Joël Matip

Cameroonian association football player
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Job Joël André Matip (born 8 August 1991) is a German-born professional footballer. He plays for Premier League club Liverpool and the Cameroon national team. He plays as a centre back.

Joël Matip
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Matip with Schalke 04 in January 2015
Personal information
Full name Job Joël André Matip
Date of birth (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 29)
Place of birth Bochum, Germany
Height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
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)
2009–2016 Schalke 04 194 (17)
2016– Liverpool 78 (4)
National team
2010–2015 Cameroon 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2019



Matip was born in Bochum, North Rhine-Westphalia. He started his professional career with Schalke 04 in 2009. He was part of the Schalke side that won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup in 2011. He made 258 competitive appearances and scored 23 goals for Schalke before moving to Liverpool on a free transfer in 2016. He won the UEFA Champions League with Liverpool, playing the full 90 minutes in the final in 2019. In the same game, he also assisted Divock Origi's goal in the 87th minute that saw Liverpool defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2–0.[2]


Matip was born and raised in Germany but chose to represent his father's birth country, Cameroon, at international level. He played for them at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cups of 2010 and 2014. He chose not to play for Cameroon at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.[3]


Schalke 04



  1. "Joel Matip". Premier League. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. McNulty, Phil (1 June 2019). "Tottenham Hotspur 0–2 Liverpool". BBC Sport. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. "Africa Cup of Nations: Liverpool's Joel Matip among seven to snub tournament". BBC Sport. 11 June 2019.

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