Makoto Hasebe

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Makoto Hasebe
長谷部誠
Makoto Hasebe cropped 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Makoto Hasebe[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eintracht Frankfurt
Number 20
Youth career
1999–2001 Fujieda Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Urawa Red Diamonds 149 (12)
2008–2013 VfL Wolfsburg 135 (5)
2013–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 14 (0)
2014– Eintracht Frankfurt 15 (0)
National team
2006–[3] Japan 87 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 December 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 January 2015

Makoto Hasebe (長谷部 誠 Hasebe Makoto?, born 18 January 1984) is a Japanese footballer. He is a defensive midfielder who plays for Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and is the captain of the Japan national football team.

Club career[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds[edit]

After graduating from Fujieda Higashi High School in 2002, he joined Urawa Red Diamonds. He became a regular of their first team in the 2003 season. In 2004, he was honoured with the J. League Cup New Hero Award and selected as a member of J. League team of the year. He was also the Urawa Fans' Player of the Year that season.

It was reported in October 2007 that Italian Serie A side A.C. Siena was keen to sign Hasebe the following January.[4]

VfL Wolfsburg[edit]

Hasebe before a Wolfsburg game in 2008

However, he signed for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg becoming the first Japanese player ever to play for the Wolves.[5] In 2009, he became the second Japanese player to win the Bundesliga title.

On 29 April 2010, it was announced that Hasebe extended his contract with Wolfsburg until 2012.[6]

On 17 September 2011, Hasebe played in goal for the final nine minutes of an away match against 1899 Hoffenheim.[7] Wolfsburg lost the match 3–1, with Hasebe conceding Hoffenheim's third goal on 85 minutes. On 3 December 2011, he played his 100th Bundesliga match against 1. FSV Mainz 05.

1. FC Nürnberg[edit]

On 2 September 2013, Hasebe signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Nürnberg.[8]

Eintracht Frankfurt[edit]

On 1 July 2014, Hasebe signed a two-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt.

International career[edit]

Hasebe made his senior national team debut on 11 February 2006, in a friendly match against the USA at AT&T Park in San Francisco.[3]

He was the onfield captain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, as Yoshikatsu Kawaguchi was the reserve third string goalkeeper, and was captain in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.

He scored one goal against Brazil in friendly match on August 2011

Career stats[edit]

Club[edit]

Statistics accurate as of match played 20 December 2014.[9]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Red Diamonds 2002 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2003 28 2 1 1 9 1 38 4
2004 27 5 4 2 8 2 2 0 41 9
2005 31 2 5 2 9 2 45 6
2006 32 2 4 1 6 0 1 0 43 3
2007 31 1 1 0 2 0 17 3 51 4
Total 149 12 15 6 35 5 17 3 3 0 219 26
VfL Wolfsburg 2007–08 16 1 1 0 17 1
2008–09 25 0 2 0 6 1 33 1
2009–10 24 1 1 0 8 0 33 1
2010–11 23 0 1 0 24 0
2011–12 23 1 1 0 24 1
2012–13 23 2 4 0 27 2
2013–14 1 0 - 1 0
Total 135 5 10 0 14 1 159 6
1. FC Nürnberg 2013–14 14 0 - 14 0
Total 14 0 - 14 0
Eintracht Frankfurt 2014–15 30 0 2 0 32 0
Total 30 0 2 0 32 0
Career total 328 17 27 6 35 5 31 4 3 0 424 32

1Includes AFC Champions League, A3 Champions Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.

2Includes J. League Championship and Japanese Super Cup.

International[edit]

Makoto Hasebe in the game against Ghana in Switzerland in 2009
As of 12 January 2015.[3]
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Japan[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds
VfL Wolfsburg

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010: List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 4 June 2010. p. 16. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Team Squad". jfa.or.jp. Japan Football Association. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "HASEBE Makoto". Japan National Football Team Database. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Siena wants Reds' Hasebe: report". The Japan Times Online. 21 October 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  5. ^ "Wolves sign Japanese midfielder". vflwolfsburg.de. 20 January 2008. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  6. ^ "Hasebe extends contract with Wolfsburg". Sports.yahoo.com. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  7. ^ "Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe becomes first Japanese goalkeeper in the Bundesliga". Goal.com. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hasebe makes Nürnberg switch". Bundesliga.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Makoto Hasebe". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Japan captain
2010–present
Incumbent