Wigan Athletic F.C.
|Full name||Wigan Athletic Football Club|
Wigan Athletic Football Club is an English football club. The club plays in the Championship, currently managed by Owen Coyle. They play their home games at the DW Stadium. In 2013 they won the FA Cup, and so they played in the UEFA Europa League in the season 2013/14. A few days later they were relegated from the English Premier League to the Football League Championship, becoming the first FA Cup-winning side to be relegated in the same season. Manager Roberto Martínez left the club shortly after to join Everton. Owen Coyle replaced him.
Supporters[change | change source]
Wigan Athletic Official Supporters Club (formally known as Wigan Athletic Supporters Travel Club) is the official supporters' association of Wigan Athletic Football Club. The supporters club are a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and meet before home matches in the South Stand Bar.
Rivalries[change | change source]
One of Wigan Athletic's longest and recently forgotten rivalries was with nearby Lancashire based club Chorley. Since Wigan Athletic's admission to the Football League in 1978, the club has built up several rivalries, mainly with Bolton Wanderers.
League position[change | change source]
Former position[change | change source]
Managers[change | change source]
As listed on the official Wigan Athletic website.
Honours[change | change source]
League[change | change source]
- Football League Championship (English second tier)
- Runners-up (1): 2004–05
- Football League Second Division (English third tier)
- Winners (1): 2002–03
- Football League Third Division (English fourth tier)
- Winners (1): 1996–97
- Promoted (1): 1981–82
Cup[change | change source]
- Winners (1): 2012-13
- Runners-up (1): 2005-06
- Runners-up (1): 2013
- Winners (2): 1984–85, 1998–99
|2013–14||UEFA Europa League||Group stage||Maribor||3–1||1–2||4th|
References[change | change source]
- "A role call of Wigan Athletic managers". Wigan Athletic FC. Retrieved 19 May 2013.