World’s oldest soccer player extends contract at 50

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Kazuyoshi Miura who is known to his fans in Japan as “King Kazu” has signed a contract extension with his club, second-tier J-League Yokohama F. Marinos just weeks ahead of his 51st birthday.

The club announced that Miura had renewed his contract for the 2018 season which will take him into his 33rd professional season on Thursday. Last year Kazu played 12 games for Yokohama in the J2 league; scoring a solitary goal.

Miura, who was already the world’s oldest player when he signed a contract in 2015, said that despite his vintage, he looked at the extension as an opportunity to improve as a professional soccer player.

Miura started his career back when Ronald Reagan was President, Mike Tyson heavyweight champion, and Liverpool won the English league. Now the world’s oldest soccer player has extended that remarkable run.

Source: CNN