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Striker “Yokohama” Kazuyoshi Miura has extended his contract with the football club for another year. It is reported by The Sun.
51-year-old striker will continue to play in the second power division championship of Japan. Miura — the oldest player in professional football. The Japanese held for the 33rd season of his career.
“I’ll play with all my heart and hope to be able to continue to grow as a professional,” said Miura. At the end of February he will be 52 years old.
In March 2017 Miura surpassed Englishman Stanley Matthews who played in an official match at the age of 50 years and five days. The Japanese played for “Yokohama” at the age of 50 years and seven days. Record Matthews lasted more than half a century.
Miura defends the colors of “Yokohama” since 2005. He took part in 261 the match club and scored 26 goals. The Japanese started his career in 1986. the First team of the Miura was a Brazilian “Santos”. He is also known for his Brazilian “Palmeiras”, the Italian “Genoa” and the Australian “Sydney”. In the national team from 1990 to 2000, he spent 89 matches and scored 55 goals. Also in the asset footballer six games for the national team of Futsal.
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