Kazuyoshi Miura breaks own record as J-League oldest scorer

Kazuyoshi Miura of the Yokohama FC celebrates after scoring his first goal of the season during a J-League match against the Thespa Kusatsu in Yokohama near Tokyo Sunday, March 12, 2017. Miura's goal on Sunday broke his own record as the J-League's oldest scorer at the age of 50. Last Sunday, Miura, who turned 50 on Feb. 26, played in a match at the age of 50 years and 7 days to beat former England international Stanley Matthews' longevity record. (Kyodo News via AP)
Kazuyoshi Miura, center, of the Yokohama FC celebrates with his teammates after scoring his first goal of the season during a J-League match against the Thespa Kusatsu in Yokohama near Tokyo Sunday, March 12, 2017. Miura's goal on Sunday broke his own record as the J-League's oldest scorer at the age of 50. Last Sunday, Miura, who turned 50 on Feb. 26, played in a match at the age of 50 years and 7 days to beat former England international Stanley Matthews' longevity record. (Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO — Kazuyoshi Miura scored his first goal of the season on Sunday to break his own record as the J-League's oldest scorer at the age of 50.

Miura, who plays for second division side Yokohama FC, scored the only goal in the 40th minute of his team's 1-0 win over Thespa Kusatsu.

"I'm glad to contribute to a win," Miura said. "I'm always looking to score but had a good feeling about today's game."

Miura took control of a deflected ball and fired an angled shot past the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Keiki Shimizu.

Last Sunday, Miura, who turned 50 on Feb. 26, played in a match at the age of 50 years and 7 days to beat former England international Stanley Matthews' longevity record.

Matthews set the previous record when he played for Stoke City against Fulham at the age of 50 years and 5 days in 1965.

The record for the oldest goal scorer in the J-League's top division belongs to Brazilian Zico who scored at the age of 41 years, 3 months, 12 days for Kashima Antlers.

Miura is playing in his 32nd season. He played for Brazil's Santos and Italy's Genoa early in his career, and represented Japan 89 times, scoring 55 goals, but never played at the World Cup.

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