Jean Makoun

  • Date of birth : 29/05/1983
  • Position : Midfield
  • Country : Cameroon Cameroon
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Jean Makoun

Jean Makoun

Clubs: LOSC Lille Métropole, Olympique Lyonnais, Aston Villa FC

• Born in Yaounde, Cameroon, Makoun is the son of former Cameroonian international Jean Makoun, and spent his junior career in his homeland; made first contact with Lille in 1999, aged 16, but had to wait two years for work permit clearance to join the club.

• Made his Ligue 1 debut in November 2002 against SC Bastia and became a first-team regular in 2003/04, making 32 league appearances and scoring his first goal on the opening day of the campaign – in a 1-0 home win against champions Lyon.

• The central midfielder racked up 165 Ligue 1 appearances in six seasons for Lille plus 16 in the UEFA Champions League, half of them in 2006/07 when his team reached the first knockout round before falling to Manchester United FC.

• Made his debut for Cameroon in 2003 and his major tournament bow at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, at which he was present again in 2006, 2008 (where Cameroon finished runners-up) and 2010. Makoun also played in all three group matches of Cameroon's disappointing 2010 FIFA World Cup campaign.

• Joined Lyon in June 2008, taking the No17 shirt in memory of his late compatriot Marc-Vivien Foé, and scored on his Ligue 1 debut for the club – in a 3-0 win against Toulouse FC.

• Soon established himself as a regular, starting all eight UEFA Champions League games in 2008/09 and appeared in all but one match (the quarter-final second leg) of Lyon's run to the 2009/10 UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

• Signed for Aston Villa in January 2011 for €7.1m on a three-and-a-half year contract.

Last updated: 19/01/11 16.17CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
14.11.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundAlbaniaAlbania0-0CameroonCameroon7800
10.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-1ReimsReims9000
17.08.2013French Ligue 1NiceNice2-1RennesRennes9000
24.08.2013French Ligue 1ÉvianÉvian1-2RennesRennes9000
31.08.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0LOSCLOSC8000
21.09.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-0AjaccioAjaccio9002
29.09.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3NantesNantes7900
05.10.2013French Ligue 1GuingampGuingamp2-0RennesRennes6300
26.10.2013French Ligue 1ToulouseToulouse0-5RennesRennes9001
29.10.2013French League CupThird roundRennesRennes2-1NancyNancy7500
02.11.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1MarseilleMarseille9000
09.11.2013French Ligue 1BastiaBastia1-0RennesRennes9000
23.11.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1BordeauxBordeaux9000
04.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes3-1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne9000
07.12.2013French Ligue 1LorientLorient2-0RennesRennes9000
14.12.2013French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-3ParisParis9000
21.12.2013French Ligue 1SochauxSochaux2-1RennesRennes9000
11.01.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0NiceNice9000
18.01.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-0ÉvianÉvian9000
24.01.2014French Ligue 1LOSCLOSC1-1RennesRennes9000
02.02.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-0LyonLyon9000
12.02.2014French CupEleventh roundAuxerreAuxerre0-1RennesRennes9000
15.02.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-2MontpellierMontpellier9000
23.02.2014French Ligue 1NantesNantes0-3RennesRennes9000
01.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-2GuingampGuingamp9000
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundPortugalPortugal5-1CameroonCameroon7200
08.03.2014French Ligue 1ValenciennesValenciennes2-1RennesRennes7700
15.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes2-3ToulouseToulouse9000
22.03.2014French Ligue 1MarseilleMarseille0-1RennesRennes7800
27.03.2014French CupQuarter-finalsRennesRennes2-0LOSCLOSC7200
30.03.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes3-0BastiaBastia9010
05.04.2014French Ligue 1BordeauxBordeaux2-2RennesRennes8101
12.04.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes0-1MonacoMonaco7400
15.04.2014French CupSemi-finalsRennesRennes3-2AngersAngers9010
18.04.2014French Ligue 1St-ÉtienneSt-Étienne0-0RennesRennes5200
26.04.2014French Ligue 1RennesRennes1-1LorientLorient6700
03.05.2014French CupFinalRennesRennes0-2GuingampGuingamp6800
23.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageCameroonCameroon1-4BrazilBrazil900

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General info

  • Name: Jean Makoun
  • Position: Midfield
  • Date of birth (Age): 29/05/1983 (30)
  • Country: Cameroon
  • Squad number: 15
  • Club: Rennes ( FRA)

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 69kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Intertoto Cup (Third round)
    24/07/04: Dinamo Minsk 2-2 LOSC

Career statistics

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
UEFA Intertoto Cup
Last updated: 24/06/2014 01:06 CET
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