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Kazuyoshi Miura extends record as oldest goalscorer in J.League aged 50!

Kazuyoshi Miura made further Japanese football history on Sunday after rewriting his own record as the J.League’s oldest goalscorer.

King Kazu celebrated his 50th birthday in style by scoring Yokohama FC’s winning goal in their 1-0 win over Thespakusatsu Gunma in the J2.

The former Japan international striker, who overtook Sir Stanley Matthews as the oldest professional football in history, opened his season account in the 40th minute of the game at Mitsuzawa Stadium.

“I’m always looking to score, but I had an especially good feeling today,” Miura said. “I had the vibes of a goal. I was just trying to stay positive.”

He was also named as the Man of the Match following his evergreen performance despite being a clear quarter-century older than every players on the same pitch.