Masato Kudo

Japanese association football player

Masato Kudo (工藤 壮人, Kudo Masato, born May 6, 1990) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Masato Kudo
Personal information
Full name Masato Kudo
Date of birth (1990-05-06) May 6, 1990 (age 32)
Place of birth Suginami, Tokyo, Japan
Date of death October 21, 2022(2022-10-21) (aged 32)
Place of death Miyazaki, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Forward
Youth career
2006–2008 Kashiwa Reysol
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2015 Kashiwa Reysol 189 (66)
2016 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 (2)
2017–2018 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 30 (4)
2019 Renofa Yamaguchi FC 27 (4)
2020–2021 Brisbane Roar 15 (4)
2022 Tegevajaro Miyazaki 21 (3)
Total 299 (83)
National team
2013 Japan 4 (2)
Honours
Kashiwa Reysol
Winner J1 League 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2013
Winner Emperor's Cup 2012
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
Runner-up J1 League 2018
Representing  Japan
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of end of the 2019 season

BiographyEdit

Kudo was born in Suginami, Tokyo on May 6, 1990. He joined J1 League club Kashiwa Reysol in 2009. Although he debuted in 2009, Kashiwa was relegated to J2 League end of the 20092 season. He played many matches from 2010 and Kashiwa won the J2 champions in 2010. In 2011, Kashiwa won the J1 champions. Kashiwa also won the champions in 2012 Emperor's Cup and 2013 J.League Cup. He played 179 matches and score 66 goals in 7 seasons. In 2016, he moved to Major League Soccer club Vancouver Whitecaps. In 2017, he returned to Japan and joined Sanfrecce Hiroshima. Hiroshima won the champions in 2018 J1 League. In 2019, he moved to J2 club Renofa Yamaguchi FC and played in 1 season. In December 2020, he signed with A-League club Brisbane Roar.

In July 2013, Kudo was selected the Japan national team for 2013 East Asian Cup. At this tournament, he debuted and scored a goal against China on July 21. He played 4 games and scored 2 goals for Japan in 2013.

Kudo died on October 21, 2022 from complications of brain surgery, at the age of 32.[1]

StatisticsEdit

[2][3]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2009 Kashiwa Reysol J1 League 3 0 2 0 0 0 - 5 0
2010 J2 League 27 10 2 1 - - 29 11
2011 J1 League 25 7 3 2 2 0 - 30 9
2012 33 13 5 2 4 2 6 0 48 17
2013 33 19 2 0 4 2 12 6 51 27
2014 34 7 2 0 10 4 - 46 11
2015 34 10 3 0 2 1 8 4 47 15
CanadaLeague Open Canada Cup League Cup North AmericaTotal
2016 Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 2
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2017 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 18 3 3 3 4 1 - 25 7
2018 12 1 2 2 5 2 - 19 5
2019 Renofa Yamaguchi FC J2 League 27 4 2 1 - - 29 5
AustraliaLeague Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2020/21 Brisbane Roar A-League
Country Japan 246 74 26 11 31 12 26 10 329 107
Canada 17 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 18 2
Australia
Total 263 76 26 11 31 12 27 10 347 109

[4]

Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2013 4 2
Total 4 2

ReferencesEdit

  1. "元日本代表FW工藤壮人が32歳で死去。水頭症の診断で手術、17日からICUで治療も帰らぬ人に". Goal. 21 October 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  2. Masato Kudo at National-Football-Teams.com  
  3. Masato Kudo at J.League (in Japanese)  
  4. Japan National Football Team Database

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