|Full name||Koichi Kudo|
|Date of birth||February 4, 1909|
|Place of birth||Iwate, Iwate, Japan|
|Date of death||September 21, 1971(aged 62)|
|Place of death||Suginami, Tokyo, Japan|
|1927–1929||Waseda University High School|
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Kudo was born in Iwate, Iwate on February 4, 1909. In 1933, he graduated from Waseda University and he became manager for Waseda University. In 1936, he became assistant coach for Japan national team for 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Japan completed a come-from-behind victory against Sweden. The first victory in Olympics for the Japan and the historic victory over one of the powerhouses became later known as "Miracle of Berlin" (ベルリンの奇跡) in Japan. In 2016, this team was selected Japan Football Hall of Fame. In 1942, he became manager for Japan national team. In 1957, he managed Waseda University again until 1966.