Wigan Athletic FC

Sport Soccer
Country England England
Home town Wigan
Founding year 1897
Website www.wiganlatics.co.uk

Wigan Athletic Football Club is an English football club based in the city of Wigan in Greater Manchester. They currently feature in the English Premier League and have been playing top flight English football since 2005.

Wigan Athletic play their home matches at the JJB Stadium, which can hold a crowd of 25,138. They share their stadium with the rugby league club Wigan Wanderers. Wigan Athletic bear the nickname the Lactics.

Wigan Athletic were formed in 1932, which makes them the youngest club playing in the English Premier League at the moment. They shocked the footballing world in England when they beat Carlisle United 6-1 in the FA Cup in the 1934-1935 in the first round, thereby creating a Cup record for the biggest victory by a non-league club over a league club.

Wigan Athletic were the founding members of the Northern Premier League in 1968 and by late 1970s were playing in the Football League.

Local millionaire David Whelan bought Wigan Athletic in 1995 and two years later Wigan won the Division Three title and gradually rose through the league strata and eventually managed to climb to the English Premier League at the end of the of the 2004-2005 season.

Wigan Athletic have been playing Premiership football since the 2005-2006 season but they usually have to struggle in the lower half of the league table.

  • 1 League Cup Final 2005
  • Football League Second Division Champions 2003
  • Football League Third Division Champions 1997

Show more less

  • Improve This Page Latest edit by Subhankar Mondal
  • Share this page:

Match Results

Aston Villa

Aston Villa played a game against Wigan Athletic that ended in a draw (2 - 2) Premier League - almost 2 years ago

Arsenal

Arsenal won a game against Wigan Athletic (4 - 1) in the Premier League - almost 2 years ago

Swans

Swans won a game against Wigan Athletic (3 - 2) in the Premier League - almost 2 years ago

Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic won a game against West Brom (3 - 2) in the Premier League - almost 2 years ago

Latest Articles

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 14/5

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 14/5

Manchester City secured one of the English title on one of the most memorable final days in history, while Juventus completed an unbeaten season and Villarreal were relegated in Spain. Continue reading

  1. Profile image 32x32

    Grace Jo Jones - Thank you SO much Neil – we’re absolutely therllid with our photographs! Not only did the finished work exceed our expectations, but it has been a great pleasure getting to know you, working with you and having you around on the day – you really brought some great fun to the day along with your obvious professionalism.We’ve had so many compliments, both about you on the day, and also on the shots – we can’t thank you enough!Jo and Rich Jonesx

    over 2 years ago

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 7/5

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 7/5

Juventus clinched the Serie A title in Italy, while Manchester City moved a step closer to the English crown with a 2-0 victory over Newcastle on another big weekend of European football. Continue reading

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 30/4

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 30/4

Juventus moved ever closer to the Scudetto, while Real Madrid did the same in Spain, and the pressure in the Champions League races in England and Italy turned up a notch. Continue reading

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 23/4

Weekend Developments From Europe's Top Leagues 23/4

It a defining weekend in the world’s biggest leagues with Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester City making big moves while Dortmund won the German title. Continue reading

  1. Profile image 32x32

    Najure Noticed you made a stop in my home town....Welcome to the Windy City!! Good luck to your boy Aaron....this will be an interesting fight codeinsring Ross Pearson is VERY hungry to fight in the UFC. I liked Pearson in the Ultimate Fighter's Season 9...but I'll be cheering for your boy...LC

    over 2 years ago

Team Roster

Name Position
Juan Carlos García defender
Leon Barnett defender
Emerson Boyce defender
Román Golobart Benet defender
Robert Kiernan defender
Scott Carson goalkeeper
Róger Espinoza Ramírez midfielder
James McClean midfielder
Jordan Robinson defender
Andy Delort forward