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Wigan Athletic
Full name Wigan Athletic Football Club
Nickname The Latics
Founded 1932
Ground JJB Stadium, Wigan
Capacity 24,826
Chairman David Whelan
Manager Paul Jewell
League The Championship
2003-04 First Division, 7th
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Away colours

Wigan Athletic Football Club are a football team based in Wigan, England. They are known as the "Latics". In 2003 they were promoted to the Football League Championship for the first time.

Wigan Athletic were formed in 1932 following the demise of Wigan Borough the previous year. Wigan Athletic were the fifth attempt to stabilise a football club in the town following the demise of Wigan County, Wigan United, Wigan Town A.F.C and the aforementioned Wigan Borough.

Wigan Athletic played at Wigan Borough's Springfield Park ground until 1999 when the 25,000-seat JJB Stadium was built at Robin Park. Wigan was elected to the Football League as Northern League champions in 1978 in place of Southport who had finished bottom of the Fourth Division. It spent the next 25 years bouncing between the bottom two divisions of the Football League before winning the Division Two championship under Paul Jewell in 2002-03. Wigan finished seventh in the 2003-04 Division One campaign - just one place short of the promotion playoffs - and after their first 15 games of the 2004-05 Coca-Cola League Championship campaign are unbeaten leaders of the division. In 2005-06, top division football could well be played in Wigan for the first time ever.


  • 2002-03 - Second Division Champions
  • 2002-03 - Football League Cup Best Performance: 5th Round
  • 1998-99 - Auto Windscreens Shield Winners
  • 1996-97 - Third Division Champions
  • 1986-87 - FA Cup Best Performance: 6th Round
  • 1984-85 - Freight Rover Trophy Winners
  • 1981-82 - Promoted to Third Division
  • 1978 - Elected to Football League
  • 1975-76 - Northern Premier Shield Winners
  • 1974-75 - Northern Premier League Champions
  • 1973-74 - Northern Premier Shield Winners
  • 1972-73 - Northern Premier Shield Winners
  • 1971-72 - Northern Premier Cup Winners
  • 1970-71 - Northern Premier League Champions
  • 1964-65 - Cheshire League Champions
  • 1953-54 - Lancashire Combination Champions
  • 1952-53 - Lancashire Combination Champions
  • 1950-51 - Lancashire Combination Champions
  • 1947-48 - Lancashire Combination Champions
  • 1935-36 - Cheshire League Champions
  • 1934-35 - Cheshire League Champions
  • 1933-34 - Cheshire League Champions

Football League Championship 2004/05

Brighton & Hove Albion | Burnley | Cardiff City | Coventry City | Crewe Alexandra | Derby County | Gillingham | Ipswich Town | Leeds United | Leicester City | Millwall | Nottingham Forest | Plymouth Argyle | Preston North End | Queens Park Rangers | Reading | Rotherham United | Sheffield United | Stoke City | Sunderland | Watford | West Ham United | Wigan Athletic | Wolverhampton Wanderers

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Isthmian League (Prem, 1, 2) Records FA Vase
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  Results from FactBites:
Wigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (785 words)
Wigan is a large town in the north-west of England, in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, traditionally, and for postal purposes still, lying in the historic and geographic county of Lancashire.
Wigan is probably most famous for its pier, once an important loading/unloading building for the mills and collieries, now a popular local museum and nightclub.
The two teams now share the JJB Stadium Wigan Athletic were elected to the Football League only in 1978 and had little success for many years, but they have recently gained promotion to the F.A. Premier League and the 2005/06 season will be their first ever in the top flight.
Wigan Athletic - a 2000-01 (2057 words)
But that is not the point, the point is that Oldham Athletic, on their day of reckoning, once again failed to show the grit which they have done so well of late.
Wigan soon made their intentions known as moments later, with Oldham stretched at the back, Nicholls hit one just over from the edge of the box and then Haworth attempted a half-hearted shot.
As it was, Wigan would go in level at half time and with their tails up.
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