Fifty-six-year-old striker Kazuyoshi Miura is travelling to Portugal ahead of another loan deal with second-tier Oliveirense, J. League top-division club Yokohama FC said Tuesday.

Miura was on loan from Yokohama FC to Oliveirense from February and set the record for the Portuguese league's oldest player while appearing in three games through the end of the season in May.

Portugal is the fifth country where Miura has played outside Japan, following stints in Brazil, Italy, Croatia and Australia.

Yokohama FC's owner restaurant operator Onodera Group, became a majority shareholder of Oliveirense in November.

The former Samurai Blue forward was central to the rise of Japanese soccer's popularity following the launch of the J. League in 1993 and scored 55 goals in 89 games for his country.

Miura also briefly represented Japan's futsal team in 2012, and was called up for the 2012 Futsal World Cup at the age of 45.

Oliveirense finished 10th out of 18 teams in the Portuguese second division last term.