50-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura breaks record as oldest goalscorer yet again

He has held the record as the oldest goal scorer in professional football since.

Japanese star Kazuyoshi Miura embedded his name in the history books after scoring the victor against Thespa Kusatsu, thereby becoming the oldest player to score a competitive goal at the age of 50 and 14 days.

Miura is in his 32nd season as a professional is nicknamed as "King Kazu" and is the second-highest goalscorer in the history of the Japanese national team.

And despite his age, he's still pretty nimble on his feet as he showed with his dancing celebration.

Miura, who played a handful of games for Sydney FC in 2005, has just managed to shade him at 50 years and 14 days. And the evergreen gentleman that he is, he brushed it aside claiming that there was no point comparing their careers.

In 1965, Stanley Matthews scored for Stoke against Fulham at 50 years and five days old.

He expressed his delight after grabbing the only goal of the match by saying: "I'm glad to contribute to a win".

Nowadays, even 40-year-old players scoring in the cut-throat world of professional football are considered tremendous achievements.

  • Julie Sanders