The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.
Chart of yearly table positions since Wigan's election into the Football League
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.
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.

Wigan competed in the Cheshire County League for the first nine seasons of the club's existence, winning three league titles before being placed in the Lancashire Combination in 1947.

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The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

Lancashire Combination

Football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92.

Football league founded in the North West of England in 1891–92.

The attacking player (No. 10) attempts to kick the ball beyond the opposing team's goalkeeper, between the goalposts, and beneath the crossbar (not shown) to score a goal.

In 1982 it was finally merged with the Cheshire County League to form the North West Counties League.

Wigan Athletic

Chorley F.C.

Semi-professional football club based in Chorley, Lancashire, England.

Semi-professional football club based in Chorley, Lancashire, England.

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Chorley joined the Cheshire League in the 1972–73 season, finishing as runners-up in 1975–76, and another two times in 1976–77 and 1981–82.

In the first round of the 2020–21 FA Cup, as a sixth-tier club they defeated League One side and 2013 champions Wigan Athletic.

Fleetwood Town F.C.

English professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire.

English professional association football club based in the town of Fleetwood, Lancashire.

Antoni Sarcevic's free-kick in the 2014 play-off final won Fleetwood's first promotion to League One in their history.
Percy Ronson stand at Highbury Stadium
Exterior of the main stand of Highbury Stadium

They initially competed in the Cheshire County League and then joined the North West Counties League in 1982.

According to a 2019 survey called, Fleetwood supporters named Blackpool (83%), Morecambe (74%) and Accrington Stanley (62%) as their biggest rivals, with Preston North End (51%) and Wigan Athletic (47%) following.