Masato Kudo also played for the Vancouver Whitecaps and defended the colors of his country.
Japanese international striker Masato Kudo, who was the champion of his country and also played in MLS and Australia, died on Friday.
Kudo was a player who had “no arrogance and was always very nice to his teammates, the club and the fans,” said Tegevajaro Miyazaki, from the Japanese third division, where he was currently playing.
How Did Masato Kudo Die?
Former Japanese national team player Masato Kudo died on Friday during an operation.
The former Japanese national team player Masato Kudo has died at the age of just 32, according to his club team Tegevajaro Miyazaki. Kudo died on the operating table on Friday, where he had to undergo brain surgery.
The club specified that Kudo died of a rapid illness after brain surgery.
Kudo, who was a four-time Japanese international (2 goals), won the Japanese league in 2011 with Kashiwa Reysol and had short experiences in the North American MLS, with the Vancouver Whitecaps, and in Australia, with the Brisbane Roar.
“He had a wonderful personality and would come to training every morning with a beaming smile on his face,” said Warren Moon, the Brisbane manager. “We will miss him and we are wholeheartedly with his wife and his young daughter at this sad time,” he added.
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