Tim Matavž

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Tim Matavž
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Personal information
Full name Tim Matavž[1]
Date of birth (1989-01-13) 13 January 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Šempeter pri Gorici, SFR Yugoslavia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
FC Augsburg
Number 23
Youth career
1995–2004 Bilje
2004–2006 Gorica
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 Gorica 30 (11)
2007–2011 Groningen 84 (34)
2008–2009 Emmen (loan) 15 (5)
2011–2014 PSV 70 (24)
2014– FC Augsburg 9 (2)
National team
2006 Slovenia U19 5 (3)
2006–2009 Slovenia U21 17 (6)
2009– Slovenia 28 (10)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014

Tim Matavž (born 13 January 1989) is a Slovenian football player, who plays as a striker for FC Augsburg in the German Bundesliga.

Club career[edit]

Matavž began his football career at the age of 6 playing for Bilje. In 2004 he moved to Gorica youth squads. He was promoted to their senior squad in the 2006–07 season and played a total of 30 matches in the Slovenian first division, 1.SNL, scoring 11 goals in the process.

On 30 August 2007, at the age of 18, he signed a 5-year contract for Groningen.[2] On 26 September 2007 he scored four goals in KNVB Cup in a match against IJsselmeervogels, but later moved to Emmen on loan and remained there until January 2009.

On 13 March 2009 Matavž scored his first goal in the Eredivisie in a 2–0 victory over Roda. Soon he began scoring for Groningen on regular basis in all competitions. On 24 February 2010 Matavž extended his contract with club until 2013.[3] On 6 February 2011 in a match against Willem II Matavž scored his first hat-trick in Eredivisie.[4]

On 2 February 2011, Groningen sporting director Hans Nijland said Tim Matavž had already agreed terms with Napoli and that he was looking forward to joining them.[5] However, Eredivisie giants PSV Eindhoven were also in talks with Groningen to buy him before the transfer window closed. On 31 August 2011, Matavž eventually signed a five-year contract with PSV.

International career[edit]

On 9 October 2010 Matavž scored a hat-trick for Slovenia in the UEFA Euro 2012 qualifying match against Faroe Islands.[6] At the age of 21, he is the youngest player ever to score three goals for Slovenia.[7]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Slovenia's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 8 October 2010 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana  Faroe Islands 1–0 5–1 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
2 2–0
3 3–0
4 3 June 2011 Svangaskarð, Tórshavn  Faroe Islands 0–1 0–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
5 2 September 2011 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana  Estonia 1–1 1–2 UEFA Euro 2012 qualification
6 15 November 2011 Stožice Stadium, Ljubljana  United States 1–1 2–3 International friendly
7 2–3
8 12 October 2012 Ljudski vrt, Maribor  Cyprus 1–0 2–1 FIFA World Cup 2014 qualification
9 2–0
10 31 May 2013 Schüco Arena, Bielefeld  Turkey 2–0 2–0 International friendly

Personal life[edit]

Matavž was born in Šempeter pri Gorici, in present-day Slovenia. Besides Slovene he is also fluent in English, Italian and Dutch. He is a cousin of the football player Etien Velikonja.[8] The two were also childhood friends of football players, Valter Birsa and Goran Cvijanović.[8][9]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 3 November 2014.
Club performance League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2006–07 Gorica PrvaLiga 27 11 3 2 1 0 31 13
2007–08 3 0 0 0 2 1 5 1
Total Gorica 30 11 3 2 3 1 36 14
2007–08 FC Groningen Eredivisie 15 0 2 4 17 4
2008–09 FC Emmen Eerste Divisie 15 5 1 0 16 5
2008–09 FC Groningen Eredivisie 4 2 4 1 8 3
2009–10 34 14 4 3 38 19
2010–11 31 18 6 4 37 22
2011–12 4 3 0 0 0 0 4 3
2011–12 PSV Eredivisie 28 11 5 4 9 5 42 20
2012–13 27 11 4 2 7 7 38 20
2013–14 15 2 1 0 6 2 22 4
2014–15 FC Augsburg Bundesliga 9 2 1 0 - - 10 2
Total Emmen 15 5 1 0 16 5
Total Groningen 88 37 16 12 104 49
Total PSV 70 24 10 6 22 14 102 44
Career total 203 77 30 20 25 15 258 112

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Netherlands PSV Eindhoven

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 27. Retrieved 16 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sloveens talent Matavz naar FC Groningen" (in Dutch). De Pers. Retrieved 10 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Matavz langer bij FC Groningen" (in Dutch). FC Groningen official website. Retrieved 2 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Neverjetni Matavž tokrat trikrat" (in Slovenian). Nogomania. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  5. ^ [1], Tim Matavz agrees move to Napoli, 2 February 2011
  6. ^ "Tim Matavž: To je bil super večer (video)" (in Slovenian). siol.net. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  7. ^ "Matavž v elitni družbi najmlajši" (in Slovenian). siol.net. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "Bratranca z golgeterskimi geni" (in Slovenian). dnevnik.si. Retrieved 2 February 2011. 
  9. ^ NK Maribor. "Do imena iz mamine knjige" (in Slovenian). NK Maribor official website. Retrieved 12 July 2012. 

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