Kazuyoshi Miura Becomes Oldest Professional Player to Score a Competitive Goal

Tom WebbUK Staff WriterMarch 12, 2017

Japanese striker Kazuyoshi Miura entered the record books Sunday when he scored the only goal in Yokohama FC's 1-0 win over Thespa Kusatsu.

The veteran's match-winner meant he replaces former England international Sir Stanley Matthews as the oldest professional scorer of a competitive goal. Matthews previously scored at the age of 50 years and five days in 1965.

But Miura, who turned 50 in February, claimed the record for himself when he slotted home a rebound 40 minutes into Yokohama's win.

He celebrated the historic strike with a neat display of footwork—not bad for an old man!