Striker, Aged 51, Renews Contract

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 52 next month, has extended his record as the J-League’s oldest player after renewing his contract with Yokohama FC, the club said. The veteran footballer, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited onfield style, will kick off his 34th…

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 52 next month, has extended his record as the J-League's oldest player after renewing his contract with Yokohama FC, the club said.

Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura.

The veteran footballer, admiringly nicknamed "King Kazu" for his spirited onfield style, will kick off his 34th career season this year, the second division club announced Friday.

"I thank fans for supporting me all the time," Miura said in a brief statement.