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49-year-old ‘King Kazu’ Breaks His Own Goal Scoring Record

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49-year-old ‘King Kazu’ Breaks His Own Goal Scoring Record

Kazuyoshi Miura is 49 years of age and he bloody loves scoring. He loves sticking the ball in the back of the net so much, in fact, that he's been doing it since 1988 and, rather than embracing his midlife crisis with an entirely denim wardrobe, a cocktail waitress young enough to be his daughter and a big fucking motorbike, he's breaking his own goal scoring records in the Japanese second division.

'King Kazu' (best nickname, ever) came off the bench in the 69th with FC Yokohama trailing Cerezo Osaka 2-0. Six minutes later Miura decided to curl a right footed effort into the bottom corner, inspiring a dramatic late comeback victory, thanks to goals from Ibba and Tomoya Uchida.


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Despite his heroics at the age of 49 years, 5 months and 12 days, 'King Kazu' is not the oldest player to score in Japan's top league, with that honour belonging to Brazilian legend Zico, who found the net aged 41 years, 3 months and 12 days for Kashima Antlers. Here's hoping Yokohama earn promotion to the top tier, this season so Miura can take the honour from the Samba icon.

Miura has been capped 89 times for Japan, scoring 55 goals for his country.

Topics: Kazuyoshi Miura, Football, Japan

Joe Baiamonte
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