Kazuyoshi Miura just can’t stop. The oldest football professional in the world is going abroad again at the age of almost 56. They are loaned to Portuguese second division side UD Oliveirense.

Even at almost 56 years of age, it’s still not over: Kazuyoshi Miura, the oldest football professional in the world, is continuing his decades-long playing career and is moving on loan from FC Yokohama to the Portuguese second division team UD Oliveirense. Both parties announced this on Wednesday.

“Even though this is a new place for me, I will work hard to show everyone the kind of game I’m known for,” said the Japanese.

The 55-year-old had previously played for clubs in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia and Australia. Last season, Miura was loaned to Japanese fourth-tier side Suzuka Point Getters, coached by his brother Yasotoshi. Yokohama’s parent company holds a majority stake in his new club Oliveirense.

Miura, known locally as “King Kazu”, moved to Brazil from Japan in 1982 and made his debut for FC Santos four years later. As a professional, the attacker, who turns 56 on February 26, has played 37 seasons. Miura probably doesn’t want to end his career until he’s 60.

In 2020, he broke the Japan J-League age record when he started Yokohama at 53 years, six months and 28 days. In 2017, Miura became the oldest goalscorer to score in a professional game. Between 1990 and 2000, Miura scored 55 goals in 89 games for the national team.

This article was written by SID Editors