Discussion in 'World Football' started by Minty, May 30, 2017.
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Different gravy mate ay..
Could watch him all day..
The wee touch and turn is * phenomenal, my favourite player ever outside of Celtic 100%
Yep. Playstation football and looking like he's still loving it. The bobble on that pitch was ridiculous and he still improvised..
He's right up there as 1 of the goat's for me without a shadow
Luckily got to see him in the flesh once out there..
I think Jedvaj can pick where he wants to play vs. England: LB, CB, RB or even striker. I had already written the game off in the 90th as a brave, but slightly underwhelming draw. And then players leave Spanish strikers unmarked, during a corner. Bench is screaming to watch out for that, but we just refuse to lose the ball. This game just smacks of the Russian summer. Mental fortitude!!!
Well done Sweden and Lustig
Galatasaray fans at training before they play Besiktas
That Turkish league is mental as *, fener down near the bottom, besiktas way behind too.
Reminds me of the Saudi Arabian under 16’s team that beat Scotland.
That was like that team that played Scotland many moons ago in the youth Cup.
Ffs, he looks about 40, I'll dye my hair blonde they'll not notice.
He’s the type of player we need.
He may have started his career way back in 1986 but there's no sign of Kazuyoshi Miura slowing down yet - the 51-year-old has signed a new contract with Japanese side Yokohama FC.
The striker, who won the last of his 89 Japan caps some 19 years ago, will now play in the Japanese second division until at least the age of 52 - an age he reaches next month.
"I will not waste it for one minute, one second," he said.
"I think that I want to go face to face with football and go to daily training with maximum power."
Miura was born in the same month as Italy legend Roberto Baggio, who retired in 2004, and broke Stanley Matthews' record as the oldest professional to score a goal in 2017.
He failed to score in nine appearances in the 2018 season, which saw Yokohama lose in the play-offs.
In 1982, aged just 15, Miura left Japan to travel to Brazil to pursue his football dream. He was eventually signed by Santos, for whom he made his professional debut in 1986 at the age of 19.
Miura left Santos for Palmeiras later that same year. One of his team-mates at Palmeiras was Mirandinha, who in 1987 became the first Brazilian to play in English football after joining Newcastle United for £575,000.
Miura was top scorer and MVP of the inaugural Japanese J.League season in 1993, seeing off star imports such as Gary Lineker and Zico to both accolades.
His J.League exploits saw him become the first Japanese recipient of the Asian Player of the Year award in 1993.
He made his Japan debut in 1990 and fired the country to their first ever World Cup appearance in 1998 by scoring 14 goals in qualifying. However, he was controversially omitted from the final squad for France and retired from international football two years later, having scored 55 goals in 89 appearances.
He has played in Europe for Genoa and Dinamo Zagreb, winning the Croatian league title with the latter in 1999.
Joined current club Yokohama FC as a 38-year-old in 2005. Has since made over 250 league appearances for the club.
I'd do the exact same thing. I Don't get players who stop playing at 33-36. I'd be playing for free if I had to in a * league until I could no longer walk
Australia football on BT Sports right now, ex hun Matt McKay playing.
Just copped sore one on the jaw
Michael McGlinchey playing also
Good goal from Gael Clichy against Trabzonspor