Yuji Nishida in VNL 2019

Wojciech Kulak 2019-07-19 • 7054 views
Yuji Nishida (西田 有志 Nishida Yūji, born 30 January 2000) is a Japanese male volleyball player.

Nishida currently plays for JTEKT Stings, a volleyball club based in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. He made his debut with JTEKT Stings at V.League (Japan) on 6 January 2018 in a match against Osaka Blazers Sakai. His impressive debut at the young age of 17 soon earned him a position in JTKET's Starting 6 as well as Japan men's national volleyball team.

He is one of the youngest players in the 2018 roster of the Japan men's national volleyball team. He made his first international performance with the Japanese national team in 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League. In June 2018, he played a pivotal role in securing Japan's first win in 11 years against Italy where he collected 24 points from 21 spikes and 3 aces. In September 2018, in a match against Argentina in 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, Nishida became the youngest player ever to score 30 points in a match. In June 2019, Nishida broke serving records in the VNL history after hitting 7 aces in a single game during a match against Bulgaria.

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Yuji Nishida

Yuji Nishida Japan

Birthdate: 2000-01-30
Position: Opposite
Height: 187cm
Weight: 88kg
Spike: 350cm
Block: 335cm
Current club: Callipo Sport (Italy)


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