JAPAN: Where football players usually retire in the late 30s, there is no stopping the former Japanese striker, Kazuyoshi Miura who has just renewed his contract with Yokohama FC.
Pet named as “King Kuzu,” striker has just renewed another 12-month contract with the club. The club announced, the veteran player, who will turn 53 in
February will start with his 35th season with the club.”I will make daily efforts to achieve the goal of staying in the division but won’t forget the feelings of gratitude and to enjoy football. I will do my best to be able to contribute to the team’s wins.” The 52-year-old legend said in an interview.
Miura has also promised his fans that he is not going to hang his boots before he turns 60.
Miura surpassed the Englishman, Stanley Matthews’ record of becoming the oldest
player to take part in an official football match. He too is a record holder of being the
oldest footballing professional to score an official goal.
Summing up Miura’s career shortly, Miura began his sporting career in 1986 with
Santos, a Brazilian club. He has made 89 successful appearances for the Japanese
National Team and has netted the ball 55 times.
Allsportspk wishes best of luck to this sporting individual for all his future endeavours.