Maya Yoshida

Birth Day August 24th, 1988
Birth Place Nagasaki
Age 33 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Virgo

About Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida is a Japanese professional football player who plays for Serie A club Sampdoria and captains the Japan national team as a centre-back. He started playing football at Nanling FC in his second year at elementary school. In 2001, he joined the youth team of Nagoya Grampus and began his career at the club. After spending five years at Nagoya Grampus Youth Academy, he was promoted to the first team in the 2007 season and signed his first professional contract with the club. After spending months on the substitute bench, he finally made his debut for the club on 3 May 2007. At Nagoya Grampus, he made 101 appearances for the club, scoring 11 goals in all the competitions. On 1 January 2010, he joined VVV-Venlo, signing a three-year contract with the club for an undisclosed fee. At VVV-Venlo, he played for two seasons for the club where he made 63 appearances and scored 5 goals in all the competitions. On 30 August 2012, he joined the newly-promoted Premier League side Southampton on a three-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £3 million and went on to spend seven years at the club. During his career at Southampton, he was loaned out to Sampdoria until the end of the 2019-20 season. Following his impressive performances in his loan spell, on 1 September 2020, Sampdoria permanently signed him from Southampton on a free transfer. 


On the international level, Yoshida has represented Japan at various age levels. He has represented Japan at U23 and the senior level. In April 2008, he received a call-up for Japan U23 national team and was part of the Japan squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic finals. He was part of the Japan U23 squad from 2008 to 2012. He made his senior international team debut for Japan on 6 January 2010. He has represented Japan at one edition of the Olympic Games (in 2008), two consecutive FIFA World Cups (2014 and 2018), three consecutive Asian Cups (in 2011, 2015, and 2019), and one Confederations Cup (in 2013). He was part of the Japan squad that reached the final of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Since his debut, he has obtained over 110 caps and scored over 10 goals for his country. 


Early Life and Family

Maya Yoshida was born on 24 August 1988. His birthplace is Nagasaki, Japan. He holds Japanese nationality and belongs to the Japanese-Asian ethnicity. Likewise, as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Virgo. His mother’s name is Akiko Yoshida whereas his father’s name has not been disclosed yet. He has two brothers named Mirei and Honami. He credited his older brother, Honami, for playing an important role in his football career. Before he was born, his name “Maya” was originally planned for a girl when his mother was pregnant. But the name was kept even if it was a boy who was born. About his education, he attended Toyota High School.

Maya Yoshida’s Personal Life

Looking at his personal life, Yoshida is a married man as well as he is a father to his daughter. On 26 September 2012, he revealed on his blog that he was married. Four years later, he revealed he was a first-time father when his wife gave birth to a baby daughter. Details regarding his wife’s name and their married date are still to get disclosed yet. He has not shared many details about his relationship status as he maintains his personal life private. He is living his present life happily with his wife and daughter. Any updates on his love life will be updated here soon.

Maya Yoshida’s Net Worth

Yoshida is a very successful footballer. His major source of earnings is his football career. His income is from contracts, salaries, bonuses, and endorsements. In August 2012, he joined the newly-promoted Premier League side Southampton on a three-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £3 million. As of 2022, his net worth is believed to be €15.8 million and his salary is £1.2 million as a yearly salary from his current club. His market value is around €.50million. Besides his football career, he also earns a good sum through his endorsement deal with Japanese sports equipment, as well as sportswear, Mizuno. He is appointed as a brand ambassador of Land Rover Cars in July 2018 and he owns three Range Rover Cars. 


Maya Yoshida Height

Yoshida stands at a height of 1.89m i.e. 6 feet and 2 inches tall. He has a bodyweight of 78kg. Moreover, he has an athletic body build. He has a well-maintained body but the measurements like biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, etc. are missing at the moment. His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. His sexual orientation is straight.  

Maya Yoshida Transfer History

  • He started playing football at Nanling FC in his second year at elementary school. 
  • In 2001, he joined the youth team of Nagoya Grampus and began his career at the club.
  • In January 2010, he joined VVV-Venlo, signing a three-year contract with the club for an undisclosed fee.
  • In August 2012, he joined the newly-promoted Premier League side Southampton on a three-year contract for a fee thought to be in the region of £3 million.
  • In January 2020, he joined Serie A side Sampdoria on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season.
  • Following his impressive performances in his loan spell, on 1 September 2020, Sampdoria permanently signed him from Southampton on a free transfer.

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