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Friday, 11 January 2019

Oldest Professional Footballer Ever Kazuyoshi Miura Signs New One-year Deal

Oldest footballer Kazuyoshi Miura, 51, is preparing for his 34th season as a professional after announcing a new deal with Yokohama FC.

The Japanese great is showing no signs of giving up after signing a new contract with Yokohama FC ahead of his 52nd Birthday.

Miura will turn 52 on February 26 announced his contract extension with the J2 League outfit on Friday as he enters his 34th season as a professional.

The 51-year-old forward broke Stanley Matthews' record as the oldest professional to score a goal in 2017.

"I updated the contract for the 2019 season,"Miura said.

"Thanks to everyone who always supports. I am grateful to everyone.

"I will participate in many matches in one game, I will not waste it for one minute, one second. I think that I want to go face to face with football and goto daily training with maximum power."

Miura – who joined Yokohama as a 38-year-old in 2005– retired from national duty 19 years ago with 89 caps and 55 goals.

Miura started his career with Santos and spent several years in Brazil before returning to his homeland in 1990.

Miura was named MVP in the inaugural J.League season three years later.

He was also named Asian Player Of the Year in 1993 but was controversially left out of Japan's 1998 World Cup squad, despite scoring 14 goals as the country qualified for the first time.

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