TEAM

TEAM

ADVISORY BOARD

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.