Takeshi Kamo

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Takeshi Kamo
Personal information
Full name Takeshi Kamo
Date of birth (1915-02-08)February 8, 1915
Place of birth Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Date of death March 26, 2004(2004-03-26) (aged 89)
Place of death Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
Years Team
???? Hamamatsu Daiichi High School
1932–1937 Waseda University
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1936 Japan 2 (0)

Takeshi Kamo (加茂 健, Kamo Takeshi, February 8, 1915 – March 26, 2004) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team. His brother Shogo Kamo also played for Japan national team.

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Kamo was born in Hamamatsu on February 8, 1915. In 1936, when he was a Waseda University student, he was selected the Japan national team for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. At this competition, on August 4, he debuted against Sweden. Japan completed a come-from-behind victory against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. On August 7, he also played against Italy. He played 2 games for Japan in 1936. His younger brother Shogo Kamo was also an Olympic footballer for Japan.

On March 26, 2004, Kamo died of heart failure in Kawasaki at the age of 89. He was the last surviving member of his football team from the 1936 Olympics.

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Japan national team
1936 2 0
Total 2 0

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