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 name Job Joël Andre Matip[1]
Date of birth (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 22)
Place of birth Bochum, Germany
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
Schalke 04
Number 32
Youth career
1995–1997 SC Weitmar 45
1997–2000 VfL Bochum
2000–2009 Schalke 04
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Schalke 04 II 4 (1)
2009– Schalke 04 139 (12)
National team
2010– Cameroon 25 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 June 2014

Job Joël Andre 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.[2] After several years in VfL Bochum's different youth teams, Matip was scouted by Schalke 04 in July 2000.[3] He made his professional debut on 17 October 2009 in the Regionalliga against 1. FC Saarbrücken,[4] before making his Bundesliga debut on 7 November 2009 against Bayern Munich, in which he scored the game-tying goal.[5] He was subsequently named Man of the match.[6]

On 2 March 2010, Matip signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Schalke 04.[7]

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.[8]

International career[edit]

Matip was called up on 23 December 2009 by the Cameroon national football team[9] for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations but he later on declined to take part in the tournament.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12] 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.[13]

International goals[edit]

Score and Result lists the Cameroon's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 23 June 2014 Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, Brazil  Brazil 1–1 1–4 2014 FIFA World Cup

Personal life[edit]

Matip was born to a German mother[14] and former Cameroonian footballer Jean Matip.[15] He is the brother of the fellow Cameroon international Marvin Matip[16] and is a cousin of Joseph-Désiré Job.[17] 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. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 11 June 2014. p. 7. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joël Matip" (in German). FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Matip, Joel" (in German). kicker.de. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sonntagsschuss bricht das Genick" (in German). reviersport.de. 17 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Wieder kein Sieg! Bayern weiter in der Krise" (in German). bild.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Man of the Match: Joel Matip" (in German). goal.com. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Schalke starlet signs new deal". ontheminute.com. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Schalke 04 2–1 Fortuna Düsseldorf". ESPNFC. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "CAN 2010 : La liste des 23". fecafootonline.com. 22 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Matip für Afrika-Cup nominiert" (in German). reviersport.de. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Matip wanted by Germany". Sky Sports. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Joel Matip signs for Schalke and decides on Cameroon". BBC Sport. 2 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  13. ^ "Joel Matip kickt für Kamerun" (in German). kicker.de. 8 March 2010. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "Joel Matip ist auf dem Sprung" (in German). reviersport.de. 24 October 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Die Schultüte" (PDF) (in German). Matthias-Claudius-Schulen Bochum. January–March 2006. p. 15. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Youngster Matip trifft beim Debüt" (in German). kicker.de. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Marvin Matip – der Löwe von der Ruhr" (in German). FIFA.com. 14 December 2004. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 

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