Makoto Hasebe


Makoto Hasebe
Makoto Hasebe
Makoto Hasebe cropped 2009.jpg
Personal information
Full name Makoto Hasebe
Date of birth 18 January 1984 (1984-01-18) (age 27)
Place of birth Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder/Right Back
Club information
Current club VfL Wolfsburg
Number 13
Youth career
1999–2001 Fujieda Higashi High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Urawa Red Diamonds 149 (12)
2008– VfL Wolfsburg 98 (3)
National team
2006– Japan 49 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2011.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 October 2011

Makoto Hasebe (長谷部 誠 Hasebe Makoto?, born 18 January 1984 in Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan) is a Japanese football player. He is a right-footed midfielder who currently plays for VfL Wolfsburg and is currently the captain of the Japan national football team in the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Club career

Urawa Red Diamonds (2002–2007)

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.[1]

Wolfsburg (2008–)

Wolfsburg 2008-2009

However, he signed for Bundesliga side Wolfsburg becoming the first Japanese player ever to play for the Wolves.[2] In 2009, he became the second Japanese player to win the Bundesliga title after Yasuhiko Okudera.

On 29 April 2010, it was announced that Hasebe extended his contract with Wolfsburg until 2012.[3]

On 17 September 2011, Hasebe played in goal for the final nine minutes of an away match against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Wolfsburg lost the match 3–1, with Hasebe conceding Hoffenheim's third goal on 85 minutes.

International career

Makoto Hasebe in the game against Ghana in Switzerland in 2009

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

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

Club

Statistics accurate as of match played 6 November 2011[4]

Club Season League Cup League Cup Champions League Other* 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 11 2 6 1 51 4
Total 149 12 15 6 35 5 11 2 9 1 219 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 - 6 0 2 0 33 1
2010–11 23 0 1 0 - - - 24 0
2011–12 10 1 1 0 - - - 11 1
Total 98 3 6 0 - 6 0 8 1 118 4
Career total 247 15 21 6 35 5 17 2 17 2 337 30

*Includes other competitive competitions, including the J. League Championship, Japanese Super Cup, A3 Champions Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.

International

As of 1 June 2011
National team Year Apps Goals
Japan
2006 6 0
2008 10 0
2009 11 1
2010 10 0
2011 13 1
Total 50 2

International goals

Scores and results list Japan's goal tally first.

Senior team

# 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

Appearances in major competitions

Team Competition Category Appearances Goals Team Record
Start Sub
 Japan 2007 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 1 1 0 Qualified
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification Senior 9 0 0 Qualified
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualification Senior 2 0 1 Qualified
 Japan 2010 FIFA World Cup Senior 4 0 0 Round of 16
 Japan 2011 AFC Asian Cup Senior 6 0 1 Champions

Awards and honours

Japan

2011
2008, 2009

Club

Urawa Red Diamonds
2007
  • J. League Division 1: 1
2006
  • J. League Division 1 2nd Stage: 1
2004
2005, 2006
2003
2006
VfL Wolfsburg
2008–09

Individual

2004
2004

References

  1. ^ "Siena wants Reds' Hasebe: report". The Japan Times Online. 21 October 2007. http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/sc20071021a2.html. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Wolves sign Japanese midfielder". vflwolfsburg.de. 20 January 2008. http://www.vfl-wolfsburg.de/52383+M5a0b9b58985.html. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hasebe extends contract with Wolfsburg". Sports.yahoo.com. 29 April 2010. http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slug=ap-wolfsburg-hasebe. Retrieved 14 June 2010. 
  4. ^ "Makoto Hasebe". Soccerway. http://uk.soccerway.com/players/makoto-hasebe/5335/. Retrieved 30 April 2011. 

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