Norwich City Under-16s
goalkeeper Remi Matthews signed a contract with City for him to
become an academy scholar in the summer of 2010. He made his debut
for the Under-18s during the early part of the 2009/10 season.
He has great shot-stopping ability and has been with the Club
since the age of ten.
Remi joined Wroxham on loan at the beginning of November 2012,
making his debut in the 3-1 away win at Ilford in the Ryman League
Division One North. He also spent time on loan at Leiston during
On 13th May 2014, Matthews signed a new two year professional
contract with Norwich.
On 27th November 2014, Matthews was loaned to Burton Albion for
a month following an injury to goalkeeper Chris Weale (on loan
to Burton from Yeovil). He returned to Norwich without making
a first team appearance for Burton but returned there on loan
on 6th July 2015, signing until January 2016. He made his Burton
debut against Scunthorpe on 8th August 2015, winning 2-1. He made a total of six appearances for the Brewers.
On 24th March 2016, he joined struggling League One side Doncaster Rovers on loan until the end of the 2015/16 season. He made his debut the following day against Colchester conceding four goals. He played nine times for Doncaster.
After signing a new two year contract with Norwich in July 2016, Remi was loaned to Scottish side Hamilton Academical for the 2016/17 season. He made 27 appearances.
After an impressive 2017 pre-season, Remi was playing for the Under-23s at the start of the 2017/18 season. However he signed for Plymouth on an emergency loan on 20th October 2017 becoming Argyle's fifth keeper of the season after Kyle Letheren hurt his thigh at Blackburn on Tuesday 17th October.Luke McCormick and Robbert te Loeke were also injured and youth team keeper Michael Cooper made his debut at Blackburn. Matthews made his debit at AFC Wimbledon keeping a clean sheet as Plymouth won 1-0. He made seven appearances in which he conceded six goals and kept four clean sheets before injuring his ankle against Portsmouth in late November. In December, Plymouth indicated that they were confident on re-signing Matthews on loan for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. He returned on loan to Plymouth on 29th December 2017 for the remainder of the 2017/18 season. He finished the season with 27 appearances for Argyle.
He was hoping to be City's first choice for the 2018/19 season but his form pre-season caused Daniel Farke concerns and he brought in Tim Krul as his number one. Matthews then joined Bolton on loan on 12th August 2018 until January 2019 with view to a permanent move in the January transfer window. He made his Bolton debut in the 2-1 defeat to Leeds in the League Cup on 14th August 2018.
He returned to Norwich in January 2019 when a transfer embargo stopped Bolton signing any players. When this was lifted (by Bolton paying back loans to the PFA), they signed Matthews on a permanent basis as well as extending Gary O'Neill's contract until the end of the season.