The J-League soccer tournament in Japan enters its 18th season this March and one player has been a star right from the start. That player is Kazuyoshi Miura who now plays with J2 side Yokohama FC. King Kazu as he is still sometimes called holds the record of being the J-League’s oldest goalscorer at 43 and is looking to break this record again this year as he has no current plans to retire.
When Kazu began playing professional football there was no league here in Japan for him to join and he started his career with a tough apprenticeship in Brazil where he moved between 5 different teams including the famous Palmeiras and Santos. When the J-League began though in 1993 he was drawn back home and soon became one of the early stars of the competition. He moved abroad again to Italy and Yugoslavia but is now back in Japan and still going strong.
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