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Japanese Miura will also as 50-year-old still active in professional football

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Japanese Miura will also as 50-year-old still active in professional football

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Kazuyoshi Miura, who with his 49 years, is the oldest professional footballer in the world, has his contract with Yokohama FC still but a replica with a season extended. The Japanese will therefore also at its fiftieth still active for the eerstedivisionist.

“I hope with everything I have to keep fighting with my teammates and the supporters, who gave me all the support,” says Miura on Wednesday at the site of Yokohama FC.

‘King Kazu’ is on 26 February at the age of 50 and starts the same month, in his 32nd season as a professional footballer.

Miura was last season, twice establishing twenty performances-and with his goal on 7 August 2016, the oldest goalscorer ever in the Japanese professional football (49 years, 5 months and 12 days).

The 89-fold international of Japan (55 goals), who seventeen years ago, stopped at his national team, plays since 2005 for Yokohama FC. When he was with his 38 years as the oldest footballer at the highest level in Japan.

Miura began his career in 1986 in Santos, brazil. Then came he out for the Genoa, Dinamo Zagreb and Kyoto Purple Sanga and Vissel Kobe from his homeland.

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