53 ok! Yokohama renewed ‘King Kazu’ J.League 2021
okohama FC team in the J-League battle agreed to renew the contract “King Kazu” Kazuyoshi Miura for another season. Exposure to be more involved in the game for the team’s winning goals.
Kazu said, “I renewed my contract with Yokohama FC, in 2021, I can still play football with happiness again “.
It was an unpleasant season for me. But my inspiration and passion for football is growing every day. This season as well, I want to be more involved in the game and work day by day with the goal of contributing to the victory of the team.
The 2021 season will be Miura’s 36th as a professional after starting his career with Santos in Brazil in 1986.
The striker is one of the most revered sportsmen in Japan and was at the forefront of the country’s football boom in the early 1990s when he was the poster boy of the newly launched league in 1993.
He led Verdy Kawasaki to the title in 1993 and 1994 before moving to Italy, where he spent a season in Serie A with Genoa. He has also had stints in Croatia and Australia as well as at other Japanese sides.
King Kazu won the Asian Cup with Japan in 1992 but missed out on representing his country on their debut appearance at the World Cup finals in France six years later. He scored 55 goals in 89 games for Japan.
The forward helped Yokohama secure promotion to Japan’s top division at the end of the 2019 season but played only four times in the 2020.
Miura, dubbed ‘King Kazu’ in Japan, turns 54 on Feb. 26.