FM 2014 Player Profile – Joel Matip
written by Darren Smith
Role: limited defender
Value: £5 million
Price tag: £11 million (in patch 14.3)
CA: 139 / PA: 155
Joel Matip profile in 2013 (after starting new game, 14.3)
Joel Matip profile aged 28 in the year 2020
Joel Matip career history until 2020
This FM 2014 Player Profile of Joel Matip shows a no nonsense, beastly defender with the potential to play for any club in Europe. Matip is most certainly a limited defender but what he does he does very, very well. During our test save he developed amazing defensive attributes and can cover ground at pace too. The only real weak points are his composure and decision making, but his excellent ability elsewhere can make up for this. He possesses the strength and speed to get back and cover for those otherwise costly mistakes.
Performing week in week out for Schalke, Man Utd and Norwich in our test save helped confirm what we suspected, this kid is an all action CB and a real bargain for £7.5 million.