Maya Yoshida
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Maya Yoshida Defender
JPN Japanese
2017/2018 Key Performance Stats Last updated 19 Oct 2017
Games Played
8
Minutes played
720
Games Started
8
Goals
1
Clearances
43
Blocks
7
Interceptions
10
Aerial duels win ratio
57%
Aerials
duels won
23
Aerials
duels
40
Maya Yoshida

Maya Yoshida Feed

Maya Yoshida Saints History

Last updated 19 Oct 2017
Total matches
143
Emirates FA Cup
7
Carabao Cup
14
Premier League
112
UEFA Europa League
10
Goals
7
Seasons
6
Saints debut
15 Sep 2012
Arsenal
Southampton FC

Southampton FC

Season Appearances Emirates FA Cup Carabao Cup Premier League UEFA Europa League Goals
2017/2018 8 0 1 7 0 1
2016/2017 37 2 6 23 6 2
2015/2016 27 1 2 20 4 1
2014/2015 23 0 1 22 0 1
2013/2014 14 3 3 8 0 2
2012/2013 34 1 1 32 0 0

Maya Yoshida Season Stats

League Only
Last updated 19 Oct 2017

General

Games Played
7
8
Minutes played
630
720
Games Started
7
8
Subs on/off
0
0

Defence

Clearances
39
43
Blocks
6
7
Interceptions
9
10
Tackles won
/ 6
/ 8
Duels won
30 / 59
37 / 66
Aerial duels won
19 / 36
23 / 40

Distribution

Passes Completed
386 / 456
456 / 533
Crosses completed
/ 1
/ 1
Assists
0
0
Chances created
2
2

Attack

Goals
1
1
Total shots
5
6
Shots on target
1
1
Mins per goal
630
720
Conversion rate
20%
16%
Inside box
1
1
Outside
box
0
0
Set
pieces
0
0
Header
0
0
Other
0
0
Left foot
0
0
Right foot
1
1

Discipline

Fouls awarded
7
7
Fouls conceded
6
6
Yellow cards
0
0
Red cards
0
0

Maya Yoshida Biography

Last updated 10 Aug 2017
Nationality
Japanese
Age
29
Height
189 cm
Weight
78 kg
Saints debut
15 Sep 2012

Former clubs: Nagoya Grampus, VVV-Venlo

Early years

Nagasaki-born Maya began his footballing career with J. League side Nagoya Grampus, coming through their youth system before making his first-team debut in 2007. He was named in Japan's squad for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and made his debut for the full international team in a friendly win over Yemen in January 2010.

A year later, Yoshida was selected in the final 23 for Japan's 2011 AFC Asian Cup campaign alongside new Saints teammate Tadanari Lee. He started all three of the Samurai Blue's group-stage matches but was sent off in their quarter-final win over Qatar, meaning he missed their semi-final against South Korea, but returned to start in the final versus Australia as Lee scored the winning goal to secure the trophy for Japan.

Moving to Europe

Yoshida signed for Eredivisie side VVV-Venlo in January 2010 but did not make his debut for his new club until the following season, playing 24 times as they avoided relegation via the play-offs. 2011/12 saw the defender make 37 appearances as V.V.V. again came through a relegation play-off to preserve their Eredivisie status once more. He was also awarded the Eredivisie Goal of the Season award for his acrobatic bicycle kick in a draw with PSV Eindhoven in September 2011 – one of five occasions on which he netted for VVV-Venlo.

The Olympics

The centre-back played in every game of his side's involvement in the 2012 London Olympic Games, captaining the side, as they reached the last four, scoring in their quarter-final win over Egypt in front of more than 70,000 spectators at Old Trafford. However, Yoshida did not take home a medal from the games as Japan were beaten 2-0 by South Korea in their Bronze Medal Match in Cardiff.

Joining Saints

After moving to Southampton in August 2012, Yoshida made his debut as an enforced substitute during a heavy defeat at Arsenal the following month and kept his place for the next 31 Premier League games. He did not miss a minute of league football until a sustaining a pelvic injury in late April, meaning he started the final three fixtures of 2012/13 on the bench.

At the end of his first campaign in England, Maya helped Japan seal their spot at the 2014 FIFA World Cup before flying out to Brazil for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup.

During the 2013/14 season, Yoshida made 14 appearances for Saints, before featuring in all three of Japan’s games at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

New contract

Yoshida passed the 50-appearance mark for Saints during the 2014/15 campaign, and extended his contract until 2018 midway through the season.

The Japan international featured at right-back and centre-back during a successful 2015/16 campaign for Saints, helping the club to its highest-ever Premier League finish.