March 21, 2019

Meet world’s oldest footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 52 next month

Meet world’s oldest footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 52 next month

The oldest footballer in the world, Kazuyoshi Miura recently extended his contract with Japanese football outfit, Yokohama FC by one year.

The legendary footballer would be celebrating his 52nd birthday next month, February. The footballer is currently playing his 33rd football season.

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The Japanese striker joined the club in 2005, when he was 38. He has since made over 200 appearances with the club.

After spending 33 years as a professional footballer, Miura mentioned that he still urges to develop into a prominent footballer.

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Miura said:

“I will always play my heart out and hope to continue to grow (as a player).”

Miura has had spells playing in Serie A with Genoa, in Croatia playing for Dinamo Zagreb before spending a season out on loan with Sydney FC in Australia.

As an international he made 89 appearances scoring 55 goals having debuted in 1990.

Miura helped Japan reach the World Cup finals for the first time in 1998 as he scored 14 goals in qualifying.

However, the striker was not included in the squad that travelled to France and would go on to retire from international football two years later.

 

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