49-year-old 'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Aug 7, 2016

49-year-old 'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Kazuyoshi Miura broke his record as the J. League’s oldest scorer on Sunday in stunning fashion, belting home an unstoppable effort from inside the box to kick start Yokohama FC’s 3-2 comeback win at Cerezo Osaka in their second-division game. The 49-year-old came on ...

'King Kazu' rewrites record

Jun 19, 2016

'King Kazu' rewrites record

Kazuyoshi Miura rewrote history as he headed in his first goal of the season at the age of 49 on Sunday, improving his own record of the oldest scorer in the J. League during Yokohama FC’s 2-1 defeat at home to FC Gifu in ...

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

Nov 13, 2015

Kasai, 43, sets sights on Olympic gold

For Japanese athletes, it appears 50 is the new 30. A day after former international Kazuyoshi Miura expressed a desire to continue playing J. League soccer into his 50s, ski jumper Noriaki Kasai has raised the prospect of extending his career in the daredevil ...

Nov 11, 2015

'King Kazu' inks new Yokohama deal

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura will enter the 31st year of his professional career after renewing his contract with Yokohama FC for next season, his club announced Wednesday. “I’m thankful to the club staff and supporters who always offer me support,” said the 48-year-old, ...

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Jun 28, 2015

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Iconic striker Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer by hitting the winner for Yokohama FC on Sunday. “King Kazu” came on with 12 minutes remaining against Mito HollyHock in the J. League second-division game, and found the net ...

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Apr 5, 2015

'King Kazu' rewrites scoring record

Former Japanese international Kazuyoshi Miura broke his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer with a header for Yokohama FC in a 3-2 defeat to Jubilo Iwata in the second division on Sunday. Miura scored at the age of 48 years, one month ...

Feb 26, 2015

'King Kazu' not considering retirement

Twinkle-toed former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura insisted he had no plans to slink off into retirement as he turned 48 on Thursday, ahead of his 30th year as a professional soccer player. Dressed in a dapper wine-red suit as he celebrated his birthday with ...

'King Kazu' chosen as JFA ambassador for World Cup

Jun 5, 2014

'King Kazu' chosen as JFA ambassador for World Cup

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura will be dispatched to Brazil as the Japan Football Association’s ambassador to the World Cup, the JFA said Thursday. Miura, 47, is scheduled to depart for Brazil on June 12 and return to Japan on June 20. “He is ...