Kazuyoshi Miura will proceed with Yokohama FC for one more 12 months. The oldest skilled footballer ever prolonged his contract with the Japanese membership till the tip of this 12 months on Monday, in order that he’ll proceed to be lively after his 54th birthday.
Miura was handed over for the 1998 World Cup
The 53-year-old Miura, who celebrates his birthday on February 26, has been the file holder for years, though he has been taking motion much less and fewer in recent times. In 2020 – a season in a calendar 12 months shall be accomplished in Japan – he performed 4 video games within the J-League, the best stage within the nation.
Because of the contract, Miura is in his thirty sixth season as an expert. The attacker began his profession in 1986 with the Brazilian Santos in São Paulo. Within the Nineties he was lively in Europe with Genoa in Italy and Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia.
Since 2005, Miura has been underneath contract with Yokohama, with whom he performed on the second stage for years. On the finish of 2019, he pressured promotion to the J-League with the membership.
31 years in the past, Miura made his debut within the Japanese nationwide workforce, for which he scored 56 objectives in 91 worldwide matches till 2000.
It’s placing that then nationwide coach Takeshi Okada handed the then 31-year-old Miura for the 1998 World Cup as a result of he discovered him too outdated. Miura scored twelve extra objectives within the qualifying collection for that World Cup.
The veteran took the file for the oldest skilled in soccer historical past from Stanley Matthews in 2017. The previous England worldwide was simply fifty when he performed his final sport for Stoke Metropolis in 1965.