Bio
Toru Kamikawa
Born: 1963-06-08
Intl. since: 1998-01-01
Hometown: Ebina City
Country: Japan
Speaks: Japanese, English
Occupation: Clerk and Referee
Hobbies: Reading, cycling and music

Kamikawa, before becoming a referee, played football as a forward. In 1981 he represented Japan at a youth level. In 1991 he finished his playing career the Japan Soccer League, he played for the Fujita S.C side.

Great career

In 1994 Kamikawa received the JFA's top referee license. He received his FIFA badge in 1998.

In 2002 Kamikawa became Asian Football Association (AFC) Referee of the Year. In 2003 he was the J. League Referee of the Year.

merits

Toru Kamikawa's was a full-time referee. He was very experienced, having officiated matches for the AFC Asia Cup 2004, the Club World Championship 2005 as well as many preliminaries for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Kamikawa refereed one match in the 2002 and three in the 2006 World Cup, one being the third place playoff match between Germany and Portugal.

WC 2002

When co host country Korea's referee Kim was sent home after the first stage, FIFA had to send home Kamikawa as well, not because he wasn't good enough, but because it wouldn't look right to Korea to have him stay. Politics....

Retired

In january 2007 Kamikawa quit refereeing entirely partly because of a knee injury and joined the Japan Football Association to help younger referees in developing their skills.

FIFA

Kamikawa is a member of the FIFA referee committee.

Did you know
ONCE

  • Iran striker Mohammad Ali Karimi once kicked him in the shin after Kamikawa sent off a team-mate.
  • Kamikawa refereed a match between Luch-Energia Vladivostok and Spartak Moscow in 2006 in Vladivostok. He was the first Asian referee to officiate a Russian Premier League match.
Statistics
Statistics for TORU KAMIKAWA
Totals Home Away Total
Penalties 1 1 2
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 50 62 112
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 2 3 5
Averages Home Away Total
Penalties 0.04 0.04 0.04
Fouls 0 0 0
Yellow 1.85 2.3 2.07
YellowRed 0 0 0
Red 0.07 0.11 0.09

Based on 27 international matches

Matches
MATCHES FOR TORU KAMIKAWA
Date Score Yellow Red Penalties Fouls
Asian Cup 2007 qualifiers
KuwaitAustralia2006-09-062 - 0 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006
3rd placeGermanyPortugal2006-07-083 - 1 5 (2-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageEnglandTrinidad and Tobago2006-06-152 - 0 6 (1-5)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stagePolandEcuador2006-06-090 - 2 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Kirin Cup
BulgariaScotland2006-05-111 - 5 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Club World Cup 05
5th placeAl AhlySydney FC2005-12-161 - 2 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1/4 finalsSydney FCDeportivo Saprissa2005-12-120 - 1 6 (2-4)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2005 u17
group stageMexico u17Turkey u172005-09-221 - 2 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageChina u17Costa Rica u172005-09-151 - 1 5 (3-2)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2006 qualifiers - Asia
3rd stageSaudi ArabiaKuwait2005-06-033 - 0 7 (3-4)2 (0-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
3rd stageUzbekistanSaudi Arabia2005-02-091 - 1 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
2nd stageIranJordan2004-06-090 - 1 3 (0-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2004
group stageBahrainQatar2004-07-211 - 1 6 (2-4)0 (0-0)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)
friendly
AustraliaTurkey2004-05-211 - 3 0 (0-0)0 (0-0)1 (1-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002
group stageIrelandCameroon2002-06-011 - 1 4 (3-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2002 qualifiers - Asia
2nd stageQatarChina2001-09-071 - 1 4 (1-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageThailandLebanon2001-05-302 - 2 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageSri LankaLebanon2001-05-280 - 5 4 (2-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageChinaIndonesia2001-05-135 - 1 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageQatarHong Kong2001-03-112 - 0 3 (1-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
1st stageQatarMalaysia2001-03-045 - 1 3 (0-3)1 (0-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 2001 u20
3rd placeParaguay u20Egypt u202001-07-080 - 1 6 (4-2)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
round of 16Brazil u20Australia u202001-06-274 - 0 6 (3-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageNetherlands u20Ecuador u202001-06-211 - 1 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
Asian Cup 2000
group stageKorea RepublicIndonesia2000-10-193 - 0 2 (1-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
group stageIraqThailand2000-10-122 - 0 3 (2-1)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)
WC 1999 u17
group stageGhana u17Spain u171999-11-111 - 1 7 (4-3)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)0 (0-0)