Kazuyoshi Miura, 55, joined Portuguese second-division club Oliveirense on loan
from J-League side Yokohama FC this week
Kazuyoshi Miura new adventure in Portugal represents a sixth country in which he
has played, following spells in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia, and Australia.
“Even though this is a new place for me, I’ll work hard to show everyone the kind of
play I’m known for,” said Miura, who will celebrate his birthday on 26 February.
He has previously said he plans to continue playing until he is 60.
Miura spent last season on loan at Suzuka Point Getters, scoring two goals in 18
appearances for the Japanese fourth-tier side who are managed by his older brother
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Yokohama acquired a majority stake in his new club, Oliveirense, in November.
Miura started his career with Brazilian side Santos in 1986 and became the oldest
player to score in a Japanese professional league game with his 2017 goal against
Thespakusatsu Gunma aged 50 years and 14 days.
Dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, he is one of the country’s most loved sportsmen and was
the face of the J League when it launched in 1993.
He scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan.