Age is a number? Japa Kazuyoshi Miura, the world’s oldest footballer, will remain at the age of 54 after extending his contract with Yokohama FC for another season.
Miura turns 54 on February 26, a day before the start of the new J J season.
The former Japan striker joined Yokohama in 2005 for his 17th season.
“My ambition and passion for football is only going up,” he said.
Miura started his career with Brazilian side Santos in 1986 and became the oldest player to score in the Japanese league in 2017 when he scored against Thespakusatsu Gunma at the age of 50.
Japan is known looga King Kazu, Miura is one of the most popular sports in the country, was opened in the Japanese J League title in 1993.
He scored 55 goals in 89 appearances for Japan, playing for Serie A side Genoa before playing in Croatia and Australia.