Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura makes Oliveirense debut at 56 years old

Former Japan striker Kazu Miura watches an Oliveirsense game after signing on loan for the Portuguese club in 2023.
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Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura has become the oldest player to appear for a professional Portuguese club after coming on as a late substitute for Oliveirense against Academico de Viseu on Sunday.

Miura, who is affectionately known as 'King Kazu', joined the second-tier club on loan from Yokohama FC in his homeland in January.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.