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World’s oldest football player, Miura extends Yokohama contract

The oldest scorer in Japanese professional football Kazuyoshi Miura will still be playing aged 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season.…

The oldest scorer in Japanese professional football Kazuyoshi Miura will still be playing aged 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season.

Miura turns 54 on 26 February, the day before the 2021 J League campaign begins is the world’s oldest football player still actively playing.

The former Japan striker joined Yokohama in 2005 and will play his 17th season for the club. He scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan and has played for Serie A side Genoa, before stints in Croatia and Australia.