Hasebe sets Japanese record for Bundesliga appearances

Soccer Mar 6, 2017

Hasebe sets Japanese record for Bundesliga appearances

Makoto Hasebe rewrote a record for the most Bundesliga appearances by a Japanese player when he took the pitch for his 235th match in Eintracht Frankfurt's 2-1 loss to Freiburg at home on Sunday. The 33-year-old midfielder went one better than Yasuhiko Okudera who held ...

Soccer / World Cup Nov 21, 2014

Okudera, Sawa inducted into AFC Hall of Fame

Homare Sawa, who served as Nadeshiko Japan captain when it won the 2011 Women's World Cup, and Yasuhiko Okudera, who became the first Japanese to play pro soccer in Europe, were among the first 10 players to be inducted into the Asian Football Confederation's ...