Japanese Striker signs new deal at age 51
51-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract with Japanese side Yokohama FC
Starting his career way back in the year 1986. There is no sign that Kazuyoshi Miura is slowing down the 51-year-old signed a new contract with Yokohama FC.
Kazuyoshi Miura, won the last of his 89 Japan caps some 19 years ago. Will play in the Japanese second division until at least the age of 52 – an age he reaches next month.
He said –
“I will not waste it for one minute, one second,”
“I think that I want to go face to face with football and go to daily training with maximum power.”
Kazuyoshi Miura, born in the same month as Italy legend Roberto Baggio, who retired in 2004, and broke Stanley Matthews’ record as the oldest professional to score a goal in 2017.
He failed to score in nine appearances in the 2018 season, which saw Yokohama lose in the play-offs.
Would you as a coach sign a 51yr old Stricker?