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The World's Oldest Professional Footballer Will Be In FIFA 21

Josh Lawless

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The World's Oldest Professional Footballer Will Be In FIFA 21

The world's oldest professional footballer is poised to be in FIFA 21 when it is released in October.

Kazuyoshi Miura, nicknamed 'King Kazu', is now 53 years of age but still plying his trade with Yokohama FC in his native Japan.

Having signed a new one-year contract in January this year, Miura is in his 35th season as a professional footballer and looks set to be in the new FIFA.


That's because having achieved promotion from the J2 League last term, Yokohama are now playing in the J1-League and the Japanese top flight is nailed on to be licensed by EA Sports once again.

Starting his career all the way back in 1986 when Lionel Richie was number one in the charts, he scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan and turned out for clubs such as Santos, Genoa, Dinamo Zagreb, Sydney Fc, Palmeiras, XV de Jaú and Coritiba.

He played for Verdy Kawasaki from 1990 to 1998 and made 192 appearances for the club, finding the net 100 times.

One of his other longest stints came when he turned out for Vissel Kobe from 2001 to 2005, making 103 appearances and notching 24 goals.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Incredibly, he's the only player from the FIFA 96 game to still be playing professionally and fans will now finally get to play with the record-breaker 25 years on.

Even better is the fact that he and fellow Japanese legend Shunsuke Nakamura, best known for being a free-kick king with Celtic and still going strong aged 42, play in the same Yokohama side and so you can play with the two cult heroes.

Age really is just a number.

Topics: gaming news, Football, FIFA 21, Japan

Josh Lawless
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