Kazuyoshi Miura, often known simply as Kazu, is a Japanese footballer who plays as a forward for Yokohama FC in the J1 League. He played for the Japanese national team from 1990 to 2000, and was the first unofficial Japanese recipient of the Asian Footballer of the Year award in 1993 before it was adopted by the Asian Football Confederation. Miura, whose rise to fame in Japan coincided with the launch of the J.League in 1993, was arguably Japan's first superstar in football. He is also known for his trademark "Kazu Feint" and his famous "Kazu dance", when he scores great goals or produces great plays. Miura holds the records for being the oldest footballer and oldest goalscorer in worldwide professional leagues at the age of 50 and, as of 2020, is the oldest active professional footballer in the world at 53. His elder brother Yasutoshi was also a professional footballer.
About Kazuyoshi Miura
Striker who won the Asian Footballer of the Year award in 1993 and starred for the Japanese national team from 1990 to 2000, scoring 55 goals in 89 appearances.
He began his professional career with Santos in 1986.
He spent his club career with a number of teams, most notably with Kawasaki in the Japanese league, where he scored 100 goals in 192 appearances.
He grew up in Shizuoka City, Japan.
He and Ali Daei both received the Asian Footballer of the Year award during their careers.
Information related to Kazuyoshi Miura
- Asian Footballer of the Year winners
- Footballers at the 1994 Asian Games
- J.League MVPs
- Esporte Clube XV de Novembro (Jaú) players
- Footballers at the 1990 Asian Games
- Sydney FC players
- AFC Asian Cup-winning players
- Yokohama FC players
- Clube de Regatas Brasil players
- Vissel Kobe players
- Kyoto Sanga FC players
- Association football people from Shizuoka Prefecture
- Tokyo Verdy players
- Asian Games competitors for Japan
- Japanese expatriate footballers
- Japan Soccer League players
- GNK Dinamo Zagreb players
- Coritiba Foot Ball Club players
- Japan international footballers
- Expatriate footballers in Croatia
- Expatriate soccer players in Australia
- Genoa C.F.C. players
- Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras players