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Kunishige Kamamoto (釜本 邦茂 Kamamoto Kunishige, born April 15, 1944 in Kyoto) is a former football player from Japanmarker, who won the bronze medal with the Japan national football team at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexicomarker, finishing as the tournament's top scorer with seven goals.

Kamamoto was the first Japanese league superstar, being the Japan Soccer League's top scorer 6 times with his club Yanmar Diesel, the forerunner to today's Cerezo Osaka. Upon retirement he became a manager and went across town to the local rivals, Gamba Osaka.

Kamamoto has been a politician since 1995 and the vice chairman of the Japan Football Association since July 1998.


Management career


  • Summer Olympics football top scorer : 1968
  • Japan Soccer League Top Scorer: 1968, 1970, 1971, 1974, 1975, 1976 (on his own), 1978 (shared with Carvalho).

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