Oldest professional Football Player
Oldest professional footballer scored in the first half to hand Yokohama FC the win over Thespakusatsu Gunma
THE oldest professional footballer in the world Kazuyoshi Miura scored a winner in the J League before showing off his dance moves during his celebration.
The 50-year-old slotted in a rebound for Yokohama FC against Thespakusatsu Gunma before wheeling away to perform a synchronised celebration with his teammates.
AP:Associated PressKazuyoshi Miura, 50, scored a first-half winner in the J2 League
Nicknamed ‘King Kazu’, the former Dinamo Zagreb man overtook Sir Stanley Matthews’ record and has now become the oldest player to net in the J League.
After his team saw out the 1-0 win in the J2 League, Miura said he sensed he was going to get on the score sheet before kick off.
He said: “I am always looking for opportunities to score goals. I was feeling particularly good today, and had a hunch that I might score.”Oldest player in the world King Kazu scor ed the winner in Japanese league two for for Yokohama FCKazuyoshi Miura's teammate shot to force a save from the 'keeper Kazuyoshi Miura was then on hand to fire in his goal
According to AFP, breaking Sir Matthews' record is not enough for the Japanese-born player who has intentions of playing until he is 60.
When surpassing Sir Matthews' record, the veteran was humble when talking about his achievement.
He told Fifa: "I don’t actually feel like I’ve gone past a legend. I may have surpassed him in longevity but I won’t ever be able to match his statistics and the career he had.