Yokohama FC’s return to the top-tier of Japanese football means the world’s oldest professional footballer, Kazuyoshi Miura, will be available on FIFA 21.
The FIFA 21 game is already generating a fresh buzz of excitement ahead of its release on October 9, with Kylian Mbappe confirmed as the cover star. Past greats, like Franz Beckenbauer and Francesco Totti, are also expected to feature. So why not add the oldest footballer to the mix as well?
Kazuyoshi Miura maybe 53 years old, but he won’t be hanging up his boots just yet. In fact, he signed a contract extension at Yokohama FC in January until next year.
The club ended a 12-year stint in the J2 League in 2019 by winning promotion back to the top-tier division, the J1 League. Therefore, they’ll be available on FIFA 21 as EA Sports covers the Japanese first division.
NEW #FIFA21 CAREER MODE TEAM 🇯🇵
Yokohama FC got promoted to the J1 League and will be in the next FIFA!
They have the oldest ever football player, Kazuyoshi Miura, who is currently 53 years old! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/mgkbXbqX6m
— FifaCMTips (@FifaCMTips) July 28, 2020
So Kazuyoshi, who is in his 35th consecutive season as a professional, will be available for FIFA 21 users.
The striker started his playing career in Brazil with Santos before returning to Japan in 1990. He then proceeded to beating the likes of Gary Lineker and Zico to the J-League’s MVP award.
Perhaps to nobody’s surprise, Kazuyoshi is the oldest goalscorer in football history as well following his goal against Thespa Kusatsu in March 2017, as per The Guardian.
Kazuyoshi also represented Japan at international with 89 caps and 55 goals before retiring in 2000. He also became the man from his homeland to win the Asian Player of the Year in 1992.
For more details on the upcoming FIFA 21 game, check out the link below.