The 55-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura signed a loan agreement with Oliveirense, a Portuguese second division team, according to the BBC.

Although Kazuyoshi Miura, a Japanese striker, is about to celebrate his 56th birthday, he is still literally making moves in football, according to BBC.

“Miura, in his fifth decade as a professional footballer, has joined Portuguese second-division side Oliveirense on loan from J-League outfit Yokohama FC,” it wrote.

In November, Yokohama had purchased the majority stake in his new club, Oliveirense.

The oldest goal scorer in Japanese professional league football, Miura, who turns 56 on June 26, said that his new venture in Portugal marked his sixth country of play after stints in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia, and Australia.

“Even though this is a new place for me, I’ll work hard to show everyone the kind of play I’m known for,” said Miura, who will celebrate his birthday on 26 February.

“He has previously said he plans to continue playing until he is 60. Miura spent last season on loan at Suzuka Point Getters, scoring two goals in 18 appearances for the Japanese fourth-tier side who are managed by his older brother Yasutoshi,” BBC wrote.

Amazingly, Miura started his career with Santos in Brazil in 1986. In 2017, he scored against Thespakusatsu Gunma and became the oldest player to score in a Japanese professional league game at the age of 50 years and 14 days, according to the website.

“Dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, he is one of the country’s most loved sportsmen and was the face of the J League when it launched in 1993. He scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan,” the BBC reported.


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