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Japan's 'King Kazu' joins Portuguese side at 55

sportsbrief.com -- Feb 01
Japanese football star Kazuyoshi Miura extended his decades-long playing career on Wednesday less than a month before his 56th birthday, joining Portuguese second-division outfit Oliveirense on loan.

Miura, known as "King Kazu" in his homeland, made his debut in 1986 with Brazilian side Santos and has played 37 seasons as a professional.

His move to Portugal will see him play in a sixth country after stints in Brazil, Japan, Italy, Croatia and Australia.

Last season he played for Japanese fourth-tier side Suzuka Point Getters -- managed by his older brother Yasutoshi -- on loan from J-League team Yokohama FC. ...continue reading

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