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Makoto Hasebe

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Squad number: 17
  • Date of birth: 18 January, 1984 (26 years old)
  • Height: 5'10" (177cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
4 Makoto Hasebe
1|1 Makoto Hasebe
0 As substitute
16|19 Total Japan
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total Japan
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Makoto Hasebe
0 Makoto Hasebe
4 Total Japan
2 Total Japan
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
5|5 Makoto Hasebe
0|0 Makoto Hasebe
55|89 Total Japan
7|0 Total Japan
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

Japan games played

  1. Japan 1-0 Cameroon
    Monday, 14 June Match report
  2. Netherlands 1-0 Japan
    Saturday, 19 June Match report
  3. Denmark 1-3 Japan
    Thursday, 24 June Match report
  4. Paraguay 0-0 Japan
    Tuesday, 29 June Match report

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A solid all-rounder who is likely to start in the centre of Japan’s midfield, Hasebe is praised for his tireless running and dribbling abilities and has improved his defensive game since moving to Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in 2007, helping the club win the league title in 2009.

Although he made his Japan debut in early 2006, he failed to make the cut for Zico’s World Cup squad.

Hasebe made his professional debut for Urawa Reds in 2003 and in his five seasons with the club won the Asian Champions League (2007), the league title (2006), two Emperor’s Cups (2005, 2006) and the J-League Cup (2003).

In 2007 he moved to Europe with Wolfsburg (65 league appearances, two goals) and has just been rewarded with a new two-year deal, possibly in a bid to ward off rumoured interest from the Premier League. His idol is Liverpool and England star Steven Gerrard.

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