Japanese legend Kazu Miura extends Yokohama deal aged 50

Former Japanese national team striker Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract at J.League (J2) side Yokohama FC ahead of his 51st birthday next month.

Miura, who broke Stanley Matthews’ record as the oldest professional to score a goal last year, will enter his 33rd season of his professional career this year.

His new terms came after King Kazu played 2 games for Yokohama in the J2 league, scoring a solitary goal and broke his own record as the J.League’s oldest scorer.

I’ve signed a contract extension for this season. I will always play my heart out and hope to continue to grow (as a player),” Miura told Kyodo news agency.

The evergreen striker started his career with Santos and spent several years in Brazil before returning to his homeland in 1990. He also represented Japan’s national team 89 times, scoring 55 goals.