The achievements of the Oldest professional football (soccer) playerto score a competitive league goal have been recognised at a celebration evening in Japan.

Kazuyoshi Miura, a striker for Yokohama FC in the Japanese J2 League, is still scoring goals at the age of 50.

Born in 1967, Miura was 50 years and 14 days old when he scored at the Nippatsu Mitsuzawa Stadium in Yokohama, Japan, on 12 March 2017.

The veteran forward was presented with a Guinness World Records certificate to celebrate his achievement at the J League kickoff conference ahead of the new season in Tokyo on Thursday 15 February.

His goal in March 2017 proved to be decisive as his Yokohama site ran out 1-0 winners over Thespakusatsu Gunma.

Miura started his professional football career at Brazilian side Santos, before going on to have stints in Japanese teams Tokyo Verdy and Vissel Kobe. He has also played for Dinamo Zagreb, Genoa, Sydney FC and even had a trial at Bournemouth, before joining his current side at the age of 38.

To date the soccer star has netted 55 goals in 89 appearances for his country.

Miura, who turns 51 later this month, said it's an honour his name and record is registered in Guinness World Records, but added that he's soon going to break his own record, having signed a new contract with the club ahead of the 2018 season.

Oldest professional football (soccer) player to score a competitive league goal