Who is the oldest footballer?
- Kazuyoshi Miura scored his first goal of the season on Sunday for Yokohama FC
- The 50-year-old struck the winner in the J-League second division match
- Miura is the oldest professional footballer ever and is still playing aged 50
Kazuyoshi Miura scored his first goal of the season on Sunday to become professional football's oldest goalscorer at the age of 50.
Miura, who plays for second division side Yokohama FC, scored the only goal in the 40th minute of his team's 1-0 win over Thespa Kusatsu.
'I'm glad to contribute to a win, ' Miura said. 'I'm always looking to score but had a good feeling about today's game.'
Kazuyoshi Miura, 50, scored his first goal of the season on Sunday for Yokohama FC
Miura took control of a deflection and fired an angled shot past goalkeeper Keiki Shimizu.
Last Sunday Miura, who turned 50 on February 26, played at the age of 50 years and seven days to beat former England international Sir Stanley Matthews' record for the oldest professional footballer by two days.
Matthews set the previous record when he played for Stoke City against Fulham at the age of 50 years and five days in 1965.
Miura's goal also means he breaks his own record as the J-League's oldest scorer.
Miura is playing in his 32nd professional season. He played for Brazil's Santos and Italy's Genoa early in his career, and represented Japan 89 times, scoring 55 goals, but never played at the World Cup.