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Oldest scorer Kazuyoshi Miura set to play at 54

Kazuyoshi Miura, Japan’s oldest professional football scorer, extended his Yokohama FC deal for a further season and is expected to play at the age of 54, the club said on Monday.

His 17th season will be with the club he joined in 2005.

A day before the 2021 J-League campaign kicks off, Miura, nicknamed “King Kazu” in Japan, turns 54 on 26 February. 

The former Japan striker becoming the oldest player to score at 50 years and 14 days in a Japanese professional league game last scored in Japan’s second division against Thespakusatsu Gunma in 2017.

After beginning his career in 1986 with Santos in Brazil, the 2021 season will be Miura’s 36th as a professional.

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