A 50-year-old pro soccer player in Japan scored a goal to beat 52-year-old record

Kazuyoshi Miura has had quite the career. The Japenese striker has been playing professionally for quite a while, having started his career in 1986. He has played for well known Brazilian clubs Santos and Palmeiras, while also sporting the jerseys of Genoa, Dinamo Zagreb and others. 

Over the weekend, he made history. Playing for Yokohama FC if the J2 League (Japan’s second division), he scored the winner in the 1-0 victory over Thespa Kusatsu to become the oldest professional goal scorer. He passes Stanley Matthews’ 52-year-old record. 

Check it out.

What a moment. Sure, he is a bit slow but at 50, what do you expect? He gets enough of it to bag the winner, and that’s a moment he will carry with him forever.

Remember, age is just a number.

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