OSAKA, JAPAN - MARCH 29: Kazuyoshi Miura of J.League XI scores the third goal during a charity match for those affected by Japan's earthquake and tsunami at Nagai Stadium on March 29, 2011 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

Kazuyoshi Miura has signed a new contract with Yokohama FC in the Japanese Second Division becoming the only J-League founder still active.

Japanese forward Kazuyoshi Miura has played professionally since 1986.

He’s now 51 years old and has signed a new contract with Yokohama FC in the Japanese Second Division.

“I updated the contract for the 2019 season,” Miura said to The Sport Bible.

BARCELONA, SPAIN - AUGUST 07: Sergi Samper of FC Barcelona enters the pitch ahead of the Joan Gamper Trophy match between FC Barcelona and Chapecoense at Camp Nou stadium on August 7, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

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The Spanish 24-year-old midfielder has joined former teammate Andres Iniesta at Japanese club Vissel Kobe.

“Thanks to everyone who always supports. I am grateful to everyone.”

“I will participate in many matches in one game, I will not waste it for one minute, one second,” he added.

“I think that I want to go face to face with a football and go to daily training with maximum power.”

He has now become the only J-League founder footballer still active.