com (in German) (Goal.com). 23 February 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Joël Matip" (in German). FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Matip, Joel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sonntagsschuss bricht das Genick" (in German). reviersport.de. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Wieder kein Sieg! Bayern weiter in der Krise" (in German). bild.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "Man of the Match: Joel Matip" (in German). goal.com. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Schalke starlet signs new deal". ontheminute.com. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Schalke 04 2–1 Fortuna Düsseldorf". ESPNFC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Matip signs extension with Schalke". Sportsbook.com. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2014. 
  13. ^ Joël Matip profile at Soccerway
  14. ^ "CAN 2010 : La liste des 23". fecafootonline.com. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Matip für Afrika-Cup nominiert" (in German). reviersport.de. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Matip wanted by Germany". Sky Sports. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Schalke-Talent Matip läuft nicht für Kamerun auf". spox.com (in German). 6 January 2010. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Joel Matip signs for Schalke and decides on Cameroon". BBC Sport. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "Joel Matip kickt für Kamerun" (in German). kicker.de. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Joël Matip". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 June 2014. 
  21. ^ a b c Stefan Bunse (24 October 2009). "Joel Matip ist auf dem Sprung" [Joel Matip is on the go]. reviersport.de (in German). Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  22. ^ a b c "Adventskalender, Türchen 17: Joel Matip" [Advent calendar, door 17: Joel Matip]. spielverlagerung.de (in German). 17 December 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  23. ^ "Joel Matip ist auf dem Sprung" (in German). reviersport.de. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  24. ^ "Die Schultüte" (PDF) (in German). Matthias-Claudius-Schulen Bochum. January–March 2006. p. 15. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  25. ^ "Youngster Matip trifft beim Debüt" (in German). kicker.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  26. ^ "Marvin Matip – der Löwe von der Ruhr" (in German). FIFA.com. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  27. ^ "Draxler und Matip zurück an der Schule" [Draxler and Matip back at school] (in German). reviersport.de. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  28. ^ "Eliteschule des Fußballs" [Elite School of Football]. gesamtschule-berger-feld.de (in German). Gesamtschule Berger Feld. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Joël Matip zu Gast bei den Kleinsten". gesamtschule-berger-feld.de (in German). Gesamtschule Berger Feld. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "World Cup 2014: FIFA Finaly Rejects Tunisia’s Claim". lions4life.com. Retrieved 24 September 2014. 

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