Marvin Matip

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Marvin Matip
Personal information
Full name Marvin Job Matip
Date of birth (1985-09-25) 25 September 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Bochum, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Centre back
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt
Number 34
Youth career
1992–1994 SC Weitmar 45
1994–2004 VfL Bochum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 VfL Bochum II 33 (3)
2004–2005 VfL Bochum 1 (0)
2005–2006 1. FC Köln II 3 (1)
2005–2010 1. FC Köln 87 (1)
2010 Karlsruher SC (loan) 13 (1)
2010– FC Ingolstadt 249 (10)
National team
2004–2007 Germany U21 22 (1)
2013– Cameroon 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:59, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Marvin Matip (born 25 September 1985) is a professional footballer who plays for FC Ingolstadt, as a centre back.

Born in Germany, he represents Cameroon at international level.


Club career

Born in Bochum, Matip began his career with VfL Bochum, but moved to 1. FC Köln in 2005. On 1 February 2010, he was loaned to Karlsruher SC.[1]

International career

Matip represented German youth sides at Under 19 and Under-21 level in competitions including the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, but was called up to the Cameroon national side in 2007 after announcing his desire to represent Cameroon.[2] However, his career with Cameroon was delayed after the correct paperwork was not filed with FIFA in time.[3] He made his international debut with Les Lions Indomptables in a friendly match against Ukraine on 2 June 2013.[4]

Personal life

Matip was born to a Cameroonian father and a German mother, and as such is eligible to represent either nation.[5]

His father Jean is a former footballer and his brother Joël Matip currently plays for Liverpool. He is also the cousin of Joseph-Désiré Job.[6]


  1. ^ Alexander Haubrichs and Markus Krücken (1 February 2010). "Sturm-Juwel Ionita im Anflug, Matip geht" (in German). Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Musa, Tansa (May 17, 2007). "Soccer-Cologne's Marvin Matip called up to Cameroon squad". Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cameroon blunder over Matip". BBC. 20 May 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  4. ^ "Stolz wie Oskar: Marvin Matip unterwegs mit Kamerun!" (in German). FC Ingolstadt 04. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Hughes, Ian (Nov 28, 2013). "Tunisia's play-off appeal rejected". BBC Sport. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Joel Matip". SkySports. Feb 14, 2010. Retrieved Feb 25, 2015. 

External links

  • Marvin MatipFIFA competition record
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  • Marvin Matip at (in German)
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