Joel Matip

Born: August 8, 1991 (age 24)

Height: 6'4" (193cm)

Hometown: Bochum, Germany
Nationality: Cameroon flag Cameroonian

Position: Defender/Midfielder
Team: Schalke 04 (no. 32)
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Career History
Senior2009-Schalke 04
International2010-Cameroon
Sports Mole has 84 articles about Joel Matip. Articles 1 to 40:
Poland's Piotr Zielinski jumps for the ball on June 7, 2013
Piotr Zielinksi confirms talks with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
Piotr Zielinski confirms that he has held talks with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp about signing for the club.
Apr 11, 18:06
Jurgen Klopp ist eine froh Hase after the Premier League game between Crystal Palace and Liverpool on March 6, 2016
Jurgen Klopp refuses to discuss reports Liverpool want to sign Mario Gotze
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp refuses to discuss rumours that the club are interested in signing Bayern Munich midfielder Mario Gotze.
Mar 30, 13:06
Hoffenheim's Niklas Suele celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal against Bayern Munich on November 2, 2013
Report: Liverpool open Niklas Sule talks
Liverpool reportedly enquire about the possibility of bringing 20-year-old centre-back Niklas Sule to the club from Hoffenheim this summer.
Mar 21, 21:04
Joao Carlos Teixeira of Liverpool kicks the ball during the international friendly match between Thai Premier League All Stars and Liverpool FC at Rajamangala Stadium on July 14, 2015 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Fiorentina 'agree deal to sign Joao Teixeira at end of season'
Liverpool midfielder Joao Teixeira reportedly agrees to deal to join Serie A side Fiorentina at the end of the season.
Mar 1, 16:14
Jurgen Klopp watches on during the League Cup final between Liverpool and Manchester City on February 28, 2016
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp planning for next season
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says that the club are already planning for next season.
Mar 1, 14:57
Kolo Toure of Liverpool in action during the international friendly match between Thai Premier League All Stars and Liverpool FC at Rajamangala Stadium on July 14, 2015
Kolo Toure: 'My Liverpool future is not the most important thing'
Kolo Toure says that his future at Liverpool is "not the most important thing" for him, despite his contract expiring at the end of the season.
Feb 23, 12:43
Jurgen Klopp watches on during the game between West Ham and Liverpool on January 2, 2016
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to target new wingers in transfer window
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hints that he will look to buy a winger in the summer transfer window.
Feb 17, 13:34
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Jurgen Klopp hails "top-class" Joel Matip
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp heaps praise on "quality" new signing Joel Matip.
Feb 16, 22:14
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Schalke 04 confirm Joel Matip to Liverpool
Schalke confirm that Joel Matip will join Liverpool at the end of the season.
Feb 15, 13:47
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Report: Schalke 04 defender Joel Matip agrees to join Liverpool on four-year deal
Schalke 04 defender Joel Matip reportedly agrees a four-year deal with Liverpool and will arrive at Anfield in the summer on a free transfer.
Feb 15, 10:25
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Jurgen Klopp quiet on rumours linking Schalke 04's Joel Matip to Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp says that he has "nothing to say" about rumours that Liverpool have agreed to sign Joel Matip from Schalke 04.
Jan 15, 11:11
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Liverpool agree Joel Matip deal?
Liverpool reportedly reach an agreement to sign Schalke 04 defender Joel Matip on a free transfer in the summer.
Jan 14, 11:32
Jurgen Klopp watches on during the game between West Ham and Liverpool on January 2, 2016
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp hints at defensive additions
With his side's current injury problems in mind, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reveals that he is considering signing new defenders during this month's transfer window.
Jan 5, 22:40
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Liverpool target Joel Matip 'rejects new contract'
Liverpool target Joel Matip reportedly rejects the offer of a contract extension with Schalke.
Dec 22, 10:30
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Liverpool step up Joel Matip interest?
Injuries to Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren convince Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to step up his interest in Schalke 04 defender Joel Matip, according to a report.
Dec 21, 23:10
Schalke's Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting celebrates scoring during the UEFA Europa League football match FC Schalke 04 v APOEL FC in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on November 26, 2015
Result: Schalke 04 climb up to fourth with Hoffenheim scalp
Schalke move up to fourth in the table courtesy of a 1-0 victory over struggling Hoffenheim at Veltins Arena.
Dec 18, 21:21
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Liverpool target Joel Matip 'ruled out' of January move
Schalke 04's general manager rules out any January deals for reported Liverpool target Joel Matip.
Dec 18, 15:34
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip (C) and his teammates celebrate after 1-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v Eintracht Frankfurt in Gelsenkirchen, on September 23, 2015
Result: Schalke 04 struggle past Boy Waterman-inspired APOEL
A late strike from Maxim Choupo-Moting gives Schalke 04 a 1-0 win over a Boy Waterman-inspired APOEL in Thursday night's Europa League clash at the Veltins Arena.
Nov 26, 20:01
Bayern Munich's Spanish midfielder Javier Martinez (C, hidden) celebrates with his teammates after scoring the 1-2 during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs FC Bayern Munich in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November
Result: Second-half Bayern Munich rally sinks Schalke 04
Bayern Munich move eight points clear at the top of the Bundesliga after they beat Schalke 04 3-1 away from home.
Nov 21, 19:27
Schalke's defender Dennis Aogo and Dortmund's Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa (R) vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match on February 28, 2015
Team News: Four changes apiece for Borussia Dortmund, Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 make four changes each ahead of Sunday's Ruhr derby at the Signal-Iduna-Park.
Nov 8, 13:52
Gladbach fans wave flags during the UEFA Europa League Group C football match VfL Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Olympique de Marseille in Moenchengladbach, western Germany on October 25, 2012. Moenchengladbach defeated Marseille 2-0. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERS
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach strike twice to down Schalke 04
Borussia Monchengladbach beat Schalke 04 2-0 to advance to the last 16 of the DFB-Pokal.
Oct 28, 21:25
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip (C) and his teammates celebrate after 1-0 during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v Eintracht Frankfurt in Gelsenkirchen, on September 23, 2015
Result: Schalke 04 cruise past Eintracht Frankfurt
Schalke cruise past Eintracht Frankfurt in their Bundesliga encounter, thanks to second-half goals from Joel Matip and Leroy Sane.
Sep 23, 21:15
Stuttgart's forward Daniel Ginczek and Argentinian defender Emiliano Insua vie for the ball with Schalke's midfielder Leon Goretzka during the German first division Bundesliga football match VfB Stuttgart vs FC Schalke 04 in Stuttgart, southern Germany on
Result: Stuttgart remain without a Bundesliga point after Schalke 04 defeat
Stuttgart succumb to a fifth consecutive Bundesliga defeat against Schalke 04, a 1-0 loss in Sunday's match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.
Sep 20, 16:23
Schalke 04's Johannes Geis (L) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrate after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League football match between APOEL and Schalke 04 at the GSP Stadium in the Cypriot capital Nicosia on September 17, 2015
Result: Schalke cruise past APOEL in opener
A Klaas-Jan Huntelaar brace adds to Joel Matip's opener as Schalke cruise past APOEL Nicosia in their Europa League opener.
Sep 17, 22:02
Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal during the German First division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs FC Augsburg in Gelsenkirchen on October 31, 2014
Result: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar earns Schalke 04 victory over Mainz 05
A second-half strike from Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is enough to edge Schalke 04 past Mainz 05 in their Bundesliga clash.
Sep 13, 18:27
Bremen's goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald shoves Schalke's Dutch striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar after conceding an own goal on August 15, 2015
Result: Clinical Schalke 04 beat Werder Bremen
Schalke 04 cruise to a 3-0 victory over Werder Bremen in Andre Breitenreiter's first Bundesliga game in charge.
Aug 15, 16:26
Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip vies for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 vs Hamburger SV in the German city of Gelsenkirchen on August 11, 2013
Newcastle United 'close in on £10m-rated Joel Matip'
A report claims that Steve McClaren is closing in on his first signing as Newcastle United boss, with Schalke 04's Joel Matip expected to join in a £10m deal.
Jun 22, 15:41
Derby County's English manager Steve McClaren stands on the sideline during the English Championship Play Off final football match between Derby County and Queens Park Rangers at Wembley Stadium in London on May 24, 2014
Steve McClaren hopeful of new beginning at Newcastle United
Newcastle United boss Steve McClaren believes that his arrival at the club can be a new beginning for the Magpies following their struggles last season.
Jun 21, 20:57
Aymen Abdennour runs with the ball during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on September 28, 2013
Report: Newcastle United line up Aymen Abdennour, Joel Matip bids
A report suggests that Newcastle United are preparing offers to sign Monaco's Aymen Abdennour and Schalke 04's Joel Matip this summer in a bid to improve their defence.
Jun 21, 02:56
Mainz' defender Stefan Bell celebrate scoring the 1-0 goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FSV Mainz 05 v FC Schalke 04 in Mainz, Germany, on April 24, 2015
Result: Stefan Bell goals hand Mainz 05 win over Schalke 04
Two first-half goals from Stefan Bell give Mainz 05 a 2-0 win over Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga.
Apr 24, 21:22
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Half-Time Report: Stefan Bell brace gives Mainz 05 lead over Schalke 04
Stefan Bell scores two goals in three minutes to give Mainz 05 a 2-0 half-time lead over Schalke 04.
Apr 24, 20:18
Augsburg's Brazil midfielder Caiuby and Schalke's Cameroon striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Augsburg vs FC Schalke 04 in Augsburg, southern Germany, on April 5, 2015
Result: Schalke 04 lose ground in top-four race with Augsburg stalemate
Schalke lose ground in the race for Champions League qualification after being held to a goalless draw by Augsburg in the Bundesliga.
Apr 5, 16:22
Leverkusen's forward Karim Bellarabi and Leverkusen's Swiss forward Josip Drmic celebrate after a goal during the German first division Bundesliga football match Bayer 04 Leverkusen v VfB Stuttgart in Leverkusen, Germany, on March 13, 2015
Result: Bayer Leverkusen edge past Schalke 04
Karim Bellarabi gives Bayer Leverkusen victory over Schalke to boost their hopes of a Champions League place.
Mar 21, 19:27
Hertha Berlin's Aenis Ben-Hatira celebrates after scoring against Eintracht Frankfurt on August 10, 2013
Result: Joel Matip grabs Schalke 04 last-gasp point away at Hertha Berlin
Schalke earn a last-gasp 2-2 draw with Hertha Berlin thanks to a last-minute equaliser from Joel Matip at the Olympiastadion Berlin.
Mar 14, 16:30
Sami Khedira for Real Madrid on October 29, 2014
Team News: Sami Khedira starts for Real Madrid against Schalke 04
Sami Khedira is back in the Real Madrid starting lineup for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Schalke.
Mar 10, 18:48
Real Madrid's Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti (R) and Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Marcelo celebrate after Marcelo scored during the last sixteen, first-leg UEFA Champions League match against Schalke on February 18, 2015
Match Analysis: Schalke 0-2 Real Madrid
Sports Mole dissects the 90 minutes of action as Real Madrid beat Schalke 2-0 in the first leg of their last-16 Champions League clash in Germany.
Feb 18, 22:18
Schalke's midfielder Kevin Prince Boateng celebrates after they scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match FC Schalke 04 v Borussia Moenchengladbach in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on February 6, 2015
Result: Tranquillo Barnetta hands Schalke 04 slender win over Borussia Monchengladbach
Schalke 04 grab a slender 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, thanks to an early first-half goal from Tranquillo Barnetta.
Feb 6, 21:33
Bayern Munich's French defender Mehdi Benatia plays the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match between FC Bayern Munich vs Manchester City at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany, on September 17, 2014
Team News: Two changes for Bayern Munich against Schalke 04
Bayern Munich make two changes for their Bundesliga clash at home to Schalke 04.
Feb 3, 18:07
Schalke's Cameroonian forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Sporting Clube de Portugal vs FC Schalke 04 at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon on November 5, 2014.
Team News: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting starts for Schalke 04
Schalke starts with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in attack for their Champions League clash with Maribor.
Dec 10, 19:36
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates scoring opening goal with team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge on November 22, 2014
Preview: Schalke 04 vs. Chelsea
Sports Mole previews Chelsea's Champions League trip to Germany to face Roberto di Matteo's Schalke 04.
Nov 23, 17:21
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Bayern Munich31263274146081
2Borussia DortmundDortmund31235375304574
3Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen31166950351554
4Hertha Berlin31147104038249
5Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach301431359471245
6Mainz 0530136114239345
7Schalke 04Schalke31136124346-345
8FC Koln311010113640-440
9FC Ingolstadt 04FC Ingolstadt 04311010112935-640
10Wolfsburg31109124243-139
11Hamburger SV31107143744-737
12Augsburg3199134048-836
13SV Darmstadt 9831811123548-1335
14Hoffenheim30810123545-1034
15Stuttgart3196164663-1733
16Werder Bremen3187164363-2031
17Eintracht FrankfurtFrankfurt3069152949-2027
18Hannover3164212856-2822