A forward for the Japanese national football team and J., Kazuyoshi Miura is a football player from Japan. Because he currently plays professional football at the age of over 50 for league team Yokohama FC, he is regarded as the oldest football player who is still in the game. Kazuyoshi traveled to Brazil in 1982 as a result of his school-related passion for playing professional football, where he joined Clube. (Juventus Atletico) He entered into his first professional contract with Santos four years later, at the age of 19. During the formative years of his life in Brazil, he rose to the status of a legendary football player. When she made the decision to go back to Japan in 1990, she was already a celebrity there. He was the first football player from Japan to receive the honor when he was named the “Asian Player of the Year” in 1993. In 1993, when J was just getting his start, he began to rule Japan. He became the first football star from Japan to gain notoriety in the league. He participated in sports for several European clubs before formally joining Yokohama FC in 2005. He surprised everyone in January 2018 by re-signing with Yokohama at the age of 51.
On February 26, 1967, Kazuyoshi Miura was born in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture. Since he was young, he had a passion for football. But the terrible state of Japanese football had left him to pursue his dreams on his own. As he entered adolescence, he kept playing. When the time came to look into better youth programs in the nation, he made the decision to relocate to Brazil. He made the decision to move to Brazil in 1982, when he was 15 years old and a student at the Shizuoka Gakuen School, in order to pursue a career as a professional football player. He had a difficult time in the beginning of his life in Brazil, but he did not give up. He eventually received a membership to Clube Atlético Juventus and joined the youth program. For the following four years, he demonstrated his talent with them while working extremely hard in his training and looking for better opportunities. He finally received a professional contract offer from Santos club in 1986 as a result of his efforts.
He was a forward for Kazuyoshi Santos and quickly became an important member of the group. He later joined other Brazilian teams, including Coritiba and Palmeiras. He ultimately made the decision to go back to Japan in 1990 to take part in the game’s expanding craze. Early in the 1990s, Yomiuri FC, one of the top teams in the Japan Football League, joined the J. League. Yomiuri FC became Verdy Kawasaki after the J. League’s 1993 debut, and Kazuyoshi made the decision to stay with this team. During their first few years with the Miura team, they failed to lose a single league championship. In 1991 and 1992, they won the Japan Football League and J. In 1993 and 1994, league championships were still held. In 1993, he was named “Asian Footballer of the Year.” He received a J the same year. He received the Most Valuable Player award for the League.
Miura went on to become the first football superstar from Japan. In order to find undiscovered talent, a number of foreign clubs have attempted to gain a foothold above the Japanese domestic leagues. After the deal, Genoa of Italy signed him to the roster in 1994. He thus became the first football player from Japan to compete in Serie A, the most lucrative league in the world at the time.
But its performance fell short of expectations. Even though he was playing against the best players in the world, he had trouble with speed and physicality. There were discussions about moving him to the comparatively inferior Serie B, but ardent Japanese supporters opposed this choice. The media consistently referred to Miura as a “silent gentleman,” who kept his mouth shut while furious. He persisted in dominating the European football scene and would not give up. But in 1995, he went back to Japan. Even though he scored in a few crucial games, the club did not approve of his overall performance, so he was permitted to leave.
Last season, he took over three managers at Genoa, which garnered him a lot of media attention. When he went back to Japan, where he is still regarded as a superstar, his miserable experience came to an end. He gave a fantastic performance for his neighborhood team, Kawasaki. Another setback was his brief unrest with the European club Dinamo Zagreb. Prior to joining the Kyoto Purple Sanga in 1999, he played for Kawasaki from 1994 to 1998. He played 41 games for Kyoto, scoring 21 goals. He relocated to Vissel Kobe in 2001, where he scored 24 goals in 103 games. He was on a brief loan to Sydney FC for the A-League at the end of 2005. He scored two goals in four league games for the Australian league. He signed on with Yokohama FC in the same year. He scored two goals against Adelaide United while representing his team at the FIFA Club World Championship in 2005. He was unable to achieve success, though.
His popularity increased after he joined Yokohama. When he was in his late 30s, there was talk that the upcoming season would be his last. As a result of his habit of doing the “Kazu dance” after each goal, he won over many fans. He did a fantastic job as “J-East” in the 2007 “JOMO All-Stars” game.
Even though it is becoming more popular, many hikes Although he is currently the oldest player on the field, he has occasionally outlived his teammates by two decades, denying all rumors that he has retired. He re-signed with Yokohama for another year in November 2015, when he was 48 years old, and continued playing football into his 50s in 2016 and 2017. He made history by participating in a professional match as the oldest professional player in March 2017. Stanley Matthews’ recording from earlier was used. A few days later, Miura broke the record for the oldest goal scorer in the annals of professional football. In January 2018, he agreed to a new contract with Yokohama FC amid intense retirement rumors. Miura, a crucial member of the Japanese national football team, scored 14 goals in the ‘FIFA World Cup’ qualifying matches in 1998. He became the top scorer for the Japanese national team with 55 goals in 89 games. Since the year 2000, he hasn’t participated in a national team game.
Risako Miura, a well-known Japanese media personality, is married to Kazuyoshi Miura. In 1993, the couple exchanged vows. When asked about his retirement, Kazuyoshi responded that he has no immediate plans to do so and that the day he stops playing football will be the day he passes away spiritually.