The oldest professional soccer player has decided he’s not old enough to call it quits yet.
Forward Kazuyoshi Miura, 56, has signed a new loan deal in Portugal, second division club Oliveirense posted on social media on Tuesday.
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Miura has been on loan from Japanese club Yokohama FC to Oliveirense since February and set the record for the oldest player in the Portuguese league by playing three games until the end of the season in May.
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In addition to Japan, Miura has played in Brazil, Italy, Croatia, and Australia. The former national team striker scored 55 goals in 89 appearances for Japan.
«Miura Kazu continues at UD Oliveirense,» said the Liga Portugal 2 winger on Twitter, without specifying the duration of the new contract.
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Last year, the owners of the Yokohama J-league J1 club became majority shareholders of Oliveirense.