Maya Yoshida

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Maya Yoshida
Maya Yoshida.jpg
Yoshida at the 2018 World Cup
Personal information
Full name Maya Yoshida
Date of birth (1988-08-24) August 24, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Sampdoria
Youth career
2004–2006 Nagoya Grampus Eight
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Nagoya Grampus 71 (5)
2010–2012 VVV-Venlo 54 (5)
2012–2019 Southampton 154 (6)
2020– Sampdoria 14 (0)
National team
2008–2012 Japan U-23 7 (1)
2010– Japan 104 (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019/20 season
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 31, 2020

Maya Yoshida (吉田 麻也, Yoshida Maya, born August 24, 1988) is a Japanese football player. He plays for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Yoshida was born in Nagasaki on August 24, 1988. He joined J1 League club Nagoya Grampus Eight (later Nagoya Grampus) from their youth team in 2007. he played many matches as center back from first season. The club won the 2nd place in the 2009 Emperor's Cup. In January 2010, he moved to Dutch Eredivisie club VVV-Venlo. He played many matches from the 2010/11 season. In summer 2012, he moved to English Premier League club Southampton. He played 154 matches for the club in 8 seasons. In January 2020, he moved to Italian Serie A club Sampdoria.

In 2008, Yoshida was selected the Japan U-23 national team for 2008 Summer Olympics. In January 2010, he was selected the Japan national team for 2011 Asian Cup qualification. At this qualification, he debuted against Yemen on January 6. He participated 2011 Asian Cup. He played 5 matches and Japan won the champions. After the 2011 Asian Cup, he became a regular player as center back. In 2012, he was selected the Japan U-23 national team as over aged player for 2012 Summer Olympics. He played all 6 matches as captain and Japan won the 4th place. He also played at 2013 Confederations Cup, 2014 World Cup and 2015 Asian Cup. In 2018, he participated 2018 World Cup. He played all 4 matches and Japan qualified to the knockout stage. After the 2018 World Cup, he became a captain as Makoto Hasebe successor. In 2019, he played at 2019 Asian Cup and Japan won the 2nd place.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2007 Nagoya Grampus Eight J1 League 19 0 2 1 3 0 - 24 1
2008 Nagoya Grampus J1 League 22 1 3 1 4 0 - 29 2
2009 30 4 6 1 1 1 11 2 48 8
NetherlandsLeague KNVB Cup League Cup EuropeTotal
2009/10 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0
2010/11 20 0 0 0 - - 20 0
2011/12 32 5 1 0 - - 33 5
2012/13 2 0 0 0 - - 2 0
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2012/13 Southampton Premier League 32 0 1 0 1 0 - 34 0
2013/14 8 1 3 0 3 1 - 14 2
2014/15 22 1 0 0 1 0 - 23 1
2015/16 20 1 1 0 2 1 4 0 27 2
2016/17 23 1 2 1 6 0 6 0 37 2
2017/18 24 2 3 0 1 0 - 28 2
2018/19 17 0 0 0 3 0 - 20 0
2019/20 8 0 1 0 2 0 - 11 0
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia League Cup EuropeTotal
2019/20 Sampdoria J1 League 14 0 0 0 - - 14 0
2020/21
Country Japan 71 5 11 3 8 1 11 2 101 11
Netherlands 54 5 1 0 - - 55 5
England 154 6 11 1 19 2 10 0 194 9
Italy 14 0 0 0 - - 14 0
Total 293 16 23 4 27 3 21 2 364 25

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2010 1 0
2011 12 2
2012 9 0
2013 15 0
2014 11 1
2015 13 3
2016 10 3
2017 9 1
2018 9 0
2019 11 1
2020 4 0
Total 104 11

References[change | change source]

  1. Maya Yoshida at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Maya Yoshida at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database(in Japanese)

Other websites[change | change source]