Adrián Espárraga
Chief Football Officer

Adrián Espárraga has worked in professional football since 2010 in different countries across Europe as Spain, England, France, Andorra and Belgium. He began his professional career in Málaga CF, reaching quarter-finals of Champions League as a first-timer club, where he eventually worked his way up to Head of Analysis and Technical Director. After a season in Tottenham as a scout, he was back to Spain, to work close to Eduardo Macià, one of the best European Director of Football, in Real Betis Balompié. They also worked together in Leicester City FC and Girondins Bordeaux, achieving good sporting results linked to a self-financing strategy. Before joining KMSK Deinze, he develop his own project, bringing an Andorran club to play the previous round of the UEFA Conference League.
He believes in the mix of management, talent scouting, player development and sciences to reach the best player performance and club results and their combination with the business strategy in a multi-club ownership to increase the market value of the sport brands.

Education & Career related to football:
  • Málaga CF (Spain), Head Coach of Match Analysis and Technical Director 2010-2014
  • Tottenham Hotspur (England), Scout 2015
  • Real Betis Balompié (Spain), Senior Scout & Assistant to Director of Football 2015-2016
  • Leicester City FC (England), Senior Scout & Assistant to Director of Football 2016 - 2019
  • Girondins Bordeaux FC (France), Senior Scout & Assistant to Director of Football 2019-2020
  • Athletic Escaldes (Andorra), Director of Football 2021-2022
  • KMSK Deinze (Belgium), Director of Football 2022 - Current
Katsutoshi Fujimoto
Global Business Development Manager

Katsutoshi (Toshi) has been developing his career basically in global business development and its operation. From the early stage of his career he has been dedicated to business developments; established a shop in Vietnam, and established a baby food D2C start-up. After that, he joined Japan Tobacco, which is one of the biggest tobacco companies in the world. He was engaged in the global operational planning of vaping devices based in Hong Kong, which was the center of the company strategy at that time.
Toshi has a strong passion to maximize the potential of football by leveraging the power of Asia since he got interested in football business when he was a university student. Therefore he decided to utilize his expertise in the Global Business Development and Operation area for the football industry which has been his passion for almost 10 years. Toshi is really excited to move forward the MCO club business and connect it to ACAFP’s global football business.

Education & Career related to football:
  • Business Development Director at Tabusha.Inc
  • Head of Business Development at Kazamidori.Inc
  • Human Resources Department at Japan Tobacco Inc.
  • Global Operational Planner for Heated Tobacco Devices at JT International Asia Pacific, Hong Kong
  • Internship at Sports Human Capital, the J-League certified business school, 3rd class in 2017
  • Studied Sports Business in USA selected as a scholarship student of Young Ambassador Program of Japan public-private initiative


Kunishige Kamamoto
Football Ambassador

Kunishige Kamamoto, known as the legend in Japan, participated in the Tokyo Olympics while he was at the Waseda university, and joined football club Yanmar Diesel after graduation. He made an amazing performance both in the Japan League and as a player for the national team of Japan. One of his biggest achievements was to become a top scorer at the Olympics in Mexico 1968. He scored 7 goals and helped Japan get the bronze medal. He scored 202 goals in total in the Japan League, played 76 games and scored 75 goals for the national team, which gives him a scoring rate of 98%. For a long time, this record was the international record and to this day it is still the record in Japan. As a member of the House of Councilors and also a member of the board of directors of the Japan Football Association, he played a crucial role in bringing the 2002 World Cup to Japan. He was elected for the first Japan Football Hall of Fame in 2005 at the youngest age, and he received the Order of the Rising Sun in 2014. After his retirement, he became a head coach at Yanmar Diesel and Gamba Osaka. Also he has held more than 1,300 soccer classes throughout Japan, teaching the joy of football to more than 500,000 children, and continues to contribute to the development of the football industry.
The legend got excited to hear about the project vision of ACA Football Partners and he will be sharing his rich experience and supporting ACAFP’s further challenges from Japan as our football ambassador.