Shunsuke Nakamura aims to help Yokohama FC reach J1

Soccer / J. League Jul 16, 2019

Shunsuke Nakamura aims to help Yokohama FC reach J1

Former Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura vowed Tuesday to "return the favor" to Yokohama FC for showing faith in him at age 41. Speaking at his introductory news conference, Nakamura said he aimed to help the J. League second-division club earn promotion to Japan's top tier. The ...

'King Kazu' still driven by passion at age 52

Soccer / J. League Feb 27, 2019

'King Kazu' still driven by passion at age 52

A day after his 52nd birthday, former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura said Wednesday his "passion" for soccer was driving him to continue playing at a professional level. "My passion for soccer has not changed since I turned pro at the age of 18," Miura, a ...

'King Kazu' wants to continue reign

Soccer / J. League Oct 8, 2017

'King Kazu' wants to continue reign

by Andrew McKirdy

Fifty-year-old soccer legend Kazuyoshi Miura insists he has no plans to retire any time soon, even joking that the day he stops will be "the day I die." "I'm planning to play next year," Miura told The Japan Times ahead of Yokohama FC's second-division game ...

Golden oldie Miura hits winner for Yokohama FC

Soccer / J. League Mar 12, 2017

Golden oldie Miura hits winner for Yokohama FC

Kazuyoshi Miura rewrote his own J. League second-division record as the oldest goalscorer at 50 years and 14 days on Sunday, the Yokohama FC striker netting the lone goal in a 1-0 win over Thespakusatsu Gunma. In the 40th minute at Mitsuzawa Stadium, former Japan ...

Evergreen Miura extends Yokohama FC contract

Soccer / J. League Jan 11, 2017

Evergreen Miura extends Yokohama FC contract

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest active player in the J. League at 49, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC for this season, the second-division club said Wednesday. "I hope to keep fighting with all my might together with people involved with the ...

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

Soccer / J. League 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 in ...