A Japanese professional footballer, Maya Yoshida, currently plays for Bundesliga club Schalke 04. He also played with the Premier League club Southampton as a center-back. Before landing at Southampton, he played for VV-Venlo (2010-2012) and Nagoya Grampus (2007-2009).
The enthusiastic footballer has represented his national side, Japan, at the youth and senior levels. He was a part of the Japan U-23 squad (2008-12). And since 2010, he has been a team member of Japan's national team and has been capped 28 times with ten international goals.
Yoshida's net worth is approximately $10 million, with a prosperous career. Yoshida is living a lavish lifestyle with his wife and daughter with a tremendous net worth.
As of 2022, Yoshida's net worth is estimated at over $10 million, mostly earned through his football career. Currently signed to Schalke 04, the Japanese-born soccer player Yoshida has an annual salary of £1,248,000 with weekly payments of £24,000.
As of 2022, his market worth is around €5 million. Apart from his club contract, he earns a reasonable sum through his endorsement deal with Japanese sports equipment and sportswear, Mizuno.
Furthermore, in July 2018, he was appointed as Land Rover Cars's brand ambassador. Additionally, he owns three Range Rover Cars.
Standing six feet two inches tall, Yoshida has managed a very low-key personal life. The media hasn't revealed information regarding his past and present relationships.
But his social media post tells us something more than that. He often posts adorable pictures with a baby girl.
In May 2017, he shared a picture of his baby, captioning, "Once more, you and mum deserve this prize as well. Because of you two, I can fight. Now all my focus is on Sunday! Come on #saints".
The above statement signifies the importance of a baby and her mum in his life.
Additionally, in 2018, in an interview, he said, "Five years is a long time. I think I have become much better as a player, as a man, as a husband, as a dad."
Hence, Yoshida is a married and proud father too.
Yoshida is active on Instagram with 336K fan followers as of August 2019.
Maya Yoshida was born on August 24, 1988 in Nagasaki, Japan, to Akiko Yoshida. Regarding his nationality, he is Japanese and of Asian ethnicity.
In 2001, Yoshida began his football career at only 13, playing at Nagoya Grampus as a defensive midfielder.
With his promotion to Nagoya Grampus senior team, Yoshida was converted to a Centre in 2007. The following season, he began in a starting lineup for most of the league matches. On March 10, 2009, Yoshida scored the club's historic first goal in the AFC Champions League 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 five goals.
On August 30, 2012, Yoshida signed a three-year contract for a reported transfer fee of £3 million. On September 15, 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 January 6, 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 group-stage matches, the quarter-final and final for the winning Japan side in the 2011 AFC Asian Cup.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Yoshida was announced as captain of the Japan National Team. Moreover, he represented his national side in all group stage games at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
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