Former Japanese footballer Kunishige Kamamoto is considered one of the legendary players to ever play for the Japanese national football team. He has played for his national team for more than 13 years after making his debut back in 1964. Kamamoto is regarded as the “Club legend” by his fans as he spent his whole football career playing for the football club Yanmar Diesel, now named Cerezo Osaka. At his prime, he was a very skillful footballer who played excellently as the winger. He is mainly the central forward and striker for his team. He has scored 75 international goals for his national team until now and assisted his teammates in many matches.
Kunishige Kamamoto is currently the 12th-highest all-time international goal scorer. He has been rewarded with honors in his playing days, like the Japanese footballer of the year award seven times. Kamamoto is widely regarded as one of the best attackers in this sport due to his precise shooting, passing skills, leadership quality, and versatility during the game. This biography on retired Japanese football player Kunishige Kamamoto covers some of the important moments from his early life to date.
Kunishige Kamamoto: Quick Facts:
|Full name||Kunishige Kamamoto|
|Date of birth||15-04-1944|
|Father’s name||Not available|
|Mother’s name||Not available|
|Brother’s/Sister’s name||Not available|
|Height||5.10 feet (1.78 m)|
|Weight||78 Kg (172 pounds)|
|Body measurement||Chest size: N/A Waist size: N/A Biceps: N/A|
|Body type||Athletic body|
|Eye color||Black color|
|Hair color||Black color|
|Shoe size||11 (US)|
|Children name||Not available|
|Net worth||Around 3 million dollars|
|Playing position||Striker and central forward|
|Social media presence||None|
|Source of Income||Football Club salary and additional bonuses|
|Last Updated||January 2022|
Japanese international footballer Kunishige Kamamoto was born in a middle-class family in Japan called Kyoto. We currently do not have any information about his parents and siblings. We will update the information soon. Showing good football skills early. He grew up playing football with his friends. Kamamoto used to play for his university’s football team, where he also became the top scorer. He used to everyone with his first touch, dribbling skills, and passes. The Japanese superstar footballer also led his junior football team to win the prestigious Emperor’s trophy.
He was one of the crucial players of the Waseda University football team that won multiple trophies. The talented child was soon recruited in the ranks of the Cerezo Osaka football club where he was featured for the senior squad in his first year. He played with number 10 on his jersey during his prime playing days at his football club. Likewise, he used Kamamoto as his name in his club and his national team kit during his career. Starting as a forward in his early football playing days, he excelled at many attack positions.
Kunishige Kamamoto Age, Height, Weight, and Body measurement
Japan Soccer League winner Kamamoto was born on 15-04-1944, making him 77 years old. He follows Buddhisim as the religion and his Zodiac (horoscope) sign is Aries. He started playing football in the playground of his birthplace before finally getting recruited in the ranks of the Waseda University football team.
Since then he has been playing at a high level, making him one of the greatest football players on the Japanese national football team. Kamamoto has an athletic body during his playing days and he stands 5.10 feet tall. He has evenly matched weight for a professional athlete, as he weighs around 172 pounds (78 kilograms) at normal.
He has black color eyes and black color hair. He is very professional and takes very care of his body, training, and diet even at 77. Kamamoto uses a shoe size of 11 inches (US). We currently do not have any information about his body measurement. We will update the information very soon.
Japanese legendary footballer Kamamoto follows Buddhist religion and his Zodiac sign is Aries.
Kunishige Kamamoto Net Worth
According to multiple sources, Kunishige Kamamoto is worth around 3 million dollars to date. Footballer Kunishife for only one Japanese football club Cerezo Osaka football club in his professional football career. Therefore a major part of his current net worth constitutes football club salary, additional bonuses, endorsement, and sponsorship deals he earned during his playing days. He has also made 76 appearances for his national football team Japan after his debut in 1964.
He earned a significant salary playing for his national team in his prime playing days. This amount makes Kamamoto one of the highest-paid players in the Japanese football league. We currently do not have any information about his car collection, properties, Investments, and other forms of wealth. We will update the information very soon.
Who is Kunishige Kamamoto Wife?
We do not have any information about his wife at the moment. Similarly, we also do not have any information regarding his children. We will update the information very soon. Kamamoto has an athletic and fit body even at this old age and being a professional football player, he maintains his diet and exercise routine.
Kunishige Kamamoto Style of Play and playing position
Kunishige Kamamoto is one of the iconic football players to ever play in Japanese football history. His shooting, crossing, and dribbling qualities in his playing days make him one of the best attackers in the Japanese premier league.
Kamamoto was very excellent in dribbling and shooting. In his prime playing days, he was unstoppable as he had a brilliant first touch and good football skills. The Japanese Soccer League winner was also famous for his excellence in the one vs one situation against opposition defenders and the goalkeeper. Kamamoto has won several major trophies like the Japanese Soccer league title in his professional football career. He has played mostly as a central forward, striker, and sometimes as the winger in his professional career.
Kunishige Kamamoto Social media Platform
According to our research, we could not find any social media accounts owned by Kunishige Kamamoto. There may be a chance his representatives may be using his social media accounts. But we do not have any concrete proof of it yet. We will very soon update the information about his social media presence.
Kunishige Kamamoto FIFA 22 rating
Japanese iconic footballer Kamamoto is a retired professional footballer. He does not have a player rating in FIFA 22 as he is not playing for any club or the country anymore. However, FIFA may release a prime icon card for the legendary footballer in the future. We are not sure about it. The FIFA 22 game has prime icon cards for legendary footballers like Diego Maradona, Gerd Muller, and Pele.
- Growing up in the suburbs of Kyoto, Kunishige Kamamoto started playing at a very early age.
- He impressed his high school football coach and secured his place in the team while growing up.
- Kamamoto helped his Waseda University football team to win the two successive league titles and the Emperor’s Cup.
Kunishige Kamamoto Professional Career (Playing from 1967-1984)
- Kunishige Kamamoto joined the Cerezo Osaka football club at the age of 23. He got to play for the senior squad in his first year.
- Similarly, the next season, he scored the most goals in the league. He helped his team win the Emperor’s Cup.
- Kamamoto again outscored every player in the league. He became the top scorer helping his team win the first league title.
- In addition, between 1974 and 1975, his club won the two successive league titles and the Emperor’s Cup.
- Kunishige Kamamoto is the Japanese all-time top scorer. He is 12th-highest all-time international goal scorer in football history. (As of 2022)
- He is an iconic Japanese footballer who has scored 75 goals in 76 appearances for his national football team.
Trophies and titles:
- Japanese Soccer League champion with Cerezo Osaka football club.
- Emperor’s Cup winner with Cerezo Osaka football club.
- Bronze medal winner in Olympics football game with Japanese national football team.
- Seven times Japanese footballer of the year award.
- Top scorer in Olympic football game in 1968.
- Top scorer in the league seven times.