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EPL English Premier LeagueMiura Becomes the Oldest Player to Appear in the Top-flight J-League

Miura Becomes the Oldest Player to Appear in the Top-flight J-League

Kazuyoshi Miura became the oldest top-flight player to ever play in the J-League, at the age of 53.

At 53 years, 6 months and 28 days of age, the forward was named in Yokohama FC’s starting lineup against Kawasaki Frontale on Wednesday.

He shattered the previous record set by Masashi Nakayama with Consadole Sapporo in 2012 of 45 years, 2 months and 1 day.

Also, it was Miura’s first appearance in a J-League first-division match since 2007 after Yokohama was promoted after last season from the second division.

“I had a strong desire to serve my task and harness the emotions of everyone in that armband when I walked onto the pitch,” Miura said after the match.

Wearing the captain’s armband, Miura, who is known as “King Kazu,” played 53 minutes before being taken off in a game that Frontale finally won 3-2.

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