Nemanja Matic is a world renowned footballer. A favorite and hero for thousands of fans in his native Serbia. Twice footballer of the year at home, winner of a large number of trophies. Since 2017, he has been a key defensive player at the famous English club Manchester United.
The future footballer was born on the first day of August 1988 in the small Serbian town of Sabac. The key moment in the fate of little Nemanja was the fact that his father was the coach of the local football academy "Vrelo" and saw a football player in his son. Matic Jr. began attending a sports school under the strict guidance of his father at the age of five.
Two years later, his father took Nemanja for a screening at the academy of the Serbian football club Radnichki. He spent three years in the team, working hard and constantly progressing, he attracted the attention of the scouts of the famous "Red Star". Since 2000, he moved to the academy of the Serbian grandee, where he studied for four years. The next stage in Matic's life was Partizan.
Matic signed his first professional contract with the football club Kolubara. He first entered the field as a professional player at the age of 16, played 14 matches in the first season and scored one goal. From the next season, Nemanja Matic became a key player in the team and appeared on the field in almost every match. In 2007 he moved to the Slovak club "Kosice", in which two years later he won the first trophy in his career - together with the team, he won the Slovak Cup in 2009.
With his professional development, Matic began to attract the attention of European grandees. In 2009, the English grand Chelsea FC signed a four-year contract with a promising footballer. A lot of competition and a high level of the team did not allow to play fully for the main team. Having played just three matches in his debut season, Matic went to the Dutch club Vitesse on loan. The season has definitely paid off: Matic has “run back” almost every match for the club from the Netherlands, and at the end of his loan was sold to Portuguese “Benfica”. There he continued to gain experience and became one of the main players on the team. At Benfica, Matic won the Portuguese League Cup in 2012.
In 2014, the second purchase of Chelsea took place, and Matic again became an "aristocrat", but thanks to the experience gained at Vitesse and Benfica, he showed a decent level almost from the first games and became the main player of the English club. In four seasons, he played more than 150 matches and hit the opponent's goal seven times.
In the summer of 2017, Matic signed a contract with another famous English grandee of FC Manchester United, where he continues to this day. Nemanja plays as a defensive midfielder - in fact, the athlete is the liaison of the whole team and contributes to almost every match.
Nemanja Matic is married to Alexandra Pavic. The wedding was played in secret in 2010. In marriage, they had a son.