MIO Biwako Shiga
MIOびわこ滋賀
Full nameMIO Biwako Shiga
Nickname(s)Mi-O, Catfish
Founded2005; 17 years ago (2005)
GroundKonan Stadium
Konan, Shiga
Capacity9,000
ChairmanKojin Gonda
ManagerMasafumi Nakaguchi
LeagueJapan Football League
202112th of 17
WebsiteClub website

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.

History

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.

League and cup record

Champions Runners-up Third place Promoted Relegated
League Emperor's
Cup
Season Division Tier Teams Pos. GP W D L F A GD Pts Attendance/G
2006 Kansai Soccer League
(Div. 1)
4 8 2nd 14 8 2 4 28 17 11 26 Did not qualify
2007 8 2nd 14 10 2 2 48 11 37 34 2nd round
2008 JFL 3 18 14th 34 10 8 16 40 62 -22 38 854 Did not qualify
2009 18 8th 34 13 9 12 51 43 8 48 996
2010 18 11th 34 13 7 14 51 56 -5 46 793 2nd round
2011 18 13th 33 11 5 17 43 65 -22 38 671 Did not qualify
2012 17 8th 32 11 10 11 53 52 1 43 637
2013 18 16th 34 8 6 20 40 56 -16 30 543 1st round
2014 4 14 12th 26 6 4 16 24 50 -26 22 644 Did not qualify
2015 16 11th 30 9 7 14 36 41 -5 34 894 2nd round
2016 16 9th 30 11 7 12 38 45 -7 40 680 1st round
2017 16 13th 30 6 9 15 33 51 -18 27 651 Did not qualify
2018 16 7th 30 13 7 10 38 35 3 46 512 2nd round
2019 16 9th 30 11 7 12 27 40 -13 40 553 1st round
2020 16 9th 15 6 2 7 23 27 -4 20 309 2nd round
2021 17 12th 32 10 7 15 35 48 -13 37 483 Did not qualify
Key

Current squad

As of 19 February 2022.[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Japan JPN Taito Okino
2 DF Japan JPN Hisashi Hayashi
3 DF Japan JPN Kotaro Takeda
4 DF Japan JPN Keita Saito
5 MF Japan JPN Takumi Murakami
6 DF Japan JPN Aiki Matano
7 MF Japan JPN Kaito Ikeda
8 MF South Korea KOR Cho Hyeong-in
9 FW Japan JPN Tatsuro Yamauchi
10 MF Japan JPN Ryogo Kamo
11 FW Japan JPN Sho Matsumoto
13 MF Japan JPN Kazuto Nishida
14 MF Japan JPN Ippei Kokuryo
15 DF Japan JPN Takanobu Nishimoto
16 FW Japan JPN Daiji Oguchi
17 FW Japan JPN Reo Takeshita
No. Pos. Nation Player
18 FW Japan JPN Shun Akiyama
19 DF Japan JPN Shinji Yamaguchi
20 DF Japan JPN Juta Nakanishi
21 GK Japan JPN Yuki Kido
22 DF Japan JPN Sota Watanabe
25 FW Japan JPN Akiyuki Hasegawa
26 MF Japan JPN Shun Tsunoda
28 MF Japan JPN Shunki Hashimoto
29 DF Japan JPN Ryo Nishiguchi (captain)
30 MF Japan JPN Reiji Saneyoshi
33 MF Japan JPN Naoki Ikehira
34 GK Japan JPN Koki Ito
41 GK Japan JPN Hironobu Yoshizaki
44 MF Japan JPN Hikaru Morishige
50 FW Japan JPN Glory Nagashima
MF Japan JPN Keita Takami

References

  1. ^ "選手・スタッフ". mio-biwako.com/. Retrieved February 12, 2022.