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Japanese player Miura will retire from football in his 50s

Dimitris Kontos by Dimitris Kontos @rfutbol - 0 483

Pin Kazuyoshi Miura still going strong with Yokohama FC. EFE/EPA
Kazuyoshi Miura still going strong with Yokohama FC. EFE/EPA

Japanese player Miura will retire from football in his 50s

Dimitris Kontos by Dimitris Kontos @rfutbol - 0 483

Recent advances in medical science have made it possible for football players and athletes in general to extend theitr sporting careers, but Japanese player Kazuyoshi Miura is set for a world record in terms of longevity.

The striker, who is 49 years old, has signed a new one-year contract.contract with Yokohama FC, the BBC reports.

This means that the veteran will continue to play professional football for a 32nd season in a row and way past his 50th birthday, which is on 26 February. 

"I hope to keep fighting with all my might together with people involved with the club, my team-mates and supporters who have always given me support," said Miura

Miura already holds the record for the oldest player to score a goal in the Japanese league, as he was on target last season.

The Yokohama player had a long career outside of his country as he played for Santos in Brazil as well as for Italian club Genoa and Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb in the 1990s. 

 

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