About Wigan Athletic

Wigan Athletic Football Club was founded in 1932, making them the most recently formed club in their current League One division. The team is nicknamed the Latics and wear a blue and white home kit.

 

Wigan play their home matches at the DW Stadium, which was built in 1999. The stadium has a capacity of 25,138 and is named after former Wigan chairman, Dave Whelan.

 

In the 2012-13 season, while still in the Premier League, Wigan won the FA Cup for the first time in their history. Ben Watson’s stoppage time goal gave Wigan a 1-0 victory over Manchester City at Wembley Stadium. Wigan also finished runners-up in the 2005-06 League Cup, losing 4-0 to Manchester United in the final.

 

After eight consecutive seasons in the Premier League, Wigan were relegated in the 2012-13 season. The club was again relegated from the Championship at the end of the 2014-15 season.

 

Andy Liddell is Wigan’s all-time leading league goalscorer, with 70 goals. Kevin Langley holds the record for the most league appearances for the club, 317. Notable former players from the club’s Premier League era include Hugo Rodallega, Jordi Gomez, Emile Heskey, Antonio Valencia, Leighton Baines, Jason Roberts and Jimmy Bullard.

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