Marvin Matip

Marvin Matip
Personal information
Full name Marvin Job Matip
Date of birth (1985-09-25) 25 September 1985
Place of birth Bochum, West Germany
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Ingolstadt 04
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)
2010Karlsruher SC (loan) 13 (1)
2010– FC Ingolstadt 04 166 (8)
National team
2004–2007 Germany U-21 22 (1)
2013– Cameroon 3 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:52, 20 December 2015 (UTC).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:59, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Marvin Matip (born 25 September 1985) is a German-born Cameroonian footballer who plays for FC Ingolstadt 04, as a midfielder.


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). 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.
  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.
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