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Koji Kondo
Personal information
Full name Koji Kondo
Date of birth (1972-04-28)April 28, 1972
Place of birth Kariya, Aichi, Japan
Date of death April 17, 2003(2003-04-17) (aged 30)
Place of death Toyoake, Aichi, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder, Defender
Youth career
1988–1990 Shizuoka Gakuen High School
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1998 Gamba Osaka 133 (4)
Total 133 (4)
National team
1994 Japan 2 (0)
  • Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Koji Kondo (今藤 幸治 , Kondo Koji, April 28, 1972 – April 17, 2003) was a Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography

Kondo was born in Kariya on April 28, 1972. After graduating from Shizuoka Gakuen High School, he joined Matsushita Electric (later Gamba Osaka) in 1991. From 1992, he played as regular player at many positions, midfielder and side-back. However at 1996 Emperor's Cup on December 29, he hit his head with opponent. A brain tumor was found by the examination. This match became his last match. He left the club in June 1998. He played 133 games and scored 4 goals in the league.

On May 22, 1994, Kondo debuted for the Japan national team against Australia. He played as right side-back. On May 29, he also played against France. He played 2 games for Japan in 1994.

On April 17, 2003, Kondo died of brain tumor in Toyoake at the age of 30.

Statistics

Club performance League Cup League Cup Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Japan League Emperor's Cup J. League Cup Total
1991/92 Matsushita Electric JSL Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 Gamba Osaka J1 League - 3 0 9 0 12 0
1993 28 0 2 0 2 0 32 0
1994 38 0 3 0 3 0 44 0
1995 43 4 4 1 - 47 5
1996 24 0 3 0 9 0 36 0
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Country Japan 133 4 15 1 23 0 170 5
Total 133 4 15 1 23 0 170 5
Japan national team
Year Apps Goals
1994 2 0
Total 2 0
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