The former Japanese international Kazuyoshi Miura has become the Oldest player to play a J-League game from the country after playing 56 minutes for his club, Yokohama FC, at age 53 in a 3-2 loss to Kawasaki Frontale.
Miura, who joined Yokohama in 2006, has won two Leagues, two Cups and an Emperor’s Cup in the 1990s, as well as titles in Brazil and Croatia. He also enjoyed a experience in Serie A, with the shirt of Genoa, but he did not stand out and returned to Japanese football.
The one that was international with the selection of Japan, one of his references before the World-wide one of France in 1998, beats Masashi Nakayama in longevity record in the Japanese league, who had played a game at 45 years. Miura started and played 56 minutes of the league match, the first since 2007, the year in which they were relegated to second.
Miura, 53 years and 6 months, extended his contract with Yokohama at the beginning of the year and made his first appearance of the season in the loss to Frontale. His figure served as inspiration for the animated character Oliver Atom.