Kazuyoshi Miura, the world’s oldest footballer, has reportedly agreed to join a Portuguese club at the age of 55, despite claims that he wants to play until he is 60, glamsquad reports
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Miura will join Oliveirense on loan from Yokohama FC in the Portuguese second division until the end of the season. He has previously lived and worked in Japan, Brazil, Italy, Croatia, and Australia.
Miura, who is over 50 years old, is on his second loan spell away from Yokohama since joining the club in 2003, when he was only 33.
‘Even though this is a new place for me, I’ll work hard to show everyone the kind of play I’m known for,’ the forward said of his move to mid-table Oliveirense.
Miura will turn 56 later this month, but he shows no signs of mental fatigue, having previously stated that he will play until he is 60.
In his home country, he is known as ‘King Kazu,’ and he will be hoping to improve on last season’s record of two goals in 18 appearances for a Japanese fourth-division side coached by his brother.
Miura is currently the world’s oldest footballer, a record that is unlikely to be broken anytime soon, and if he scores for his new club, he will become Europe’s oldest professional goalscorer.