Saturday, 03 June 2023


Matsumoto Yamaga adopted the Rock Ptarmigan - a bird that lives high in the mountains of Nagano - as its mascot. The choice seems to have reflected two considerations: The team wanted to imitate nearby teams like Albirex, Kataller and Antelope FC by choosing local fauna as a mascot, but most of the really good choices (like the Japanese Serow) were already taken.

Nevertheless, the Ptarmigan's hardy and enduring character, as well as its cuddly appearance, seem to be a good fit for the team from mountainous Shinano. The only element that is hard to understand is the choice of a name. Perhaps somebody didnt know how to spell "Gonzo"? 

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