World’s oldest player Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract that will see him stay till the end of 2019 with Japanese side Yokohama FC.
Miura, who retired from international football 18 years ago with 89 caps and 55 goals for Japan, broke Stanley Matthews’ record as the oldest professional to score a goal in 2017.
The 51-year-old started his career with Santos and spent several years in Brazil before returning to his homeland in 1990 where he went on to win the Asian Player of the Year award in 1993.
This season will mark his 34th year as a professional player even though he can’t be relied on anymore to put in the goals.
By Chineze Ogugua
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