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Wigan Athletic F.C.
Full nameWigan Athletic Football Club
Founded1932
GroundDW Stadium
Wigan
Greater Manchester
England
Ground Capacity25,138
ChairmanDave Whelan
ManagerOwen Coyle
LeaguePremier League
2013/14Championship, 5th

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.

Warm-up at the DW Stadium.

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]

Season League Position
2000/01 Second Division 6th
2001/02 Second Division 10th
2002/03 Second Division Champions
2003/04 First Division 7th
2004/05 League Championship 2nd
2005/06 Premier League 10th
2006/07 Premier League 17th
2007/08 Premier League 14th
2008/09 Premier League 11th
2009/10 Premier League 16th
2010/11 Premier League 16th
2011/12 Premier League 15th
2012/13 Premier League 18th
2013/14 League Championship 5th

Former position[change | change source]


Managers[change | change source]

As listed on the official Wigan Athletic website.[1]

Period Manager
1932–37 England Charlie Spencer
1946–47 Scotland Jimmy Milne
1949–52 Scotland Bob Pryde
1952–54 England Ted Goodier
1954–55 England Walter Crook
1955–56 England Ron Suart
1956 Northern Ireland Billy Cook
1957 England Sam Barkas
1957–58 England Trevor Hitchen
1958–59 England Malcolm Barrass
1959 Jimmy Shirley
1959–60 Pat Murphy
1960 England Allenby Chilton
1961–63 England Johnny Ball
1963–66 Scotland Allan Brown
1966–67 Alf Craig
1967–68 England Harry Leyland
1968 Alan Saunders
1968–70 Scotland Ian McNeill
1970–72 England Gordon Milne
 
Period Manager
1972–74 England Les Rigby
1974–76 England Brian Tiler
1976–81 Scotland Ian McNeill
1981–83 England Larry Lloyd
1983–85 England Harry McNally
1985–86 Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
1986–89 England Ray Mathias
1989–93 Northern Ireland Bryan Hamilton
1993 England Dave Philpotts
1993–94 England Kenny Swain
1994–95 England Graham Barrow
1995–98 England John Deehan
1998–99 England Ray Mathias
1999–00 Scotland John Benson
2000–01 Scotland Bruce Rioch
2001 England Steve Bruce
2001–07 England Paul Jewell
2007 England Chris Hutchings
2007–09 England Steve Bruce
2009–13 Spain Roberto Martínez
 
Period Manager
2013 Republic of Ireland Owen Coyle
2013–14 Germany Uwe Rosler
2014–15 Scotland Malky Mackay
2015–16 Scotland Gary Caldwell
2016–17 England Warren Joyce
2017– England Paul Cook

Honours[change | change source]

League[change | change source]

Runners-up (1): 2004–05
Winners (1): 2002–03
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

Wigan's victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final qualified them for European football for the first time, earning them an automatic place in the group stage of the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League.

Season Competition Round Opponents Home Away Group position
2013–14 UEFA Europa League Group stage Slovenia Maribor 3–1 1–2 4th
Russia Rubin Kazan 1–1 0–1
Belgium Zulte Waregem 1–2 0–0

References[change | change source]

  1. "A role call of Wigan Athletic managers". Wigan Athletic FC. Retrieved 19 May 2013.