|Date of Birth:||1988, August 24|
|Age:||30 years old|
|Height:||6 Feet 2 Inch|
|Birth Name||Maya Yoshida|
|Famous Name||Maya Yoshida|
|Birth Place||Nagasaki, Japan|
|Currently Working For||Southampton|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
|Weight in KG||78 Kg|
A Japanese professional footballer, Maya Yoshida currently plays for Premier League club Southampton as a center back. Prior landing to Southampton, he played for VV-Venlo (2010-2012) and Nagoya Grampus (2007-2009).
The enthusiastic footballer has represented his national side, Japan both at youth and senior level. He was a part of Japan U-23 squad (2008-12). And since 2010, he is the team member of Japan national team who has been capped 28 times with ten international goals.
Maya Yoshida was born on 24 August 1988 in Nagasaki, Japan, to Akiko Yoshida. Regarding his nationality, he is a Japanese and is of Asian ethnicity.
In 2001, Yoshida began his football career at aged only 13, playing at Nagoya Grampus as a defensive midfielder.
The Japanese born soccer player, Yoshida has an annual salary of € 3.2 million with weekly pay of €63,000 which he gets through his current club Southampton. As of May 2018, his market worth is around £6.30 million.
Apart from his club contract, he earns good sum through his endorsement deal with Japanese sports equipment, and sportswear, Mizuno.
Looking at his successful career, Yoshida's net worth is assumed to be more than $10 million.
With his promotion to Nagoya Grampus senior team, Yoshida was converted to a Centre back in 2007. The following season, he began as a starting lineup for most of the league matches. On 10th March 2009, Yoshida scored club's historic first goal in the AFC Champions League in the match against Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i.
In December 2009, Yoshida peened to Dutch Club VVV-Venlo. He played two seasons for the club appearing in 54 matches with 5 goals.
On 30th August 2012, Yoshida signed a three-year contract for a reported transfer fee of £3 million. On 15th September 2012, he made his Southampton debut in a 6-1 defeat against Arsenal.
In April 2008, Yoshida received a call-up for Japan U-23 national team and was a part of the Japan squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic finals.
On 6th January 2010, Yoshida made his international debut for his native country against Yemen in a 2011 AFC Asian Cup qualifier. Subsequently, he played in all three of the group-stage matches, the quarter-final and final for the winning Japan side in 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics Yoshida was announced a captain for the Japan National Team. Moreover, he represented his national side in all of group stage games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
Standing six feet two inches tall, Yoshida has managed a very low key personal life. Information regarding his past and the present relationship hasn't been revealed to the media. With limited information about his personal life, he is assumed to be single and unmarried.
Yoshida is active on Instagram with 187K fan followers as of June 2018.