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Jean Makoun
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Personal information
Full name Jean II Makoun
Date of birth May 29, 1983 (1983-05-29) (age 26)
Place of birth Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Playing position Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current club Lyon
Number 17
Youth career
1997-1999 Cotonsport Garoua
2000 Jeunesse Star
2001 Tonnerre Yaoundé
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2008 Lille 0164 000(9)
2008– Lyon 0046 000(7)
National team
2003– Cameroon 0037 000(7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 October 2009

Jean II Makoun (born 29 May 1983) is a Cameroonian football player who plays for Olympique Lyonnais as a dynamic midfielder.[1]

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Career

Makoun began his career in his native Cameroon at Cotonsport Garoua, where he was part of the team's youth setup. Following this, he spent time at other Cameroonian sides Jeunesse Star and Tonnerre Yaoundé, before moving to France, to join Ligue 1 side OSC Lille.

Makoun became a firm fixture in the Lille side, making more than 150 appearances for the side in the league, and playing UEFA Champions League football. His performances attracted interest from clubs around Europe, including English Premier League sides Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, as well as Serie A giants Juventus, and French outfits AS Monaco, Olympique de Marseille, and Olympique Lyonnais.[2]

On 16 June 2008, Makoun signed with seven time French champions Olympique Lyonnais on a four year contract.[3] The fee is worth 14 million euros with Lille set to receive another million euros based on incentives.[3] Makoun wears the number 17 kit, which was retired in 2003 after the death of Cameroonian midfielder Marc-Vivien Foé.[4] Makoun, also from Cameroon and a native of Yaoundé, stated on wearing the number: "In memory of Marc, for me and for the whole Cameroon, this will be for something."

International career

He was part of the Cameroonian 2004 African Nations Cup team, who finished top of their group in the first round of competition, before failing to secure qualification for the semi-finals. Makoun also participated in the 2006 African Nations Cup and 2008 African Nations Cup.[5]

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Jean Makoun
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Personal information
Full name Jean II Makoun
Date of birth 29 May 1983 (1983-05-29) (age 27)
Place of birth    Yaoundé, Cameroon
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club Olympique Lyonnais
Number 17
Senior clubs
Years Club
2001-2008
2008-
Lille
Olympique Lyonnais
National team
2003- Cameroon

Jean Makoun (born 29 May 1983) is a Cameroonian football player. He plays for Olympique Lyonnais and Cameroon national team.

Club career statistics

[1]

Club Performance League
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals
FranceLeague
2001/02LilleDivision 100
2002/03Ligue 1100
2003/04321
2004/05330
2005/06315
2006/07331
2007/08262
2008/09Olympique LyonnaisLigue 1356
2009/10
CountryFrance 20015
Total 20015

International career statistics

Cameroon national team
YearAppsGoals
200310
200470
200540
200670
200740
2008101
200982
2010
Total413

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