Long Live The King: J-League Veteran Kazuyoshi Miura Signs New Contract To Play On Past 50th Birthday

Chris Wright

11th, January 2017

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The grand old monarch of Japanese football and the world’s oldest professional footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, has signed a new contract that will take him past his 50th birthday.

With King Kazu due to celebrate his half-century at the end of February, it’s been announced that Yokohama FC have granted him a new one-year contract extension.

Yokohama announced the news on the 11th of January to pay homage to Miura’s iconic shirt number.

Last year, they announced his new deal at 11:11am local time, on the 11th November for the very same reason.

Long live The King!

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