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Yokohama FC's Forward Line Will Have A Combined Age Of 93 Years

Yokohama FC's Forward Line Will Have A Combined Age Of 93 Years

It was announced earlier this week that the king of free-kicks, Shunsuke Nakamura, has joined up with Japanese side Yokohama FC at the tender age of 41.

The former Celtic man will become the second oldest player in the team, behind Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura.

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Miura, who turned 52-years-old in February, is entering into his 34th season as a professional footballer.

He is currently the only active player who was playing when the J.League was formed in 1993.

In fact, Miura is the only player from FIFA Soccer 96 actively playing in professional football, so to see both these legends of the game playing in the same team will be quite something.

Image: PA
Image: PA
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There's experienced front lines and then there's these two, who have a combined age of 92. NINETY TWO!

One thing is for sure, Yokohama FC have got themselves one of the greatest free-kick takers of all time.

A few years ago, Nakamura took time out to appear on a Japan TV show and put his deadly free-kick abilities to the test.

The former Espanyol player was challenged to score free-kicks against a giant, robotic goalkeeper.

He proved he definitely still has it by converting several inch-perfect free-kicks into the back of the net with his wand of a left peg.

We can't wait to see these two combine in the J2 League this season.

Topics: Football News, Football

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

 

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