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Maya Yoshida

25-Year-Old Defender     Southampton  Premier


Birthdate:  August 24, 1988    Birthplace:  Nagasaki, Japan    Nationality:  Japan    Height:  6' 2"    Weight:  172 lbs    

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Yoshida, who missed a majority of the second-half of last season with a knee injury, played 90 minutes for Japan on Tuesday in a friendly against Costa Rica, Southampton's official web site reports.

Yoshida's role with Southampton will be in question heading into next season, although with Luke Shaw expected to leave for a bigger club, as well as interest in Dejean Lovren and Jose Fonte, he could re-find his role.

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March 27, 2014

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Yoshida suffered a right knee injury in training Tuesday and could miss the rest of the Premier League season, the club's official web site reports.

Yoshida has appeared in only eight games this season and was an unused substitute in the last four Premier League matches.

February 23, 2014

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Yoshida scored Southampton's only goal in their 3-1 loss at West Ham on Saturday.

Yoshida opened the scoring minutes into Saturday's match with a headed goal manufactured from a set piece situation. With Dejan Lovren (ankle) sidelined, Yoshida has slotted in at central defender for Southampton during the club's past five games.

January 17, 2010

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Yoshida will miss six weeks after suffering a broken metatarsal in his left foot, the Kyodo news service reports.

He had just signed a contract to join the Dutch first-division from Nagoya Grampus.