Tokyo: He's been teammates with the likes of Ruy Ramos, Hidetoshi Nakata, Dwight Yorke, Tomas Skuhravy, Patrick M'Boma and Park Ji-sung. All great players in their own right. All retired. Yet Kazuoyshi Miura still stands, celebrating his 54th birthday today, raring to go for Yokohama FC once more on the eve of the J.League's 2021 season. For those counting at home, that's a career that has spanned across five decades for the world's oldest active professional footballer.
When Miura signed his first professional contract with Santos in Brazil, Japan had yet to qualify for a FIFA World Cup, We Are The World won Record of the Year and Song of the Year and Sade won Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards, Out of Africa won Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Michael Jordan was playing in his second season in the NBA
His records and accolades are bottomless and they read like an entire edition of the Guinness Book of World Records on their own. .....
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