|Full name||Hisao Kami|
|Date of birth||June 28, 1941|
|Place of birth||Hiroshima, Japan|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
|1957–1959||Sanyo High School|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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Kami was born in Hiroshima Prefecture on June 28, 1941. After graduating from Sanyo 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.
In October 1964, Kami was selected the Japan national team for 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 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.
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.
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