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Jean II Makoun
Jean II Makoun
Jean II Makoun
Full Name: Jean Makoun
Date of Birth:May 29, 1983 (Age 32)
Place of Birth:Yaoundé
Height:173 cm.
Weight:69 Kg.
Squad Number:17
Ligue 1 : Jean II Makoun (Olympique Lyonnais)
Jean II Makoun is already much more than a star in his country; he is a legend in the making. Not necessarily the most athletic of players, not the fastest runner nor the most technically skilled, he seems to be the smartest player on any pitch he enters.

With a tireless work ethic that may cause him more trouble than good (Jean II Makoun has had the same coach since 2002 and has been the most used player every year since 2004, Claude Puel stating that his name was the first one he put on the teamsheet), Jean II Makoun is an example wherever he’s been and one of the most respected players in France and the Continent.  

His constant work in the midfield has recently evolved to that of a playmaker both with club and country. With Juninho gone at Lyon and Achille Emana seeing less playing time, Makoun is organizing and taking attacking initiative more often. He scored a career-high 9 goals last season and is already at four this season. His presence in South Africa, bar injury, is not even a question.   

Did you know?

Jean II Makoun wears the #17 jersey number at Lyon to pay homage to the last player who did so at Lyon, Cameroonian legend Marc-Vivien Foe, who died on the Stade Gerland pitch during a Cameroon game at the 2003 Confederations Cup.