Player Details

Name

Christian Makoun

Height

6' 1"

Weight

165 lbs

Date of Birth

3.5.2000 (22)

Birthplace

Valencia, Venezuela

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Centre

Footedness

Left

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

Updated October 24, 2022

CHRISTIAN MAKOUN AT A GLANCE:

  • Left-footed central defender owns 51 MLS appearances between New England (2022),
  • Charlotte FC (2022) and Inter Miami FC (2020-21).
  • Developed at Zamora FC in native Venezuela before totaling 34 senior appearances for the club.
  • Played 21 games for Juventus Primavera while on loan with the Italian club.
  • Capped four times by his native Venezuela, including two starts in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
  • Left-footed player made over 20 appearances for Venezuela’s youth national teams, including two at the 2017 U-20 World Cup en route to a runners-up finish.

MLS CAREER: Venezuelan defender owns 51 MLS appearances between New England (2022), Charlotte FC (2022) and Inter Miami CF (2020-21)…Made 21 total appearances in 2022, including eight for New England after arriving in Foxborough in August…Acquired by New England on August 4, 2022 from Charlotte FC in exchange for $400,000 in 2022 and 2023 General Allocation Money (GAM)…Traded to Charlotte FC on Jan. 10, 2022… Appeared in 13 matches for the club during the regular season and additional two appearances in U.S. Open Cup play…Saw action in 26 matches during second season with Inter Miami, scoring two goals…Made four appearances in 2020, starting twice…Signed in August 2019 as the third player ever rostered by expansion side Inter Miami.

2022 (with Charlotte FC and New England): Traded to Charlotte FC along with the number-nine allocation ranking spot in exchange for the number-one allocation ranking spot on Jan. 10, 2022…Appeared in 13 matches during the regular season and made two additional appearances in U.S. Open Cup play for Charlotte FC…Traded to New England on Aug. 4 in exchange for allocation money…Began training with New England on Aug. 4…(2/27) at DC: Made Charlotte debut in the club’s inaugural match…(8/13) vs. DC: Made Revolution debut with a 12-minute substitute appearance…(8/17) at TOR: Collected first start in a Revolution uniform and played all 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw…(8/20) at MTL: Played 28 minutes as a substitute, marking three consecutive appearances for New England…(8/28) vs. LA: Notched first home start for New England, playing 82 minutes in the 2-1 defeat…Had two shots, one on target, to match season-highs for both…Made two starts for Venezuela in International Friendlies during the FIFA September International Break…(10/1) vs. ATL: Recorded 50th MLS appearance in the 2-1 win…(10/9) at CHI: Played as a substitute in final match of the season.

2021 (with Inter Miami CF): Saw action in 26 matches during his second season, scoring two goals…(5/16) at CIN: Made season debut as a substitute…(9/15) at TOR: Tallied first MLS goal, the game winner, in a 90-minute outing…(10/17) at CLB: Made 25th career MLS appearance…(10/21) vs. TOR: Scored second goal.

2020 (with Inter Miami CF): Signed in August 2019 as the third player rostered by expansion side Inter Miami…Made four appearances during the pandemic-shortened season, including two starts…(3/1) at LAFC: Debuted in the club’s inaugural match with an 11-minute shift off the bench…(10/8) at NY: Returned to action after a long spell out, starting and playing 90 minutes.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Played parts of three seasons with Zamora FC in native Venezuela, making 34 appearances across all competitions with one goal and two assists… Made professional debut with Zamora FC on March 26, 2017, starting and playing all 90 minutes against Deportivo JBL…Spent 2018-19 season on loan with the Juventus Under-23 side, making 21 appearances across all competitions with three goals and an assist…Netted first goal as a professional on October 19, 2018 against Chievo U-19s.

Zamora FC (VEN): Made professional debut with Zamora FC on March 26, 2017, starting and playing all 90 minutes against Deportivo JBL…Saw an additional three league appearances to close the 2017 Primera Division Apertura…Made Copa Libertadores debut on April 20, 2017, starting and playing 90 minutes against C.D. Iquique…Played in five matches during the 2017 Clausura, registering two assists, both in a 3-1 win over Táchira on October 8, 2017…Made seven appearances in the 2018 Apertura…Also featured in two 2018 Copa Sudamericana matches…Played in five of Zamora’s six matches during the 2018 Apertura Playoffs…Returned from year-long loan to Juventus to join Zamora for the 2019 Primera Division Clausura where he made 10 appearances…Scored first goal for the club on September 10, 2019 against Estudiantes.

Juventus FC (ITA): Appeared in 21 matches for Juventus Primavera across all competitions during loan spell in 2018-19…Made debut for Juventus in the Primavera 1 League on September 15, 2018 against Sampdoria…Netted first goal for the club and first as a professional on October 19, 2018 against Chievo U-19s…Also tallied on November 11, 2018 against Sassuolo U-19s…In final game for Juventus, recorded a goal and an assist in a 4-0 win over Napoli U-19s on May 25, 2019…Also made seven appearances in UEFA Youth League action.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER (Venezuela): Capped twice for the Venezuela National Team, making senior international debut on March 25, 2022 in FIFA World Cup Qualifying against Argentina, playing 90 minutes…Also saw 90 minutes on March 30, 2022 against Colombia…Made the bench for seven prior World Cup qualifying matches with Venezuela…Also made the bench for an international friendly against Saudi Arabia on June 9, 2022…Represented Venezuela at the youth international level, making 23 appearances for both the Under-20 and Under-17 sides…Capped 14 times at the U-20 level, scoring three goals and captaining the team on nine occasions…Debuted for the U-20s on May 10, 2017 as a substitute against Italy…Named to Venezuela’s 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup side where he made two appearances, both as a substitute, in knockout round victories over the United States and Uruguay…Scored first goal for the U-20s in a friendly against the USA on September 7, 2018…Also tallied four days later in another friendly against the U.S….Started and played all 810 minutes in Venezuela’s 2019 U-20 South American Championship campaign where he was the team’s captain, scoring a goal on January 30, 2019 against Uruguay…Featured nine times for the Venezuela U-17 side, scoring one goal…Served as the team’s captain and played all 810 minutes in the 2017 CONMEBOL U-17 South American Championship…Tallied first international goal in a 3-2 win over Peru on March 2, 2017.

PERSONAL: Full name is Christian Frederick Bayoi Makoun Reyes…Born in Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela…Son of Christian Makoun, a former professional footballer and Cameroon youth international…Holds Belgian citizenship through his father who played for Cercle Brugge and KFC Rhodienne-Verrewinkel…Developed for eight years in the Zamora Academy, joining the club in 2010 at the age of 10…Represents Venezuela on the international stage.

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