Makoto Hasebe

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Makoto Hasebe
Makoto Hasebe cropped 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Makoto Hasebe[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 33)
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 87 (2)
National team
2006–[3] Japan 104 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 March 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 November 2016

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.

Career stats[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 May 2017 [9]
Club Season League League Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Red Diamonds 2002 J. League Division 1 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 Bundesliga 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 Bundesliga 14 0 - 14 0
Total 14 0 - 14 0
Eintracht Frankfurt 2014–15 Bundesliga 33 0 2 0 35 0
2015–16 32 1 4 0 36 1
2016–17 22 1 3 0 25 1
Total 87 2 9 0 96 2
Career total 385 19 34 6 35 5 31 4 3 0 477 34

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 24 December 2015.[3]
Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Honours[edit]

Japan[edit]

Club[edit]

Urawa Red Diamonds
VfL Wolfsburg

Individual[edit]

See also[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