Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura added one other achievement to his age-defying profession on Saturday, making his debut for Portuguese second-tier Oliveirense at 56.
Miura, who joined Oliveirense on mortgage from Yokohama FC earlier this yr, got here on within the ninetieth minute of a 4-1 win at Academico de Viseu.
In accordance with a report on the Portuguese league’s web site, Miura’s look made him “the oldest footballer ever to play in Portuguese soccer, with 56 years, one month and 24 days.”
In his thirty eighth skilled soccer season, Miura has performed for a lot of golf equipment worldwide, together with Palmeiras, Genoa, Dinamo Zagreb and Vissel Kobe.
Portugal is the sixth nation Miura, dubbed “King Kazu” by followers, has performed in after beginning his globe-trotting profession with a spell at Brazil’s Santos in 1986.
He performed 89 occasions for Japan, successful the Asian Cup in 1992, and is the nation’s second-highest all-time scorer with 55 targets. His final worldwide match was in 2000.