52-year-old footballer gets contract extension with Japanese club

52-year-old footballer gets contract extension with Japanese club

Top Japanese side Yokohama FC has confirmed that 52-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura has received a new contract with the J1-League side.

The striker will now be playing in his 35th season as a professional player and remains the only player still in active football since the J-League was created in 1993.

"In the 2020 season, I was able to renew the contract with Yokohama FC," he said

"Team J1 Make daily efforts for the goal of retention but, I do not forget the feelings of gratitude and feelings to enjoy the football, I will do my best to be able to contribute to the team win."

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Miura played for several clubs across in South America and Aisa, including Santos, Palmeiras, XV de Jaú and Coritiba.

The former Japan international also featured for Verdy Kawasaki from 1990 to 1998 and played 192 matches scoring 100 goals.

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He also played for Andreas Iniesta's current J-League side Vissel Kobe from 2001 to 2005, scoring 24 goals in 103 appearance.

Miura has been at Yokohama since 2005 and will be playing in the J1 League next season after securing promotion from J2 League.

He will playing alongside for Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura in the Japanese topflight division next season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo is playing the leadership role to his club teammate Matthijs De Ligt after losing his place in Juventus starting XI.

The promising Netherlands international has now fallen from the pecking order in the Biaconeri's back-four after failing to live up to expectation.

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