Mapuata Cédric Makiadi (born 23 February 1984) is a Congolese former professional footballer who played as a midfielder. Makiadi spent most of his career in Germany, playing senior football for VfL Wolfsburg, MSV Duisburg, SC Freiburg and Werder Bremen, and concluded his career spending one season at Turkish club Çaykur Rizespor from 2015 to 2016. At international level, he earned 22 caps scoring 2 goals with the DR Congo national team.
Makiadi taking a corner for VfL Wolfsburg in 2007
|Full name||Mapuata Cédric Makiadi|
|Date of birth||23 February 1984|
|Place of birth||Kinshasa, Zaire|
|Height||1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|2004–2008||VfL Wolfsburg II||36||(8)|
|2008–2009||→ MSV Duisburg (loan)||33||(16)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Early and personal lifeEdit
Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, Makiadi moved to Germany at the age of eight and also holds German citizenship. His father, Richard Mapuata N'Kiambi, and two brothers, Fabrice and Matondo, are also footballers.
In summer 2013, Makiadi joined Werder Bremen. On 27 August 2015, Werder Bremen announced Makiadi's departure for Çaykur Rizespor on a free transfer. He left the club at the end of the season before retiring.
Makiadi rejected a call up from the DR Congo national team for the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, before declaring his national allegiance in February 2007. Makiadi made his international debut later that same year. In December 2014, he was named in the 29-man provisional squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
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- Cédric Makiadi at WorldFootball.net
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- Cédric Makiadi at National-Football-Teams.com
- Cédric Makiadi at Soccerway
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