Read Up “The King is unstoppable.” Miura Kazu, who hails from Japan and is currently the oldest professional football player in the world, has extended his deal with Oliveirense despite being 56 years old.
On loan from Japanese Yokohama F.C., the player known as “King Kazu” is currently competing for a club in Portugal’s second division.
He initially moved to Portugal in January on loan for the remainder of the previous season, but Oliveirense have just revealed that Kazu has agreed to join them for the entirety of this season as well. He moved to Portugal in January on loan for the remainder of the previous season.
The veteran forward, who kicked off his professional career in Brazil with Santos in 1986, has previously played in Europe with Genoa and Dinimao Zagreb in the late 1990s. His professional career began in Brazil.
In 2000, he called it quits with the Japan national team, capping off his decade-long international career with 55 goals scored in 89 matches before hanging up his cleats.
He only appeared in three games while on loan in Portugal during the previous season, but he has committed to remain there for an additional year, so he will be looking to make a bigger impression this time around.
What a machine you are, at the age of 56 you’re still going strong!
An update on the condition of Dutch legend Edwin van der Sar has been provided by his agency following his admission to the hospital for a brain hemorrhage.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper is still receiving critical treatment after becoming seriously unwell while on vacation in Croatia.
“We are confident that it will work out,” Rob Jansen, his agent, said on the podcast KieftJansenEgmondGijp.
“Things aren’t going well, of course, but under control means not good and good.
“In this situation, you must defend the family. He is in capable hands. His wife Annemarie and her kid are present. The Netherlands keeps in touch with us about how to move forward.
He needs to get lots of rest. Although it is not insignificant, we are optimistic that everything will work out. A brain hemorrhage is a dangerous condition.
In 2009, Annemarie experienced it firsthand. She is familiar with a lot of what transpired back then.