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 35)
Place of birth Bochum, West Germany
Position(s) Centre back
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)
2010Karlsruher SC (loan) 13 (1)
2010–2019 FC Ingolstadt 263 (11)
National team
2004–2007 Germany U21 22 (1)
2013–2016 Cameroon 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Marvin Matip (born 25 September 1985) is a retired footballer. Born in Germany, he represented Cameroon at international level.


Club career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Matip was born to a Cameroonian father and a German mother, and as such was 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Musa, Tansa (17 May 2007). "Soccer-Cologne's Marvin Matip called up to Cameroon squad". Retrieved 25 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Cameroon blunder over Matip". BBC. 20 May 2007. Retrieved 3 March 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Stolz wie Oskar: Marvin Matip unterwegs mit Kamerun!" (in German). FC Ingolstadt 04. Archived from the original on 10 March 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Hughes, Ian (28 November 2013). "Tunisia's play-off appeal rejected". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Joel Matip". SkySports. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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