World's oldest ever professional footballer Kazuyoshi Miura to play on age 57 after transfer move

Kazu Miura of UD Oliveirense during the Liga Portugal SABSEG match between Academico de Viseu and UD Oliveirense at Estádio Municipal do Fontelo on February 18, 2024 in Viseu, Portugal. (Photo by Pedro Loureiro/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images)
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The world’s oldest professional footballer will carry on for yet another year after agreeing a loan switch back to his native Japan with fourth-tier Atletico Suzuka Club at the age of 57.

Kazuyoshi Miura began his career back in 1986 with Brazilian side Santos and now joins his 17th club – if we are to count his brief return to Brazil and a second spell with his new club as separate stints, at least.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.