Wigan Athletic F.C.

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.

English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

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EFL Championship

Highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system after the Premier League.

Highest division of the English Football League (EFL) and second-highest overall in the English football league system after the Premier League.

Sunderland won the league in the first season since re-branding, with Wigan Athletic finishing second to win promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time in their history.

All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.

Wigan

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

Large town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas.

All Saints' Church was substantially rebuilt between 1845 and 1850.
Wigan Lane monument
Trencherfield Mill is an example of one of Wigan's mills being converted for modern use.
Wigan Civic Centre
The seal of Wigan was in use from the 17th century until 1922.
Wigan Town Hall
Aerial view of Wigan town centre
Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Town Centre
Museum of Wigan Life
The Boer War memorial in Mesnes Park
Latics and Warriors share the DW Stadium
Wigan International-standard pool, demolished 2008
George Formby, Jr in France during WWII
Wigan North Western railway station
The redeveloped Wigan bus station in 2018

The DW Stadium is home to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club.

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

Springfield Park (Wigan)

Multi-purpose stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Multi-purpose stadium in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

The Town End at Springfield Park in 1982

It was the home ground of Wigan Athletic F.C. until the club moved to the new JJB Stadium (now DW Stadium) after the 1998–99 season.

Wigan Borough F.C.

English football club from the town of Wigan, Lancashire.

English football club from the town of Wigan, Lancashire.

The following year, Wigan's Mayor chaired a public meeting at Queens Hall which resulted in the founding of Wigan Athletic.

DW Stadium

Stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

Stadium in Robin Park, in Wigan, within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England.

The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
The DW Stadium logo 2009–2018
The record attendance at the DW Stadium was on the final day of the 2007–08 Premier League, where Manchester United were crowned champions after beating Wigan Athletic
The final home Test for Great Britain against New Zealand, played at the stadium in 2007
The Wigan skyline, featuring the stadium
Average and highest attendances for Wigan Athletic at the stadium since the 2000–01 season
Average and highest attendances for the Wigan Warriors at the stadium

It is used by Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league club, the rugby league club having a 50 years lease on tenancy to play games at the stadium.

Scarborough F.C.

Association football club based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Association football club based in the seaside resort of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

Scarborough squad of 1885

The 1970s would prove to be a successful time for the club; Scarborough FC won the FA Trophy three times at Wembley Stadium, beating Wigan Athletic, Stafford Rangers and Dagenham in the process.

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

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.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium.

2013 FA Cup Final

The match was played at Wembley Stadium.
Manchester City's manager Roberto Mancini's position was a matter of speculation before the final.
Ben Watson (pictured in June 2013) scored the only goal of the final.
Members of the Wigan Athletic board holding the FA Cup trophy following their team's victory

The 2013 FA Cup Final was an association football match between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic on 11 May 2013 at Wembley Stadium in London, England, organised by the Football Association (FA).

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.

Cheshire County League

Football league founded in the north west of England in 1919, drawing its teams largely from Cheshire, surrounding English counties and North Wales.

Football league founded in the north west of England in 1919, drawing its teams largely from Cheshire, surrounding English counties and North Wales.

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.

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Boston United F.C.

Association football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Association football club based in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

Wrexham defender Ryan Valentine scores the penalty kick against Boston United which relegated The Pilgrims.
The Jakemans Stadium

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.