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51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by ExAngel007(f): 7:42am On Jan 12
The oldest footballer in the world Kazuyoshi Miura, has extended his contract with Yokohama FC by one year.


Kazuyoshi Miura


Miura, who turns 52 next month has extended his deal with the Japanese second division club which will see him play his 33rd season.

The striker has been at the club since 2005 when he signed at aged 38 and has gone on to make over 200 league appearances.

Speaking to Kyodo news agency, Miura claimed he still wishes to grow as a player, 33 years after turning professional.

Miura said: “I will always play my heart out and hope to continue to grow (as a player).”

The top division of Japanese football, J League, was formed in 1993 and Miura is the only active player who was playing when it was formed.

In 1982, at age 15 Miura left Japan for Brazil where he would go on to sign his first professional contract with Santos in 1986.

The forward spent four seasons in Brazil, with Santos, Palmeiras, Matsubara, CRB, XV de Jaú, and Coritiba before returning to Japanese football with Verdy Kawasaki.

In Japan he reached goal scoring heights such as beating imports Gary Lineker and Zico to the top scorer and MVP of the inaugural Japanese J.League season in 1993.

Miura has had spells playing in Serie A with Genoa, in Croatia playing for Dinamo Zagreb before spending a season out on loan with Sydney FC in Australia.

As an international he made 89 appearances scoring 55 goals having debuted in 1990. Miura helped Japan reach the World Cup finals for the first time in 1998 as he scored 14 goals in qualifying.

However, the striker was not included in the squad
that travelled to France and would go on to retire
from international football two years later.

https://www.tori.ng/news/114280/51yearold-world-oldest-footballer-kazuyoshi-miura.html

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Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by OVA200(m): 7:44am On Jan 12
hmmmmm mm orisirisi all these Asian footballer always making you think their own football is different.
Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by Kharol1234(m): 7:47am On Jan 12
dis 1 na ascenstor for football 52 by nxt mnth e stil get strenght if na some pple nw dem go dae fear heart attacker...gudluck to him...
Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by Oma307: 7:52am On Jan 12
I don't see him as a player but a referee on the pitch

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Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by Jayslicky(m): 7:52am On Jan 12
Old papa youngey, his family should advice him to quit to avoid serious injury.
Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by JasonScoolari: 8:01am On Jan 12
Lol, this guy is not prepared to write his WILL any time soon
Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by GreatAchiever1: 11:06am On Jan 12
This guy get strength sha.
Re: 51-year-old World Oldest Footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, Extends His Contract by toffyz(m): 2:32pm On Jan 12
Only in Japan sha....he no fit try this in Europe, Impossible!

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