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Shu Kamo
Personal information
Full nameShu Kamo
Date of birth (1939-10-29) October 29, 1939 (age 81)
Place of birthAshiya, Hyogo, Japan
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing positionForward
Youth career
Ashiya High School
1961–1964Kwansei Gakuin University
Senior career*
1965–1967Yanmar Diesel14(1)
Teams managed
1974–1984Nissan Motors
1985–1989Nissan Motors
1991–1994Yokohama Flügels
1999–2000Kyoto Purple Sanga
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Shu Kamo (加茂 周 Kamo Shu?, born October 29, 1939) is a former Japanese football player and manager. He managed Japan national team.


Kamo was born in Ashiya on October 29, 1939. After graduation from Kwansei Gakuin University, he played for Japan Soccer League club Yanmar Diesel from 1965 to 1967.

In 1974, Kamo became a manager for Nissan Motors. In 1991, he became a manager for All Nippon Airways (later Yokohama Flügels) and won the 1993 Emperor's Cup. In December 1994, he was named Japan national team manager, replacing Paulo Roberto Falcão. In October 1997, at the 1998 World Cup qualification final round, after 4 games, he was dismissed and assistant coach Takeshi Okada was promoted to be the new manager.

1998 FIFA World Cup qualification final round
# Date Venue Opponent Result
1 September 7 Japan Tokyo  Uzbekistan 6–3
2 September 19 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 0–0
3 September 28 Japan Tokyo  Korea Republic 1–2
4 October 4 Kazakhstan Almaty  Kazakhstan 1–1

In 1999, Kamo became a manager for Kyoto Purple Sanga until June 2000. From 2001, he managed a number of universities such as Shobi University, Osaka Gakuin University and his alma mater Kwansei Gakuin University. In 2017, he was selected to the Japan Football Hall of Fame.


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