MIO Biwako Shiga

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MIO Biwako Shiga
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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
2014 12th
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 S.C. Kyoto. They were first called F.C. 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.

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