Kazuyoshi turns 54 as he makes his first appearance for Yokohama FC
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The oldest professional footballer on planet earth, Kazuyoshi Miura who is 54 years old made his first appearance in his 36th season of professional football for J-League team Yokohama FC
Kazuyoshi Miura, who is popularly known as Kazu was born on 26 February 1967. He is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Yokohama FC in the J1 League.
He played for the Japan national team from 1990 to 2000, and was the first Japanese recipient of the Asian Footballer of the Year award.
Miura, whose rise to fame in Japan coincided with the launch of the J.League in 1993, was arguably Japan’s first football maestro. He is also known for his trademark “Kazu Feint” and his famous “Kazu dance”, when he scores great goals or produces great plays.