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

Chris Wright

11th, January 2017


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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