"King Kazu" beats own J-League record
Former Japan international striker Kazuyoshi Miura, known as "King Kazu," rewrote his own record as the J-League's oldest goalscorer after bagging a goal at the age of 43 years, five months and 12 days.
Miura, who came on as a second half substitute for Yokohama FC, beat the Giravanz Kitakyushu goalkeeper to help his team to a 2-0 victory on Saturday.
Miura, who bettered his own record of 41 years, seven months and 29 days, said he had not previously cared for the title because his team had lost when he first gained the honour two years ago.
"I'm very happy, because we won today with my goal," said Miura.
"I just received a nice ball and I was able to hit it calmly. It went in as I had expected. I felt I was united with the supporters," Miura said of the spectators, who erupted into celebration.
Miura is the second-highest scorer in the history of the J-League with 152 goals, behind Consadole Sapporo striker Masashi Nakayama, who has 157.