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Top Facts About Nemanja Matic, Premier League Player of the Year

Sun 23 May 2021 | 7:30

Nemanja Matic is a Serbian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder for Premier League club Manchester United. During his time at Benfica, he changed his position from attacking midfielder to defensive midfielder. Find out the top facts about Nemanja Matic in this article.

Matic has a unique style of play. His combative technics along with his intelligence and vision on the pitch has turned him into a tough opponent to go up against. Over the years Matic worked hard to earn him place. You might want to consider Nemanja Matic road to fame. We will also give you details about

Nemanja Matic transfer market stats

.

Aside from the footballer’s career details, we will fill you in with notable events about Nemanja Matic personal life. He is a married man and fell in love with the beautiful Aleksandra Pavic. Nemanja Matic wife shares a tight bond with her husband and they have three kids together. We will tell you all about

Nemanja Matic children

as well. But first, the story begins with Nemanja Matic childhood.

Top Facts About Nemanja Matic You Might Not Know

As a child Matic started his career at Vrelo football club. At the time the coach was his own father. He laid his influence to give his first son a chance to become a professional footballer. Over the years Matic worked hard to make his way to the top and mark the acme of success. Find out the top facts about Nemanja Matic in the following.

Nemanja Matic Childhood and Early Life

Let’s start with

Nemanja Matic childhood

. He was born on 1 August 1988, in Šabac, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia. Matic was born and raised by Serbian parents named Dragan Matic and Biljana Matic. He also has a younger brother named Uros Matic, who is also a professional football player. He plays as a Midfielder for Azerbaijani side Qarabağ FK. Matic described growing up in Serbia: “I grew up in a small village with only one-and-a-half thousand people. It was good, good for me and I enjoyed that time with my friends. We were playing football most of the time and it was really nice.”

As a child Matic dreamed of one day becoming a professional footballer. Nemanja Matic parents supported him to fulfill his dream. Nemanja Matic age was five when he started playing for Vrelo football club. Matic stated about his early days: “My father was my coach when I was seven or eight years old. It was difficult for me because he always wanted me to do better and better. If I scored two or three goals sometimes in a game, he said it was still not good enough! So there were hard times for me!” Learn more top facts about Nemanja Matic in the following.

Nemanja Matic Early Career

In an interview the footballer further explained about his early career: “I played in Red Star for four years and then Partizan for one-and-a-half years. I spent some nice times there. Partizan and Red Star are two of the best clubs in Serbia and I learned a lot there. I really enjoyed the experience spent at both of them.”

Matic started his senior career at Kolubara, before signing for Slovak club Kosice in 2007.

Nemanja Matic parents

encouraged him to work hard and make his way to the top. Based on Nemanja Matic stats he made 70 appearances and scored 4 goals for Kosice. While living in the country, he also received Slovak citizenship. Find out more top facts about Nemanja Matic in the following.

Nemanja Matic joined Chelsea

Based on Nemanja Matic transfer market stats on 18 August 2009, the footballer signed a four-year contract worth nearly £2 million with

Chelsea

. He was given the number 24 jersey. However, he couldn’t make his debut immediately due to the injury he picked up at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. On September 2009, he sat on the bench for Chelsea's League Cup match over Queens Park Rangers but he didn’t take part in the 1-0 win.

He made his premier league debut for the club on 21 November replacing Florent Malouda in the 69th minute in a 4–0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. According to

Nemanja Matic stats

during his first season at the club he attended three games. On 23 August 2010, the footballer transferred to Eredivisie club Vitesse on a one-year loan, together with teammates Slobodan Rajkovic and Matej Delac.

Nemanja Matic Joined Benfica 

On 31 January 2011, the footballer agreed to join Portuguese club Benfica in the summer of 2011, as part of a deal for Chelsea to sign Brazilian centre-back

David Luiz

. Matic went on and played under the supervision of Benfica manager Jorge Jesus but this time he shifted from a playmaker into a defensive midfielder. On 14 April 2012, Matic took part in the 2012 Taça da Liga Final over Gil Vicente, where he won his first trophy with the Lisbon-based club. On 13 January 2013, the footballer scored the first goal of the team in a 2-2 draw with O Classico rivals Porto.

Matic The Three-Time Winner of Liga Player of the Year Award

During the 2012–13 Primeira Liga campaign when

Nemanja Matic age

was 24 he turned out to be an important member of the team as Benfica aimed to win the club's first league championship since 2010. In a game against Porto, both sides didn’t lose in league play however a stoppage-time winner from substitute Kelvin gave Porto a 2–1 win.

On 4 July 2013, Matic was named Primeira Liga Player of the Year after winning the title three times over, during the season. In the 2013–14 season, the footballer played half of the season featuring in 22 games with three goals. He helped the team to win the Primeira Liga and Taça de Portugal. On 13 January 2014, Matic placed second in the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award. More top facts about Nemanja Matic are in the way.

Matic Return to Chelsea

On 15 January 2014, the footballer was reunited with Chelsea for more than £20 million on a five-and-a-half-year contract. Over the years Nemanja Matic salary grew with his career. Four days after his contract he made his second debut for the club replacing Willian in a 3–1 victory over

Manchester United

. On 3 February, he made his first Premier League start in Chelsea's fixture away at championship rivals Manchester City.

Later he was named man of the match by Sky Sports as Chelsea ended City's unbeaten run at the City of Manchester Stadium with a 1–0 victory. On 30 August 2014, he managed to score his first Premier League goal in a 6-3 victory at Everton. After a month the footballer scored the only goal as Chelsea won at Sporting CP in the group stage of the Champions League. On 5 November in the same game he scored the only goal of the team as the game ended with a 1-1 draw. Learn more

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in the following.

Matic The Midfielder in The PFA Team of the Year

In another 1-1 draw over Burnley on 21 February 2015, he was given his first red card at the club as he pushed over Ashley Barnes following a high tackle by him, which resulted in the bending of Matic’s shin. Later he appealed and the ban was shortened to two games, including the League Cup Final. On 26 April 2015, he was named as one of four midfielders in the PFA Team of the Year along with teammate

Eden Hazard

. Four other Chelsea players were included in the selection.

On 12 September 2015, Matic aimed for the net and scored his first goal of Premier League season over Everton. However, Chelsea was defeated 3-1. On 24 October 2015, he was sent off for receiving two yellow card in the first half of Chelsea’s 2–1 defeat at West Ham United. Most of 2016–17 Premier League season Matic featured as a central midfielder. He scored the 4th goal in a 4-2 Cup semi-final victory against Tottenham Hotspur on 22 April 2017. On 8 May 2017, he scored his first ever goal at Stamford Bridge, in a 3–0 win against Middlesbrough. Learn more

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in the following.

Nemanja Matic Joined Manchester Untied

On 30 July 2017, a picture was leaked of Nemanja Matic wearing a Manchester United training kit with the number 31. Later there were rumors that Matic was about to sign a contract with the former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. The next day Mourinho confirmed the news and based on Nemanja Matic transfer market stats he officially joined Manchester United. He signed a three-year contract worth £40 million. Along with his tactics

Nemanja Matic net worth

grew as well. Matic debuted for Manchester United in a friendly game over Sampdoria, finishing in a 2–1 victory against the Italian side.

In an interview with Manchester United’s official website. Matic stated: “I always liked United especially when Nemanja Vidic was playing here. He is from Serbia, he lives not far from my house in West Serbia, so we always supported him. When I got the opportunity to come here I wanted to play for United, for probably the biggest club in England and one of the best clubs in the world. We can say maybe

Real Madrid

, Manchester United and maybe Bayern. For me that’s the three biggest clubs in the world.”

Matic Scored Man United Goal of the Season

The footballer made his league debut on 13 August 2017, in a 4-0 victory against West Ham United at Old Trafford, in which he was named Man of the Match. The footballer scored his first goals on 5 March 2018, in a 3-2 victory against

Crystal Palace

after being 2–0 down. Later the goal was voted Man United goal of the season.

When asked about Matic in an interview Mourinho said: “I can’t say any word about a player that is a Chelsea player, it’s difficult... He is a Chelsea player and we have to respect the club and manager and owner. We don’t have our door closed. We are not happy with just Lukaku and [Victor] Lindelof, we need more. We wanted four so I would say 50 per cent of the job is done.” Based on Nemanja Matic stats so far he featured in 156 games. Stay tuned for more

top facts about Nemanja Matic

.

Nemanja Matic Co-Owns His Childhood Club

The footballer didn’t forget Vrelo football club the club he began playing in his early days. In an interview he stated: “I try to help my club, from my town where I grew up. I like to help young players. I try to make them better and ensure they have better conditions on the pitch than I had when I started to play. I enjoy doing that. I think they can improve more [with better pitches] because if, one day, they play at a high level, they have to know what to expect. So it’s very important for them.”

 He further explained about his team winning the championship: “We won the championship three times in a row! Promotion! We made the club three years ago so, every year, we’ve been first. We’ve had 80 games and only lost one game, with a couple of draws. All the other games were wins so now my club is in the Fourth Division, like League Two in England.” Find out facts about

Nemanja Matic personal life

in the following.

Nemanja Matic Wife and Kids

As they say behind every successful man, there is a woman.

Nemanja Matic wife

is the stunning Aleksandra Pavic. During his first spell at Chelsea, he met her and they started dating. Matic stated: “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade Aleksandra to marry me.” According to the facts about Nemanja Matic personal life the couple got married secretly back in 2010. The stunning beauty is widely followed on Instagram and she posts stylish photos of herself.

More than 30k people follow her and keep up with her posts. Aleksandra supports her man through every up and down. The couple share a strong bond and Aleksandra gave birth to Nemanja Matic children as well. The couple is blessed with three kids: Filip, Tea, and Anika. Matic is a caring father and spends a lot of time with his kids. Find out facts about Nemanja Matic salary and earnings in the following.

Nemanja Matic Net Worth and Earnings

Over the years the footballer worked hard to earn his place. His agility along with tactical awareness has made his attacking teammates to flourish. Before he joined Manchester United, he had a tackle success rate of 75% in 123 Premier League appearances, a higher rate than N'Golo Kante, Ander Herrera, Fernandinho and Jordan Henderson.

Nemanja Matic salary

is estimated to be more than 6 million Pound per year.

In an interview, Jose Mourinho stated about Matic, “At this moment, he is a giant, not for his size but for the way he plays.” He managed to amass a fortune over the years. Aside from his professional career in football he also makes endorsements for various brands. In June 2020, he posted a stylish photo on his Instagram and captioned: “Thank you @dolcegabbana,” And he promoted the brand. Nemanja Matic net worth is estimated to be 30 Million Pound. Matic market value is 30 Million Pound as well.

Nemanja Matic Social Media Accounts

Now let’s get into the details of

Nemanja Matic social media accounts

. The defensive midfielder is widely followed on Instagram. Nearly 2 million fans follow his Instagram account. Recently he posted a photo while training and captioned: “Training hard and getting ready for the last few games of the season.” He also posts photos of his family. On his son’s birthday he posted a family picture and stated: “We love you big boy. Happy birthday.”

The footballer is signed up by the username of

@nemanjamatic

on Instagram. As for other Nemanja Matic social media accounts the footballer is available by the username of

@NemanjaMatic

with nearly 300k followers on Twitter. So far he has tweeted 34 times on this platform. As for Facebook he is signed up by the username of

@nemanjamaticsrb

with nearly 300k followers. Hope you got all the information you were looking for.

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source: SportMob