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AFP
January 12, 2018

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‘Kazu’, 50, renews contract

‘Kazu’, 50, renews contract

TOKYO: Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who will turn 51 next month, renewed his contract with Yokohama FC on Thursday, extending his record as the oldest player in the J-League.The golden oldie, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited grit and style, will kick off his 33rd career season this year after a stunning 2017 in which he surpassed the previous professional longevity record set by England legend Stanley Matthews. Miura also became the oldest player to score a competitive goal in a professional match last year, another record held previously by Matthews.

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