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Nemanja Matić

Facts About Nemanja Matić

Celebrated Name Nemanja Matić
Age 33 Years
Nick Name The Beast
Birth Name Nemanja Matić
Birth Date 1988-08-01
Gender Male
Profession Football Player
Nationality Serbian and Slovak
Birth Nation Serbia
Place Of Birth Sabac, SFR Yugoslavia
Horoscope Leo
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Career Start 1993
Awards 2012-13 LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year, 2014, 2015 Serbian Footballer of the Year, etc.
Father Dragon Matić
Mother Biljana Matić
Brothers Uros
Marital Status Married
Wife Aleksandra Pavić
Children Three
Height 6 ft. 4 inches
Weight 83kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth €35 Million
Salary £6.2 Million
Current Team Manchester United
Position Defensive midfielder
Jersey Number 31
Links Twitter Instagram

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Nemanja Matić is a Serbian professional football player who plays for Premier League club Manchester United as a defensive midfielder. He has previously played for Kolubara, Kosice, Chelsea, Vitesse (loan), and Benfica. Starting his career as an attacking midfielder, he shifted to a defensive midfielder during his spell at Benfica. He is known for his consistent performances on the pitch and his combative style of play.

On the international level, he has represented Serbia at various age levels. He has represented Serbia at U21 and the senior level. He made his senior international team debut for Serbia on 14 December 2008. He was part of Serbia's squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. On 28 August 2020, the Football Association of Serbia announced that he had retired from international football: he made 48 appearances and scored two goals for Serbia.

What is Nemanja Matić famous for?

  • Being a Serbia professional football player. 
  • For playing as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United.


Where is Nemanja Matić from?

Nemanja Matić was born on 1 August 1988. His birthplace is Sabac, SFR Yugoslavia. He holds both Serbian and Slovak nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, his religion is Christianity and as per his birth date, his zodiac sign is Leo. He is of partial Macedonian descent as his maternal grandfather is from Volkovija. His father’s name is Dragon Matić, and his mother’s name is Biljana Matić who both were athletes. He grew up alongside his brother, Uros is also a professional football player, playing for Abha Club, a team in Saudi Arabia. Since childhood, he was interested in football. 

Nemanja Matić Club Career

  • At the age of 5, he started playing football for the youth team of FK Vrelo from the eponymous village, coached by his own father in 1993.
  • He then played for the youth team of Obrenovac 1905, Red Star Belgrade, Partizan, and Jedinstvo Ub. 
  • In 2005, he joined Kolubara and began his senior career at the club. 
  • In 2007, he signed for Slovakian club Kosice where made 70 appearances for the club and scored 4 goals in all competitions.
  • On 18 August 2009, he signed for Chelsea from Kosice for a fee of around £1.5 million on a four-year contract deal. He was given the number 24 shirt by Chelsea but was not able to make his debut immediately due to the injury he picked up at the 2009 UEFA European U21 Football Championship. He made his Premier League debut for the club on 21 November 2009 in a 4-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers, coming on as a substitute for Florent Malouda as Chelsea won the FA Cup that season.   
  • On 23 August 2010, he joined to Eredivisie club Vitesse on a one-year loan where he made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 1 July 2011, he joined Portuguese club Benfica as part of a deal for Chelsea to sign Brazilian centre-back David Luiz. He made his debut for the club on 3 August 2011 in a 1-1 draw against Trabzonspor in the 3rd round 2nd leg for the UEFA Champions League Qualifying. On 14 January 2012, he scored his first goal for the club in a 4-1 win against Vitoria Setubal. On 14 April 2012, he started for the club in a 2-1 win against Gil Vicente in the 2012 Taca da Liga Final where he won his first trophy with the Lisbon-based club. In his first season, he made 30 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions as Benfica won the Taca da Liga that season.
  • In January 2013, he was awarded a contract extension lasting until 2018, with the buyout clause set at €45 million. On 15 May 2013, he faced former employers Chelsea in the Europa League final in Amsterdam but was on the losing side as Benfica fell to a 2-1 defeat, courtesy of a last-minute Branislav Ivanovic header. On 4 July 2013, he was named Primeira Liga Player of the Year after having won the monthly award three times over the course of the season. During his 2012-13 season, he made 46 appearances for the club, scoring 5 goals and providing 1 assist in all the competitions.
  • During his 2013-14 season, he played half of the season, with 22 matches and 3 goals in all the competitions as he helped Benfica to win the Primeira Liga and Taca de Portugal. On 13 January 2014, he placed second in the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award. 
  • On 15 January 2014, he rejoined Chelsea for a fee of £21 million (€25M, on a five-and-a-half-year contract. He made his second debut for the club on 19 January 2014 in a 3-1 win against Manchester United. On 3 February 2014, he made his first Premier League start in a 1-0 away win against Manchester City as he was named man of the match by Sky Sports and Chelsea ended City's unbeaten run at the City of Manchester Stadium. During his 2013-14 season, he made 19 appearances for the club, providing 4 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 30 August 2014, he scored his first goal for the club in a 6-3 win against Everton. On 21 February 2015, he was given a straight red card in Chelsea's 1-1 home draw against Burnley for pushing over Ashley Barnes following a high tackle by him, which resulted in the bending of his shin. On appeal, his suspension was shortened to two matches, including the League Cup Final. During his 2014-15 season, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists in all the competitions as Chelsea won the Premier League that season. Additionally, he was named as one of four midfielders in the PFA Team of the Year, alongside teammate Eden Hazard and four more Chelsea players were included in the selection.
  • On 12 September 2015, he scored his first goal of the 2015-16 season in a 3-1 loss against Everton. On 24 October 2015, he was sent off for two yellow cards in the first half of Chelsea's 2-1 loss against West Ham United. During that season, he made 43 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions. 
  • For the majority of the 2016-17 Premier League season, he played as a central midfielder in a 3-4-3 formation. On 22 April 2017, he scored the 4th goal in Chelsea's 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win over Tottenham Hotspur. On 8 May 2017, he scored his first-ever goal at Stamford Bridge in a 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough. During his 2016-17 season, he made 40 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 8 assists in all the competitions as Chelsea won the Premier League that season. 
  • On 31 July 2017, he signed for fellow club Manchester United on a three-year contract with an option for an extra year, for a fee reported to be in the region of £40 million. He was given the number 31 shirt by Manchester United vacated by Bastian Schweinsteiger the previous March. He made his league debut for the club on 13 August 2017 in a 4-0 win over West Ham United at Old Trafford in which he was named Man of the Match. On 5 March 2018, he scored his first goal for the club with a half-volley in a 3-2 comeback win over Crystal Palace after being 2-0 down. The goal was later voted Manchester United goal of the season. In his first season, he made 49 appearances for the club, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in all the competitions. 
  • On 26 December 2018, he scored his first goal of the season and his second for Manchester United in a 3-1 win over Huddersfield Town. During his 2018-19 season, he made 38 appearances for the club, scoring once in all the competitions.
  • During his 2019-20 season, he made 34 appearances for the club, scoring once and providing 3 assists in all the competitions.
  • On 6 July 2020, he signed a new three-year contract with the club, securing his future until 2023. During his 2020-21 season, he made 36 appearances for the club, providing 1 assist in all the competitions.


Nemanja Matić International Career

  • He has represented Serbia at various age levels. 
  • He has represented Serbia at U21 and the senior level. 
  • He made his debut for the Serbia U21 team on 11 October 2008 in a 1-0 win against Denmark U21.
  • After three matches and two goals for the Serbia U21 squad, he was called up to the Serbian senior squad.  
  • He made his senior international team debut for Serbia on 14 December 2008 in a 1-0 friendly loss against Poland.
  • In 2009, he played in the Cyprus International Football Tournament where Serbia made it to the final.
  • He then took part in the 2009 UEFA Euro U21 Championship where he played 85 minutes in the first group match against Italy in a 0-0 draw. He, however, injured himself after contact with Italian forward Sebastian Giovinco. He broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and was forced to undergo surgery.
  • In December 2012, he announced he would not play for the Serbian national team while Sinisa Mihajlovic was the coach. The reason he gave for this decision is that he felt he was not given the right opportunity by the coach not playing a single minute in his last five call-ups.
  • On 6 September 2013, he returned to his national team for a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Croatia, being sent off in the 75th minute.
  • On 29 March 2015, he scored his first international goal for Serbia in a 2-1 loss against Portugal at Estadio da Luz in a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying. 
  • In June 2018, he was selected in the Serbian squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup where he played all three group stage matches as Serbia was knocked out from the group stage. 
  • On 10 September 2019, he earned his final cap for Serbia in a 3-1 win against Luxembourg in a UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying. 
  • On 28 August 2020, the Football Association of Serbia announced that he had retired from international football: he made 48 appearances and scored two goals for Serbia.

Honors

  • Won the 2008-09 Slovak Cup with Kosice.
  • Won the 2009-10 FA Cup with Chelsea.
  • Won the 2014-15, 2016-17 Premier League with Chelsea.
  • Won the 2011-12 Taca da Liga with Benfica. 
  • Won the 2013-14 Primeira Liga with Benfica.

Awards

  • Won the 2012-13 LPFP Primeira Liga Player of the Year.
  • Won 2014, 2015 Serbian Footballer of the Year.
  • Won the 2017-18 Manchester United Goal of the Season: (vs. Crystal Palace, 5 March 2018)

How much is Nemanja Matić's salary?

He is a very successful footballer and his major source of earnings is from his football career. In August 2009, he signed for Chelsea from Kosice for a fee of around £1.5 million on a four-year contract deal. In January 2014, he rejoined Chelsea for a fee of £21 million (€25M, on a five-and-a-half-year contract. In July 2017, he signed for fellow club Manchester United on a three-year contract with an option for an extra year, for a fee reported to be in the region of £40 million. The net worth of Nemanja Matić as of 2022 is believed to have €35 million where he received £6.2 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. His market value is around €6 million. With these massive earnings, he is living a luxurious lifestyle.  

Who is Nemanja Matić married to?

Looking at his personal life, he is a married guy. He got married to his beautiful girlfriend, Aleksandra Pavić in 2010. The couple tied the knot in a secret wedding ceremony 10 years ago, as they have celebrated their anniversary on February 29. However, they have known each other from their teenage years, when he played for Kosice. The couple is blessed with three children: the oldest child, a son named Filip Matić born on 18 February 2011, the second child, a daughter named Tea Matić born on 22 May 2014, and the third child, a daughter Anika Matić born on 14 January 2019. He has an intimate relationship with his wife and children where they are living their life happily together. 


How tall is Nemanja Matić?

Nemanja Matić stands at a height of 1.94m i.e. 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 83kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. His eye color is hazel and his hair color is brown. His sexual orientation is straight. His other body measurement such as chest size, biceps size, and waist size is still got to get revealed yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.  

Did You Know?

  • He started playing football at the age of 5.
  • He is of partial Macedonian descent as his maternal grandfather is from Volkovija.
  • His brother, Uros is also a professional football player, playing for Abha Club, a team in Saudi Arabia. Since childhood, he was interested in football.
  • On 28 August 2020, the Football Association of Serbia announced that he had retired from international football: he made 48 appearances and scored two goals for Serbia.
  • He wears shirt number 31 for Manchester United.