MIO Biwako Shiga (MIO びわこ滋賀, Mīo Biwako Shiga) is a Japanese football club based in Kusatsu, Shiga Prefecture, although they also play matches in Ōtsu and Konan.

MIO Biwako Shiga
MIOびわこ滋賀
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Full nameMIO Biwako Shiga
Nickname(s)Mi-O, Catfish
Founded2005
GroundKonan Stadium
Konan, Shiga
Capacity9,000
ChairmanKojin Gonda
ManagerMasafumi Nakaguchi
LeagueJapan Football League
20187th
WebsiteClub website
For the club in Kusatsu, Gunma, see Thespa Kusatsu.

They were promoted to Japan Football League for the first time at the end of 2007, and played their first season in 2008 where they finished 14th. "Biwako" is a reference to Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan.

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 2005 from the former Sagawa Express SC Kyoto. They were first called FC Mi-O Biwako Kusatsu and in 2007, upon promotion to the JFL they renamed themselves simply MIO Biwako Kusatsu.

In 2007 they took third place in the regional playoffs and were promoted to the JFL for the 2008 season.

In 2012 they renamed themselves MIO Biwako Shiga, in order to extend their fanbase to all of Shiga Prefecture, particularly the area around southern Lake Biwa where they have mostly played matches.

Current squadEdit

As of March 23, 2019.[1]Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Hisashi Hayashi
3   DF Masahiro Sugaya
4   DF Takumi Onda
5   DF Takahiro Urashima
6   MF Yusuke Matsuda
7   MF Kosuke Matsuda
8   MF Masayuki Shimizu
9   FW Ryosuke Monji
10   MF Ryogo Kamo
11   FW Kazuki Sakamoto
13   FW Yuto Aramaki
14   FW Naoto Sekiguchi
15   DF Ryohei Sonobe
16   MF Yuta Inagaki
17   MF Takuya Inouchi
No. Position Player
18   MF Nanto Okumura
19   DF Masato Osugi
20   FW Takaya Kuroishi
21   GK Kenta Mori
23   MF Daisuke Haraguchi
24   MF Hokuto Koyama
26   MF Shun Tsunoda
27   MF Jun Usami
28   DF Eishiro Kanda
30   MF Yuki Shinagawa
31   GK Hirotaka Nagatomi
32   FW Rikuto Kubo
41   GK Hironobu Yoshizaki

RecordsEdit

Season League Place Points GP W D L GS GA GD Emperor's Cup
2006 Kansai Soccer League
(Div. 1)
2 26 14 8 2 4 28 17 +11
2007 2 34 14 10 2 2 48 11 +37 2nd Round
2008 JFL 14 38 34 10 8 16 40 62 -22
2009 8 48 34 13 9 12 51 43 +8
2010 11 46 34 13 7 14 51 56 -5 2nd Round
2011 13 38 33 11 5 17 43 65 -22
2012 8 43 32 11 10 11 53 52 +1
2013 16 30 34 8 6 20 40 56 -16 1st Round
2014 12 22 26 6 4 16 24 50 -26
2015 11 34 30 9 7 14 36 41 -5 2nd Round
2016 9 40 30 11 7 12 38 45 -7 1st Round
2017 13 27 30 6 9 15 33 51 -18
2018 7 46 30 13 7 10 38 35 +3 2nd Round

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "選手紹介 - MIOびわこ滋賀". http://www.mio-biwako.com. Retrieved March 23, 2019. External link in |website= (help)

External linksEdit