Date of Birth: 13th September 1984
Place of birth: Benin Republic
Nationality: Benin (Swedish Passport EU)
Country of residence: Stockholm,Sweden
Alternative Position: Attacking Midfielder/Right Winger
Present Club: Ope IF,Sweden
Contract Till: 30th June 2008
Marital status: Single
Best Leg: Both Legs
Shirt Nr: 12
Spoken Languages: English & Swedish
Category: Junior International
National Caps: Benin U-23 Team Vs Tunisia U-23 (2007)
1993-1994:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Academy)
1994-1995:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Academy)
1995-1996:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Academy)
1996-1997:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Academy)
1997-1998:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Academy)
1998-1999:IFK Viksjö,Sweden (Youth Team)
1999-2000:IFK Viksjö,Sweden (Youth Team)
2000-2001:IFK Viksjö,Sweden (Youth Team)
2001-2002:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Senior Team)
2002-2003:FC Järfälla,Sweden (Senior Team)
2006-2007:Ope IF,Sweden (On Loan)
GAMES AND GOALS:
73games 29oals (1993-1998)
44games 9goals (1998-2001)
32games 4goals (2001-2003)
11games 2gaols (2003-2004)
5games 0goal (2006-2007)
12games 5goals (2006-2007)
AIK Allsvenskan (1months Training Camp) (2003)
Enköping SK (3months Training Camp) (2003)
HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENT
2007: Team Best Player Award
2006: MVP Award (Edgware FC)
2005: Finalist of Gothia Cup "International Youth Football Tournament"
2004: Top scorer in the Ryman Football League in England
2003: Won the Swedish Football College Championship
2001: Top scorer in the Team (IFK Viksjö)
2001: The Finalist in the Youth Football Tournament "St. Erikscupen Cup"
2000: Summer Tournament Champions with IFK Viksjö (Semi Professional Team) involving teams from England, Holland,USA and Australia.
2000: Won the High School Championship ( IFK Viksjö)
1998: Won the High School Championship (IFK Viksjö)
1997: League and Cup Winners ( FC Järfälla)
1993: Won the U-12 Football Championship (FC Järfälla)
1993: Joined the school Team
Culled from Professional Recommendations:
Matinou is a great team player with skill and speed as his greatest assets. He is a player who always gives a 100% effort in every game he plays.
I am sure he will be a player to look out for in the future' .
"Club Manager of Brent Football Academy,London"
Strengths: Matinou finished as top scorer in division 3 with 19goals
(29 League games).He have also been the club's (FC Järfälla) top scorer.
He is a quick, skilful player who can also play anywhere in midfield, especially in the wide/wing positions. He has scored quite a number of goals in every team with good assists too. He is a very energetic player who does a lot of 'off the ball' work in every position.Matinou has been linked with many big clubs monitoring him and AIK and Malmö FF are top on the list!