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54-Year-Old Japan Legend Kazuyoshi Miura Will Be 'Immortalised' In PES Series As Part Of Ultimate Tribute

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54-Year-Old Japan Legend Kazuyoshi Miura Will Be 'Immortalised' In PES Series As Part Of Ultimate Tribute

Japan legend Kazuyoshi Miura will be 'immortalised' in eFootball PES 2021 after a remarkable five-decade-long playing career, Konami has confirmed.

The 54-year-old striker reiterated his desire to continue playing football in January as he penned a contract extension with Japanese side Yokohama.

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Miura insisted at the time that his "aspirations and passion for football are only increasing" as he continues to push on with his record-breaking career.

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Now, Konami has revealed its plans to celebrate King Kazu's long-running career in the PES franchise.

The PES 2021 publisher confirmed that it will hold campaigns for console and mobile that are themed around the Yokohama striker.

One of those campaigns will include taking players back to Miura's time with Brazilian side Santos as part of the 'Iconic Moment' series.

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Konami also announced the 'Kazuyoshi Miura Partnership Log-in Campaign' as PES 2021 players can attempt to earn the living legend himself.

"I am excited to announce this partnership with Konami and to be part of the eFootball PES franchise," Miura said.

"I am humbled to have Konami recognise the many decades I have given to football by giving fans a way to relive and bask in those magical moments."

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Miura has been with current side Yokohama since 2005 and made 298 appearances for the J1 League club.

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The former Japan international still holds the record for being the oldest goalscorer in professional football history.

The Japanese star vowed to "work hard every day" after he committed his future to Yokohama, saying he will aim to "contribute to the team's victory this season" by playing as many matches as possible.

"Last season, I was feeling the joy of playing football at a time when the world was facing a tough situation because of the new coronavirus," Miura explained.

"Personally, it was not a satisfactory season, but my ambition and enthusiasm towards football are increasing.

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"I will work hard every day, aiming to contribute to the team's victory this season by playing as many games as possible."

PES 2021, which was released as a 'season update' as Konami works on PES 2022, was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Konami

Topics: Kazuyoshi Miura, Football, PES 2021, Japan

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