Joel Matip

  • Date of birth : 08/08/1991
  • Position : Defender
  • Country : Cameroon Cameroon
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Joel Matip

Joel Matip

Clubs: FC Schalke 04

• Born in Bochum to a Cameroonian father and German mother, Matip came up through the youth ranks at Schalke, having joined the club at the age of nine.

• Enjoyed a memorable Bundesliga debut, scoring the equaliser in a 1-1 draw against FC Bayern München on 7 November 2009.

• Became a regular in the Schalke midfield during the remainder of 2009/10, making a total of 20 Bundesliga appearances and adding two further goals – against 1. FC Köln and Eintracht Frankfurt.

• Opted to represent Cameroon, rather than Germany, at international level, making his debut in a March 2010 friendly against Italy (0-0 in Monaco) – a day after signing a new contract with Schalke. Went on to represent the Indomitable Lions at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, making one appearance, in the opening game against Japan (0-1).

• Played 11 times – scoring in the remarkable 5-2 quarter-final first leg win at FC Internazionale Milano – as the club made the semi-finals of the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Featured 14 times in the Bundesliga the following season, before becoming a virtual ever-present in the 2012/13 campaign, playing 32 of Schalke's 34 league games – scoring three times – as the side finished fourth to qualify for the UEFA Champions League again. 

UEFA honours

Last updated: 10/10/13 17.21CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:05 CET
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundUkraineUkraine0-0CameroonCameroon3500
05.08.2013German DFB CupFirst roundFC NöttingenFC Nöttingen0-2SchalkeSchalke9000
11.08.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-3HamburgHamburg9000
24.08.2013German BundesligaHannoverHannover2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
31.08.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0LeverkusenLeverkusen9000
14.09.2013German BundesligaMainzMainz0-1SchalkeSchalke9000
21.09.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-4BayernBayern9000
25.09.2013German DFB CupSecond roundSV Darmstadt 98SV Darmstadt 981-3SchalkeSchalke9000
28.09.2013German BundesligaHoffenheimHoffenheim3-3SchalkeSchalke9010
26.10.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke1-3DortmundDortmund9000
02.11.2013German BundesligaHerthaHertha0-2SchalkeSchalke9000
09.11.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1BremenBremen9000
23.11.2013German BundesligaEintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt3-3SchalkeSchalke9010
30.11.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-0StuttgartStuttgart9000
03.12.2013German DFB CupThird roundSchalkeSchalke1-3HoffenheimHoffenheim8100
07.12.2013German BundesligaMönchengladbachMönchengladbach2-1SchalkeSchalke9000
15.12.2013German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0FreiburgFreiburg9000
21.12.2013German BundesligaNürnbergNürnberg0-0SchalkeSchalke9000
26.01.2014German BundesligaHamburgHamburg0-3SchalkeSchalke9000
01.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-1WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
09.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0HannoverHannover9000
15.02.2014German BundesligaLeverkusenLeverkusen1-2SchalkeSchalke9000
21.02.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-0MainzMainz9000
01.03.2014German BundesligaBayernBayern5-1SchalkeSchalke9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal5-1CameroonCameroon1800
08.03.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-0HoffenheimHoffenheim9001
14.03.2014German BundesligaAugsburgAugsburg1-2SchalkeSchalke9000
22.03.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke3-1BraunschweigBraunschweig9000
25.03.2014German BundesligaDortmundDortmund0-0SchalkeSchalke9000
28.03.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0HerthaHertha9001
05.04.2014German BundesligaBremenBremen1-1SchalkeSchalke9000
11.04.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke2-0Eintracht FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt9000
20.04.2014German BundesligaStuttgartStuttgart3-1SchalkeSchalke9000
27.04.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke0-1MönchengladbachMönchengladbach9000
03.05.2014German BundesligaFreiburgFreiburg0-2SchalkeSchalke9000
10.05.2014German BundesligaSchalkeSchalke4-1NürnbergNürnberg9010
07.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundCameroonCameroon1-0MoldovaMoldova1900
18.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon0-4CroatiaCroatia9000
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon1-4BrazilBrazil9010

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Joel Matip
  • Position: Defender
  • Date of birth (Age): 08/08/1991 (22)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 32
  • Club: Schalke ( GER)

  • Height: 192cm

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Group stage)
    14/09/10: Lyon 1-0 Schalke

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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