Kazuyoshi Miura

1967 - Today

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Kazuyoshi Miura (三浦 知良, Miura Kazuyoshi, born 26 February 1967), often known simply as Kazu (nicknamed "King Kazu"), is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Japan Football League club Suzuka Point Getters on loan from Yokohama FC.He played for the Japan national team from 1990 to 2000, and was the first Japanese recipient of the IFFHS Asia's Footballer of the Year award. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kazuyoshi Miura has received more than 2,087,268 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Kazuyoshi Miura is the 81st most popular soccer player (up from 248th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Japan (up from 258th in 2019) and the most popular Soccer Player.

Kazuyoshi Miura is most famous for being the oldest professional footballer in the world. He is a Japanese footballer who plays as a forward for Yokohama F. Marinos.

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Among soccer players, Kazuyoshi Miura ranks 81 out of 16,880Before him are Leônidas, Andriy Shevchenko, Alisha Lehmann, Rivaldo, Gordon Banks, and Francesco Totti. After him are Eric Cantona, Guillermo Stábile, Bebeto, Jean-Pierre Adams, Gylmar dos Santos Neves, and Miguel Muñoz.

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Among people born in 1967, Kazuyoshi Miura ranks 9Before him are Kurt Cobain, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Roberto Baggio, Mikheil Saakashvili, and Jürgen Klopp. After him are David Guetta, Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Kane, Carla Bruni, Denis Villeneuve, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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Among people born in Japan, Kazuyoshi Miura ranks 102 out of 6,048Before him are Emperor Kōan (-427), Tarō Asō (1940), Abe no Seimei (921), Jun'ichirō Tanizaki (1886), Kiichiro Toyoda (1894), and Kenzō Takada (1939). After him are Prince Shōtoku (574), Tomoyuki Yamashita (1885), Sakamoto Ryōma (1836), Emperor Go-Kōmyō (1633), Emperor Kōshō (-505), and Emperor Higashiyama (1675).


Among soccer players born in Japan, Kazuyoshi Miura ranks 1After him are Kakuichi Mimura (1931), Kunishige Kamamoto (1944), Ko Arima (1917), Masao Nozawa (null), Shunichi Kumai (1910), Yozo Aoki (1929), Hideo Sakai (1909), Hiroaki Sato (1932), Toshio Iwatani (1925), Akira Kitaguchi (1935), and Tameo Ide (1908).