Oldest footballer signs contract extension aged 51

Japanese Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract with Japanese side Yokohama FC.


Miura hasn’t looked back since he signed his first professional contract in 1986 and 2019 will be his 33rd consecutive seasons in the Japanese league.

Although, the 51-year-old couldn’t hit the back of the net in 2018, he is hoping to find his goal scoring boot in 2019 after putting pen to paper.

In March 2017, Miura became the oldest goalscorer in professional football history at 50 years and 14 days old by netting the only goal of the game for J2 League Yokohama versus Thespakusatsu Gunma.

He is willing to make the best out of the contract extension in the twilight of his career.


"I will not waste it for one minute, one second," he said.

"I think that I want to go face to face with football and go to daily training with maximum power."

'Even football manager cast me off at 40'.

Miura was top scorer and MVP of the inaugural Japanese J.League season in 1993, seeing off star imports such as Gary Lineker and Zico to both accolades.

Kazuyoshi Miura in his peak in 1994 - he scored 100 league goals for Verdy Kawasaki


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