Hisao Kami

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Hisao Kami
上 久雄
Personal information
Full name Hisao Kami
Date of birth (1941-06-28) June 28, 1941 (age 78)
Place of birth Hiroshima, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1957–1959 Sanyo High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1972 Nippon Steel 85 (5)
Total 85 (5)
National team
1964–1968 Japan 15 (0)
Teams managed
1980–1983 Nippon Steel
1987–1989 Nippon Steel
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Hisao Kami (上 久雄, Kami Hisao, born June 28, 1941) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He played for Japan national team.

Club career[edit]

Kami was born in Hiroshima Prefecture on June 28, 1941. After graduating from high school, he joined Yawata Steel (later Nippon Steel) in 1960. The club won 1964 Emperor's Cup. In 1965, Yawata Steel joined new league Japan Soccer League. He retired in 1970. He played 85 games and scored 5 goals in the league. He was selected Best Eleven in 1966 and 1967.

National team career[edit]

In October 1964, Kami was selected Japan national team for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[1] At this competition, on October 16, he debuted against Ghana. He also played as regular player at 1966 Asian Games and 1968 Summer Olympics qualification. However, he was not selected Japan for 1968 Summer Olympics. He played 15 games for Japan until 1968.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

After retirement, Kami became a manager for Nippon Steel in 1980 as Teruki Miyamoto successor. However, the club was relegated to Division 2 first time. He resigned in 1983. In 1987, he returned to Nippon Steel and managed until 1989.

National team statistics[edit]


Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1964 1 0
1965 3 0
1966 5 0
1967 4 0
1968 2 0
Total 15 0



  1. ^ "Hisao Kami Biography and Statistics". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
  2. ^ a b Japan National Football Team Database

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