50-year-old Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura extends contract for 33rd pro season

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50-year-old Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura extends contract for 33rd pro season

One of the longest pro careers in soccer has been extended for another year.

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YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — One of the longest careers in soccer has been extended after 50-year-old striker Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his contract with second-division J-League club Yokohama FC on Thursday.

Miura, who will turn 51 on Feb. 26, will enter his 33rd professional season this year.

Miura played in 12 league games last year and scored one goal, breaking his own record as the J-League’s oldest scorer.

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Miura joined Yokohama FC in 2005 and became the oldest player to appear in a professional match at the age of 50 years and seven days last March, catching global media…

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