Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
Wrexham defender Ryan Valentine scores the penalty kick against Boston United which relegated The Pilgrims.
Local entrepreneur Dave Whelan acquired the club in 1995, providing funds to move into the JJB Stadium, now named the DW Stadium after Whelan's sports shops, DW Sports.
The Jakemans Stadium
To signify the involvement of the local authority, Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council, Wigan Athletic have used their coat of arms as their club crest, from 1989 to 2008.
Wigan Athletic's first Premier League match against Chelsea
Former Wigan player Roberto Martínez managed the club to victory in the 2013 FA Cup Final, their first major honour.
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following the club's victory at the 2013 Final
David Sharpe and Will Grigg celebrating Wigan's promotion from League One to the Championship in 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Talal Al Hammad
Warm-up at the DW Stadium.
Antonio Valencia's £16 million sale to Manchester United in 2009 is the largest transfer involving Wigan Athletic.

However, their Northern Premier League title wins were not enough to gain them election to the Football League, and when they won the title in 1978 they surprisingly missed out on league status in favour of runners-up Wigan Athletic, who took the Football League place previously held by Southport.

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Wigan Athletic finished in second place in the Northern Premier League in the 1977–78 season, behind winners Boston United.

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Scunthorpe United F.C.

Professional association football club based in the town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

Professional association football club based in the town of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.

Chart of table positions of Scunthorpe in the Football League.
Glanford Park as seen from the Britcon stand

They contest Humber derby games with local rivals Grimsby Town and Hull City, as well as Lincolnshire derby games with Boston United, Gainsborough Trinity and Lincoln City.

The club finished as runners-up in the Midland League in 1947–48, and in 1950 was accepted into the Football League, ahead of Workington and Wigan Athletic when the league structure was expanded.

National League (English football)

Association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North, and National League South.

Association football league in England consisting of three divisions, the National League, National League North, and National League South.

Former League logo

In 1977 the Northern Premier and Southern Leagues agreed to only put forward one candidate each for election to the League and this proved successful with Wimbledon and Wigan Athletic gaining election to the League in 1977 and 1978.

Boston United

1977–78 Northern Premier League

The tenth season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, the northern areas of the Midlands and North Wales.

The tenth season of the Northern Premier League, a regional football league in Northern England, the northern areas of the Midlands and North Wales.

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