2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Tomoaki MAKINO

Age
32
Height
182.0 cm
Date of Birth 11 May 1987
International Caps
33
International Goals
4

An experienced and reliable central defender, Tomoaki Makino was a semi-regular figure during Japan’s Russia 2018 qualifying campaign. He failed to figure during qualifiers in 2017, but played and scored in what was coach Vahid Halilhodzic’s last match in charge in March.

A veteran of the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup, and also qualifiers for Brazil 2014, the 31-year-old will be desperate to get on the field in Russia for his FIFA World Cup™ debut. Aside from two largely unsuccessful seasons at Koln, Makino has spent his career at hometown side Sanfrecce Hiroshima, and more recently J.League heavyweights Urawa Red Diamonds.