MIO Biwako Shiga

MIO Biwako Shiga
Full name MIO Biwako Shiga
Nickname(s) Mi-O, Catfish
Founded 2005
Ground Konan Stadium
Konan, Shiga
Ground Capacity 9,000
Chairman Kojin Gonda
Manager Kotaro Nakao
League Japan Football League
2016 9th
Website Club home page
For the club in Kusatsu, Gunma, see Thespa Kusatsu.

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.

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.


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 squad

As of 23 October 2015[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Japan GK Takuya Kuwazuru
2 Japan DF Sugo Yoshizaki
3 Japan DF Hiroshi Hamada
4 Japan DF Kengo Takata
5 Japan MF Katsutoshi Yoshioka
6 Japan DF Yutaro Masuda
7 Japan MF Jumpei Yoshida
8 Japan MF Yu Ogata
9 Japan MF Taiki Tanimoto
10 Japan FW Tatsuya Saito
11 Japan FW Daichi Okamoto
13 Japan DF Hiroto Ishima
14 Japan MF Shungo Matsunaga
15 Japan DF Shinji Suzuki
16 Japan MF Kosei Omoya
17 Japan MF Taiki Tokunaga
18 Japan DF Yusaku Arikado
19 Japan DF Masato Osugi
No. Position Player
20 Japan FW Kazuki Sakamoto
21 Japan GK Kaoru Shiba
22 Japan MF Yuki Nishimura
23 Japan MF Ippei Kokuryou
24 Japan MF Jun Yanagisawa
25 Japan MF Seiya Murakami
26 Japan MF Genta Takahashi
27 Japan MF Takuya Nagae
28 Japan MF Kento Toda
29 Japan MF Minato Yoshida
30 Japan FW Yuki Matsumoto
31 Japan GK Hirotaka Nagatomi
32 Japan DF Yoshihiro Mitsuyuki
33 Japan MF Kenta Yoshikawa
34 Japan DF Kenta Anraku
35 Japan FW Makoto Ishihra
37 Japan MF Seiya Mochizuki

Former managers


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