Kazuyoshi Miura signs new Yokohama contract ahead of 54th birthday
World’s oldest professional Kazuyoshi Miura signs ANOTHER new Yokohama contract ahead of his 54th birthday as he prepares for 36th season in football
- Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a contract extension with J-League club Yokohama
- Miura turns 54 on February 26, making him one of the world’s oldest footballers
- He will enter his 36th season after signing an extension with the J-League club
- However, the ‘King Kazu’ played in just four league games for Yokohama last year
Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest goal scorer in Japanese professional football, has signed a year-long contract extension to continue his career at 53 years old.
Miura, who turns 54 on February 26, will enter his 36th season after signing an extension with J-League club Yokohama FC on Monday.
Nicknamed ‘King Kazu,’ Miura played in only four league games last year and did not score but extended his record as the oldest player in the J-League.
Kazuyoshi Miura (above) has signed a contract extension with J-League club Yokohama
Miura (left) turns 54 on February 26, making him one of the world’s oldest footballers
Miura joined Yokohama in the Japanese top-flight in 2005 and will continue to represent the club during the 2021 season – which is scheduled to begin on February 27.
The new contract was announced of Twitter, with the J-League writing: ‘Return of the King’ alongside his picture.
In March 2017 Miura became the oldest player to appear in a professional match at the age of 50 years and seven days, catching global media attention by surpassing England great Stanley Matthews’ longevity record.
Miura played for Brazilian club Santos and in Italy with Genoa earlier in his career and represented Japan’s national team 89 times, scoring 55 goals.
Nicknamed ‘King Kazu,’ Miura played in only four league games for Yokohama last year
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