Matz Willy E. Sels, a.k.a Matz Sels, is a Belgian international footballer who is currently signed as a goalkeeper to Anderlecht on loan from New Castel United.
A native of Lint, Belgium, Matz Sels was born on 26th of February 1992. His star sign is Pisces. By nationality, he is a Belgian, and he is of Caucasian.
Sels has a keen interest in playing football since his childhood, thus, got involved in the sport. He began his youth career for Kontich. Further, he switched to Lierse SK at his seven.
Presently, Sels is signed on loan to Anderlecht where he gets paid $46,626 as his weekly salary i.e., $2.4 million per annum. His current market value is recorded at $7.58 million.
Apart from his club career, Sels adds a tremendous sum to his bank account through salary from national team, sponsorship, and endorsements.
As of 2018, Sel’s exact figure of net worth is under review.
Following various youth system at Lierse, Sels was promoted up to the main squad in 2010. In the summer of 2012, he established himself as the first choice keeper over there, after the departure of Eiji Kawashima.
On 29th July 2012, Sels saved a penalty against Gent in his first game in the first division, on 29th July 2012.
At the start of the 2013-14 season, Sels was offered a new contract, but after he denied the deal, he was demoted to the reserve team.
In the fall of 2013, Sels joined Gent. On 14th January 2014, he made his debut for Kent against K.V. Kortrijk, in the quarterfinals of the Belgian Cup. He led the Gent to the next round after penalties: with the game ending 1-1 on aggregate.
Furthermore, Sels played a vital role in helping Gent to kissed victory in the 2014-15 Belgian Pro League, the first-ever national championship in their club history. This success permitted Gent to qualify for the 2015-16 UEFA Championship League.
On Sels’ Championship League debut, he saved a penalty by Alexandre Lacazette, leading his side to secure a 1-1 draw with Olympique Lyonnais.
On 13th January 2016, Sels was named “Best Goalkeeper of Belgium 2015”.
On 29th June 2016, Sels signed to New Castle United, agreeing on a five-year deal for a reported transfer fee of $8.65 million. On August 5, he made his debut for Newcastle United against Fulham in the Championship. From 20th August to 13th September, Sels kept a run of four clean sheets.
On 24th September, he came under considerable fire from his club side fans for allowing a late equalizer from Aaron Tshibola at Aston Villa. Despite getting the endorsement from Rafa Benitez during the week, he lost his position in the lineup to Karl Darlow against Norwich City, which also received noteworthy media coverage in his native Belgium.
On 22nd June 2017, Sels joined Anderlecht, signing a season-long loan deal.
In October 2015, Matz Sels earned called up to the Belgium national team for Euro 2016 against Andorra and Israel. On 27th March, he was again called but this time in the Roberto Martinez Belgian team for the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Brussels.
Standing six-feet-two-inches tall, Matz Sels is a private person. He doesn’t talk much about his love life; nonetheless, on 8th May 2017, he shared a beautiful picture with a lady via his official Instagram account with a lovey dobby caption.
Analyzing his Instagram, it comes to know that, he is in a relationship with his girlfriend since 2016. However, he has not disclosed any information about her, not even her name.