Wigan Athletic FC

Founded in 1932, Wigan Athletic, has only been a member of the English Football League since 1978. Their best result, a tenth position in the top division, was achieved in 2006. Besides that, their biggest merit is the FA Cup victory in the 2012-13 season after beating Manchester City in the final.

Basic facts

Founded: 1932
Country: England
City: Wigan

Home grounds

Springfield Park (1932-1999)
JJB Stadium (1999-2009)
DW Stadium (2009-)

Main trophies

FA Cup: 1

JJB Stadium
The JJB Stadium in 2005, before the name changed to DW Stadium.

History

When Wigan Athletic started its activity in 1932, which is relatively late for an English football club, had other local clubs such as Wigan County, Wigan Town, Wigan United and Wigan Borough existed for a while.

The Wigan club started climbing through the league system after finishing third in the Fourth Division in the 1981-82 season. After spending about two decades in Division 3 and Division 2, they could finally take the step to the top-flight in 2005. When they managed to stay in the exclusive Premier League for eight seasons in a row.

By Oscar Anderson

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League statistics

League record

Titles in total: 0
Premier League titles: 0
First participation: 1978-1979

All seasons

Season League Position Points Notes
2018-19 Championship 18 52  
2017-18 League One 1 98 Promoted
2016-17 Championship 23 42 Relegated
2015-16 League One 1 87 Promoted
2014-15 Championship 23 39 Relegated
2013-14 Championship 5 73  
2012-13 Premier League 18 36 Relegated
2011-12 Premier League 15 43  
2010-11 Premier League 16 42  
2009-10 Premier League 16 36  
2008-09 Premier League 11 45  
2007-08 Premier League 14 40  
2006-07 Premier League 17 38  
2005-06 Premier League 10 51  
2004-05 Championship 2 87 Promoted
2003-04 1st Division 7 71  
2002-03 2nd Division 1 100 Promoted
2001-02 2nd Division 10 64  
2000-01 2nd Division 6 75  
1999-00 2nd Division 4 83  
1998-99 2nd Division 6 76  
1997-98 2nd Division 11 62  
1996-97 3rd Division 1 87 Promoted
1995-96 3rd Division 10 70  
1994-95 3rd Division 14 52  
1993-94 3rd Division 19 45  
1992-93 2nd Division 23 41 Relegated
1991-92 3rd Division 15 59 Promoted
1990-91 3rd Division 10 69  
1989-90 3rd Division 18 53  
1988-89 3rd Division 17 56  
1987-88 3rd Division 7 72  
1986-87 3rd Division 4 85  
1985-86 3rd Division 4 83  
1984-85 3rd Division 16 59  
1983-84 3rd Division 15 61  
1982-83 3rd Division 18 54  
1981-82 4th Division 3 91 Promoted
1980-81 4th Division 11 47  
1979-80 4th Division 6 55  
1978-79 4th Division 6 55  

Premier League – facts, stats and history

References:
Premier League by Gunnar Persson

Image sources:
Bill Boaden