Sagawa Shiga FC

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Sagawa Shiga F.C.
Full name Sagawa Shiga Football Club
Founded 2007
Ground Sagawa Express Moriyama Stadium
Moriyama City, Shiga
Manager Japan Masafumi Nakaguchi
League Japan Football League
2011 1st

Sagawa Shiga Football Club (佐川急便滋賀フットボールクラブ Sagawa Shiga Futtobōru Kurabu?), formerly Sagawa Express Soccer Club (佐川急便サッカークラブ Sagawa Kyūbin Sakkā Kurabu?), is an amateur Japanese association football club based in Moriyama, Shiga. They are members of the Japan Football League (JFL). The club formed in 2007 from a merger of two Sagawa Express corporation football clubs in JFL; Sagawa Express Tokyo S.C. and Sagawa Express Osaka S.C.. The Tokyo side had been in JFL since 2001 and the Osaka side since 2002. The announcement of the merger was on September 14, 2006 and its base would be moved to Shiga prefecture, the company's corporate base. Blue and silver are their team colours. Their home stadium is the Sagawa Express Moriyama Stadium in Moriyama, Shiga.

This merger of two strong teams in JFL proved successful. In their first year of competition in JFL they won the championship and eight of their players selected in JFL Best Eleven 2007. With the promotion of F.C. Mi-O Biwako Kusatsu to JFL, there will be Shiga derby matches in 2008 season. F.C. Mi-O also formed from Sagawa Express Kyoto S.C in 2005. Their first derby match will be played on March 16 at Moriyama and it is also the opening match of the 2008 season.

In 2008 the name of the team changed to Sagawa Shiga FC[1] in a bid to get the support of the local community.

On 16 October 2012, it was reported that Sagawa Shiga had notified JFL organization about their intention of withdrawal from JFL as of the end of 2012 season.[2]

Club records[edit]

Season Belonging league Matches Points Win Draw Lose Goal difference Goals For Goals Against Position
2007 JFL 34 83 26 5 3 +50 81 31 1
2008 34 47 12 11 11 +6 53 47 12
2009 34 66 19 9 6 +26 62 36 1
2010 34 62 17 11 6 +34 62 28 2
2011 34 70 23 1 9 +26 60 34 1

Current squad[edit]

As of February 14, 2011

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 Tomohiko Murayama
2 Japan DF Kota Shimizu
3 Japan DF Takuya Tomiyama
4 Japan DF Kensuke Taniuchi
5 Japan MF Jun Usami
6 Japan MF Masayuki Okamura
7 Japan MF Yuki Banba
8 Japan MF Nobuhito Takahashi
9 Japan MF Gen Nakamura
10 Japan MF Nobumitsu Yamane
11 Japan FW Yuta Iwanaga
13 Japan DF Shinya Hatate
14 Japan FW Yuta Hamada
15 Japan FW Hideyuki Takeya
No. Position Player
16 Japan MF Ryo Koike
17 Japan FW Masafumi Yonekura
18 Japan MF Yusuke Kushibiki
19 Japan DF Masato Osugi
20 Japan MF Tomoya Osawa
21 Japan GK Kenshin Fujii
22 Japan MF Akinori Motoe
24 Japan DF Yuta Narawa
25 Japan MF Toshiaki Mori
26 Japan MF Shohei Kiyohara
27 Japan DF Hiroshi Nomura
28 Japan MF Syuhei Yoshimura
29 Japan FW Sho Gokyu
33 Japan GK Koichio Morita
99 Japan FW Man Hong Yim

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