Soccer: "King Kazu" to play on in J-League top flight at age 54

Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest-ever player in the J-League top flight, will continue playing at age 54 with first-division Yokohama FC, the club said Monday. Known to fans as “King Kazu,” the former Japan striker will turn 54 on Feb. 26 in what will be the 36th year of a professional soccer career that began when he moved to Brazil as a teenager. Miura played four J1 games for Yokohama FC last season as the club returned to the top flight for the first time since 2007. “My aspirations and passion for soccer are only increasing,” Miura said in a statement through the club. Miura entered the record…

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