Matt Joseph

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Matthew Joseph
Personal information
Full name Matthew Nathaniel Adolphus Joseph[1]
Date of birth (1972-09-30) 30 September 1972 (age 44)[1]
Place of birth Bethnal Green, England
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Playing position Defender
Youth career
000?–1990 Arsenal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1992 Arsenal 0 ([1])
1992–1993 Gillingham 0 (0)
1993–1998 Cambridge United 159 (6)
1998–2004 Leyton Orient 230 (3)
2004–2005 Canvey Island 14 (0)
2005 Histon (loan) 11 (0)
2005 Histon 2 (0)
Total 416 (9)
National team
2000 Barbados 2 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Matthew Nathanial Joseph (born 30 September 1972) in Bethnal Green, London, England, is a retired professional footballer.[2]


Joseph was born in the Bethnal Green area of London to Barbadian parents.[3] He played as a defender for Arsenal in his youth career and at the senior level featured for the club Cambridge United with 159 caps. As well he subsequently left Cambridge in 1998 to join up with Leyton Orient for £10,000. The Barbadian won the Player of the Year award three times while at Orient.[3] Joseph in all appeared a total of 230 times both at and away from Brisbane Road.[1][4][5]

Joseph won 16 youth caps while featuring for England. Joseph was also capped twice for Barbados, with both caps coming at home against Guatemala and the United States men's national soccer team in 2000.[1][3]

Joseph is currently a youth coach working with that of the English Football Association.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2003). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2003/2004. Queen Anne Press. p. 233. ISBN 1-85291-651-6. 
  2. ^ "Matt Joseph". Football 
  3. ^ a b c "Barbados World Cup player Matthew Joseph to complete GB Soccer Camp coaching roster". The Bahamas 
  4. ^ a b "Young coaching standards on the up, says Matthew Joseph". The 
  5. ^ "Joseph extends Orient stay". Sky 

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