Kohei Kudo (footballer)

Kohei Kudo (工藤 浩平, Kudo Kohei, born August 28, 1984) is a Japanese football player who plays for Tochigi City FC.

Kohei Kudo
工藤 浩平
Personal information
Full name Kohei Kudo
Date of birth (1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 38)
Place of birth Ichihara, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
JEF United Chiba
Number 8
Youth career
1995–2002 JEF United Ichihara
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2010 JEF United Chiba 180 (12)
2011–2014 Kyoto Sanga FC 130 (9)
2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 (0)
2015–2018 Matsumoto Yamaga FC 110 (20)
2018– JEF United Chiba 12 (0)
International career
2001 Japan U-17 3 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of end of 2018 season

Club careerEdit

Kudo was born in Ichihara on August 28, 1984. He joined J1 League club JEF United Ichihara (later JEF United Chiba) from youth team in 2003. He debuted in first season and played many matches as mainly substitute midfielder from 2004 season. JEF United won the champions in 2005 and 2006 J.League Cup. He became a regular as offensive midfielder in 2007. However the club results were sluggish and was relegated to J2 League end of 2009 season first time in the club history. In 2011, he moved to J2 club Kyoto Sanga FC. Although he could not play at all in the match for injury until August, he came back in September and won the 2nd place in 2011 Emperor's Cup. He played many matches as regular from 2012. In 2015, he moved to J1 club Sanfrecce Hiroshima. However he could hardly play in the match. In June 2015, he moved to newly was promoted to J1 League club, Matsumoto Yamaga FC. Although he played many matches, Yamaga finished at the bottom place in 2015 season and was relegated to J2 in a year. In July 2018, he re-joined J2 club JEF United Chiba for the first time in 7 years.[1]

National team careerEdit

In September 2001, Kudo was selected Japan U-17 national team for 2001 U-17 World Championship. He played all 3 matches.[2]

Club statisticsEdit

As of end of 2018 season[3][4][5][6]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Other Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J.League Cup Other1 Total
2003 JEF United Ichihara J1 League 2 0 0 0 1 0 - 3 0
2004 12 1 0 0 5 1 - 17 2
2005 JEF United Chiba J1 League 24 0 1 1 8 1 - 33 2
2006 10 0 1 0 6 0 2 0 19 0
2007 33 4 1 0 5 3 - 39 7
2008 32 2 1 0 7 0 - 40 2
2009 32 3 3 1 6 0 - 41 4
2010 J2 League 35 2 2 0 - - 37 2
Total 180 12 9 2 38 5 2 0 229 19
2011 Kyoto Sanga FC J2 League 11 3 6 1 - - 17 4
2012 42 4 2 1 - 1 0 45 5
2013 38 2 2 2 - 2 0 42 4
2014 39 0 2 0 - - 41 0
Total 130 9 12 4 - 3 0 145 13
2015 Sanfrecce Hiroshima J1 League 1 0 0 0 5 0 - 6 0
Total 1 0 0 0 5 0 - 6 0
2015 Matsumoto Yamaga FC J1 League 15 1 4 0 0 0 - 19 1
2016 J2 League 42 11 1 0 43 11
2017 41 8 0 0 41 8
2018 12 0 1 0 13 0
Total 110 20 6 0 0 0 116 20
2018 JEF United Chiba J2 League 12 0 0 0 12 0
2019
Total 12 0 0 0 12 0
Career total 433 41 27 6 43 5 5 0 508 52

1Includes A3 Champions Cup and Promotion Playoffs to J1.

Honors and awardsEdit

JEF United Chiba

Youth National Team CareerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ JEF United Chiba(in Japanese)
  2. ^ Kohei KudoFIFA competition record (archived)
  3. ^ JEF United Chiba(in Japanese)
  4. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "J1&J2&J3選手名鑑ハンディ版 2018 (NSK MOOK)", 7 February 2018, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411529 (p. 184 out of 289)
  5. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2017 J1&J2&J3選手名鑑 (NSK MOOK)", 8 February 2017, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411420 (p. 167 out of 289)
  6. ^ Nippon Sports Kikaku Publishing inc./日本スポーツ企画出版社, "2016J1&J2&J3選手名鑑", 10 February 2016, Japan, ISBN 978-4905411338 (p. 160 out of 289)

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