|Date of birth||23 September 1970|
|Place of birth||Islington, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|1992||→ Luton Town (loan)||5||(0)|
|1996||→ Bristol Rovers (loan)||8||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
As a player, he was a midfielder from 1989 until 1999, notably in the Premier League with Chelsea and Crystal Palace. He also played in the Football League for Luton Town, Bristol Rovers, Burnley and Northampton Town.
After his playing days were over, Matthew was briefly a pundit for Chelsea TV.
He began his professional playing career as a midfielder for Chelsea in the early 1990s, playing 21 league games and being issued with the number 8 when FA Premier League squad numbers were introduced in 1993-94. He next played for Crystal Palace but once again his first team chances were limited.
Matthew is a UEFA qualified coach and, after retiring as a player, became a scout for Wolverhampton Wanderers, before returning to Chelsea as a Youth Development Officer. In 2003, he became assistant manager of Bedford Town.
He joined Charlton Athletic in 2006, as the U18s coach, and, in 2007, he shared this role with coaching at Maidstone United. He became Charlton's Reserve Development Coach in 2008, before later also becoming Academy Development Coach in 2010. In January 2011, he was promoted to first-team coach by new manager Chris Powell. Matthew maintained his place through the departures of Powell, José Riga and Bob Peeters, but he was sacked on 24 October 2015 at the same time as his final manager, Guy Luzon, was relieved of his duties.
- "First Team Coach - Damian Matthew". cafc.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
- "Charlton terminate contract of Guy Luzon". Charlton Athletic FC. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
- "Welling part company with head coach Damian Matthew after 10 games". KentOnline. Retrieved 14 September 2016.