Maya Yoshida is a center-back for the Bundesliga team Schalke 04 and captain of the Japan national team. She is a professional football player from Japan.
Maya Yoshida is 34 years old as of 2022. He was born on August 24, 1988, in Nagasaki Japan. His parents as Ari Yoshida and Akiko Yoshida. The two brothers of Yoshida are Mirei and Honami. He later acknowledged that Honami, his older brother, had a significant influence on his football career.
His name “Maya” was originally intended for a girl when his mother was expecting him before he was born. Even though a boy was born, the name was kept.
Following a strong showing at Nagoya Grampus in April 2008, Yoshida received his first call-up to the Japan U-23 team. He started the entire game in a 2-1 victory over France on May 22, 2008, a month after making his Japan U23 debut. Yoshida continued to play in the competition, making two appearances as Japan U-23 finished fourth despite reaching the semifinals.
Yoshida’s selection to the Japan U-23 team for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing was announced on July 14, 2008.
He made his tournament debut, starting the entire match in a 1-0 loss against the Netherlands on August 13, 2008, and the team was eliminated from the competition. He had previously appeared twice as an unutilized substitute. Yoshida received a second call-up to the Japan U-23 team four years later in preparation for the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
Maya is estimated to have a net worth of $10 million.
On September 26, 2012, Yoshida announced on his blog that he was married. Yoshida acknowledged he was a first-time father when his wife gave birth to a baby daughter four years later.
Yoshida lived in Winchester while attending Southampton.