Joel Matip

Birth Day September 8th, 1991
Birth Place Bochum, Germany
Age 32 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Leo

Joel Matip Biography

A Cameroonian professional footballer, Job Joel Andre Matip is professionally known as Joel Matip who plays as a center-back for Premier League club, Liverpool. He became a member of the Cameroonian national team in 2010. He started his professional career with Schalke 04 in 2009 and was part of their teams that won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup in 2011. Joel has represented Cameroon at the international level and played for them at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cups of 2010 and 2014. Matip has recently returned to the Liverpool squad and has been given a starting spot for their Premier League clash against Burnley. Scroll down to read Joel's Full Biography, Wiki, Age, Facts, Net Worth, Personal Life, Family, Life Story, Race, & more.

Famous For 

  • Being a Cameroonian professional footballer.
  • For playing as a center-back for Premier League club Liverpool.

Joel Matip, a professional footballer

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Joel Matip Early Life 

Joel Matip took birth on 8th August 1991 with the real name or full name of Job Joel Andre Matip in Bochum, Germany (birth nation/hometown). He holds Cameroonian nationality and Camerooniani-black ethnicity. Similarly, he is from the Christianity religion and his race is black. He happily celebrates his birthday on the 8th of August of every year and he has celebrated his 29th birthday as of 2020. As his birthdate, his star sign is Leo. He is the son of Jean Matip (father), a former Cameroonian footballer, and Eva-Maria Matip (mother). He has two siblings, a brother, Marvin Matip, and a sister, Rebecca Matip. He attended the Gesamtschule Berger Feld.

Joel Matip Career

  • Joel Matip kicks off his football career with SC Weitmar 45 before joining VfL Bochum in 1997 whereas he was was scouted by Schalke 04 in July 2000  after three years in VfL Bochum's youth teams.

Schalke 04

  • Joel made his debut on 17th October 2009 in a Regionalliga West match against 1. FC Saarbrücken as well as he made his Bundesliga debut for Schalke on 7th November 2009 against Bayern Munich however he signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Schalke 04 on 2nd March 2010.
  • Schalke announced in January 2012 that Matip signed a two-year contract extension running until June 2016 as he scored both goals as Schalke recorded an important 2-1 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf, securing the club's second win in 12 games on 23rd February 2013.


  • Matip announced signing a four-year pre-contract agreement to join Liverpool on a free transfer on 15th February 2015 where he made his debut for Liverpool on 23rd August 2016 against Burton Albion in the League Cup in a 5-0 win for the Reds and also scored his first goal for the club in a 4-2 Premier League win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 29th October. He was voted as Standard Chartered Player of the Month for his performances in November.
  • He was withdrawn from the fixture against Manchester United on 15th January 2017 although he was considered as a key player to improving Liverpool's defense, which had received extreme criticism prior to the season, during the 2016-2017 season.
  • Matip scored his first goal of the 2017-2018 season, scoring in a 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on 4th November however he scored an own goal in a 2-3 home defeat to West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the FA Cup on 27th January 2018.
  • As well, he assisted Divock Origi's goal in the 87th minute of the 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, which saw Liverpool defeat Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 to win the title on 1st June 2019 and scored Liverpool's goal in the 2019 FA Community Shield on 4th August of the following year.
  • He then scored his first Premier League goal of the season, opening the scoring in a 3-1 home win over Arsenal on 24th August 2019 as he has signed a contract renewal until 2024 on 18th October 2019.
  • His first injury occurred in a Premier League match on 20th October 2019 against rivals Manchester United although he returned in late January 2020, making just one league start before the season's suspension due to COVID-19. He was injured again on 21st June 2020 in a Merseyside derby against Everton, with the club later revealing he would not be able to feature for the rest of the season.
  • Joel Matip has recently returned to the Liverpool squad and has been given a starting spot for their Premier League clash against Burnley. It means the champions have one center-back on a show for Burnley's visit, having had to use Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in that slot during their last two Premier League matches.
  • As recent news, Matip has resumed full training alongside his teammates at the AXA Training Centre having been absent since the draw with West Bromwich Albion on 27th December due to an adductor injury

International career

  • Joel Matip was called upon 23rd December 2009 by Cameroon for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations but he later declined to take part in the tournament whereas he opted to play his international football for Cameroon on 2nd March 2010.
  • He then made his first appearance in the match against Italy and went on to play in the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Cameroon as well as he was part of the Cameroon squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup where he played twice and scored against the host team Brazil, the team's only goal of the tournament.
  • Also, he was selected for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations but rejected the call-up in January 2017 but it was later revealed that Matip retired from the national team when he was still at Schalke. He subsequently missed a Premier League tie against Manchester United and an FA Cup third-round match against Plymouth Argyle as Cameroon won the tournament.
  • He subsequently missed a Premier League tie against Manchester United and an FA Cup third-round match against Plymouth Argyle without his presence, Cameroon won the tournament.
  • He cited his reason for his retirement was his unhappiness with the national team set up and his bad experience with the coaching staff.

Joel Matip Honors and Achievements 

Schalke 04

  • DFB-Pokal: 2010-2011
  • DFL-Supercup: 2011


  • Premier League: 2019-2020
  • UEFA Champions League: 2018-2019
  • UEFA Super Cup: 2019


  • PFA Player of the Month: September 2019 
  • CAF Team of the Year: 2019

Joel Matip Personal Life

Reflecting on Joel Matip's personal life, he is a married guy. He got married, a week after Liverpool lifted the Premier League trophy. Joel's now-wife Larissa Stollenwerk shared a photo of herself in a wedding dress to Instagram today. The Centre Back has been with Larissa for at least three years and the pair have now tied the knot. The pair's relationship is exceptional till now and hopes it will remain as same as in the future too. Furthermore, talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Joel Matip with his wife, Larissa Stollenwerk

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Joel Matip Net Worth 

Moving towards Joel Matip's net worth, he has a worth of around 15 million euros (13.1 million pounds) as of 2021. Matip signed a 5 year / - contract with the Liverpool F.C., including an annual average salary of around millions of pounds per year. In 2020, Matip earned a base salary of 5,200,000 pounds, while carrying a cap hit of 5,200,000 pounds. He has earned a handsome amount of money from his career as his major source of income is from his football career.

Joel Matip Body Measurement 

Joel Matip is a handsome and adaptable footballer who stands at a tall height of 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) with a balanced weight of around 90 kg. He has been suffered from numerous injurious while attending a game. His ethnic background is probably one of the reasons for his bold and extremely attractive personality. Matip is very accomplished with the ball at his feet and is elegant in possession. He has black hair and dark brown eyes color as his body build type is athletic.

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