Even though Kazuyoshi Miura, a Japanese striker, is about to be 56, he is still actively participating in football.
In his sixth decade of playing professionally, Miura has moved from Yokohama FC of the J-League to Portuguese second-division team Oliveirense on loan.
Following stints in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia, and Australia, his latest experience in Portugal marks his sixth country in which he has played.
Miura, who will celebrate his birthday on February 26, stated, “Even though this is a new environment for me, I’ll work hard to show everyone the kind of play I’m renowned for.
He’s already stated that he wants to play till he’s 60.
Miura spent the previous season on loan at Suzuka Point Getters, where he made 18 appearances and scored twice for the Yasutoshi Miura-managed fourth-tier Japanese team.
In November, Yokohama purchased the majority of Oliveirense, his new team.
With his goal against Thespakusatsu Gunma in 2017 at the age of 50 years and 14 days, Miura, who began his professional career in 1986 with the Brazilian team Santos, set a record for the oldest player to score in a Japanese professional league game.
He is one of Japan’s most adored athletes and is known as “King Kazu.” When the J League first began in 1993, he served as its face.
For Japan, he scored 55 goals in 89 games.