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Makoto Hasebe (長谷部 誠, Hasebe Makoto, born 18 January 1984) is a Japanese football player. He is a defensive midfielder who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt. He played for Japan national team for which he served as captain.

Makoto Hasebe
長谷部 誠
Makoto Hasebe 2018 (cropped).jpg
Hasebe playing for Japan at the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Personal information
Full name Makoto Hasebe[1]
Date of birth (1984-01-18) 18 January 1984 (age 35)
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 Reds 149 (12)
2008–2013 VfL Wolfsburg 135 (5)
2013–2014 1. FC Nürnberg 14 (0)
2014– Eintracht Frankfurt 147 (2)
National team
2006–2018 Japan 114 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:29, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

Club careerEdit

Urawa RedsEdit

After graduating from Fujieda Higashi High School in 2002, he joined Urawa Reds. He became a regular of their first team in the 2003 season. He played mainly as defensive midfielder with Keita Suzuki. 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. The Reds won the championship in the2006 J1 League for the first time in the club history and the first Asian title of the 2007 AFC Champions League.

It was reported in October 2007 that Italian Serie A side A.C. Siena was keen to sign Hasebe the following January.[3]

VfL WolfsburgEdit

 
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.[4] 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.[5]

On 17 September 2011, Hasebe played in goal for the final nine minutes of an away match against 1899 Hoffenheim.[6] 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 NürnbergEdit

On 2 September 2013, Hasebe signed a three-year contract with 1. FC Nürnberg.[7]

Eintracht FrankfurtEdit

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

International careerEdit

Hasebe made his senior national team debut under manager Zico on 11 February 2006, in a friendly match against the USA at AT&T Park in San Francisco.[8] Although he played three matches under Zico,[8] He was not selected for the 2006 World Cup.

After 2006 World Cup, Hasebe was capped for Japan under new manager Ivica Osim soon. Although he played three matches under Osim in 2006, he could not play at all in 2007.[8] Osim suffered a stroke in November 2007 and Takeshi Okada became a new manager in December. In May 2008, Hasebe played for Japan against Ivory Coast for the first time in one and a half a year.[8] After that, he became a regular player and played many matches as defensive midfielder with Yasuhito Endo.

Hasebe 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 captained the team for three World Cup campaigns, until he announced his international retirement after Japan lost 3–2 against Belgium in the Round of 16 of 2018 FIFA World Cup.[9][10] At the 2010 World Cup, Hasebe played all four matches and Japan qualified to the knockout stage.

After the 2010 World Cup, Hasebe also served as a captain under new manager Alberto Zaccheroni. In 2011, Japan won the champions in 2011 Asian Cup. He played all six matches and scored a goal against Syria.[8] From late 2013, Hasebe played as defensive midfielder with Hotaru Yamaguchi instead of Endo. In 2014, he played three matches in the 2014 World Cup.[8] However, Japan was eliminated in the group stage.

In 2015, Hasebe played in the 2015 Asian Cup. Although he played full time in all four matches,[8] Japan was eliminated in the quarter-finals. Due to injuries, he could hardly play in 2017. In 2018, he was in the 2018 World Cup squad. He played all four matches as defensive midfielder with Gaku Shibasaki and Japan qualified to the knockout stage. After the World Cup, he retired from Japan national team. He played 114 games and scored 2 goals for Japan until 2018.[11][12]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 26 October 2019[13]
Club Season League League Cup League Cup Continental1 Other2 Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Urawa Reds 2002 J1 League 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
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
2017–18 24 0 5 0 29 0
2018–19 28 0 1 0 14 0 43 0
2019–20 8 0 1 0 7 0 16 0
Total 147 2 12 0 21 0 184 2
Career total 445 19 41 6 35 5 31 4 3 0 565 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.

InternationalEdit

 
Makoto Hasebe in the game against Ghana in Switzerland in 2009
As of 2 July 2018[8]
Japan
Year Apps Goals
2006 6 0
2007 0 0
2008 10 0
2009 11 1
2010 10 0
2011 15 1
2012 11 0
2013 14 0
2014 6 0
2015 12 0
2016 9 0
2017 2 0
2018 8 0
Total 114 2

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 November 2009 Hong Kong Stadium, Hong Kong   Hong Kong
1–0
4–0
2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification
2. 13 January 2011 Qatar SC Stadium, Doha   Syria
1–0
2–1
2011 AFC Asian Cup

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Siena wants Reds' Hasebe: report". The Japan Times Online. 21 October 2007. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Wolves sign Japanese midfielder". vflwolfsburg.de. 20 January 2008. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Hasebe extends contract with Wolfsburg". Sports.yahoo.com. 29 April 2010. Retrieved 14 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Wolfsburg's Makoto Hasebe becomes first Japanese goalkeeper in the Bundesliga". Goal.com. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
  7. ^ "Hasebe makes Nürnberg switch". Bundesliga.com. 2 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "HASEBE Makoto". jfootball-db.com. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  9. ^ Tan, Gabriel. "Makoto Hasebe follows Honda in Japan retirement". foxsportsasia.com. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  10. ^ "World Cup: Japan captain Makoto Hasebe retires from national team". Kyodo News. 3 July 2018. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  11. ^ Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)
  12. ^ "長谷部 誠 (Makoto Hasebe)". jfootball-db.com (in jp). Retrieved 26 October 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. ^ "Makoto Hasebe". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 April 2011.
  14. ^ "UEFA Europa League Squad of the 2018/19 Season". UEFA.com. 30 May 2019.

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