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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2004–05 Football League

The 106th completed season of The Football League.

The 106th completed season of The Football League.

Wigan Athletic were promoted to the Premier League as Championship runners-up.

Chimbonda playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2007

Pascal Chimbonda

French former professional footballer who played as a right-back.

French former professional footballer who played as a right-back.

Chimbonda playing for Tottenham Hotspur in 2007

In 2005, he moved to Premier League club Wigan Athletic for their first ever season in the top flight.

Manchester City F.C.

English football club based in Bradford, Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

English football club based in Bradford, Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football.

St. Marks (Gorton) in 1884 – the reason for the cross pattée on the shirts is now unknown
The Manchester City team which won the FA Cup in 1904
Chart of yearly table positions of City in the Football League.
Manchester City supporters invade the pitch following their 2011–12 Premier League title win.
Manchester City moved into their new complex at the Etihad Campus adjacent to the City of Manchester Stadium in 2014.
Manchester City's stadium and shirt have been sponsored by Etihad Airways since 2009.
Manchester City players before a UEFA Champions League match in 2017. (Top row, left to right: Ederson, Walker, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Stones, Nicolás Otamendi. Bottom row, left to right: Agüero, Leroy Sané, David Silva, Fabian Delph, Jesus. Delph, Silva, Sané Otamendi & Agüero have since left the club.
Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Current City manager Pep Guardiola
Manchester Derby, 6 November 2021
The City of Manchester Stadium – the home of Manchester City since 2003

In the Champions League, the club was eliminated at the group stage for a second successive season, while a second FA Cup final in three seasons ended in a 1–0 defeat to relegated Wigan Athletic.

Canvey Island F.C.

Football club based in Canvey Island, Essex, England.

Football club based in Canvey Island, Essex, England.

After winning 1–0 against Football League clubs Wigan Athletic and Northampton Town in both the first and second round, they lost 4–1 at Burnley in the third round.

Bullard playing for Ipswich Town in 2011

Jimmy Bullard

English former professional footballer, coach and television personality.

English former professional footballer, coach and television personality.

Bullard playing for Ipswich Town in 2011
Bullard at Fulham with his son in 2008
Bullard playing for Fulham in 2008

Two seasons at Peterborough United was followed by a spell at Wigan Athletic where he scored ten goals in 145 league appearances, helping them to their first promotion to the Premier League.

Kirkland warming up with Wigan Athletic in 2010

Chris Kirkland

English football coach and former professional goalkeeper who is now the head goalkeeping coach at Colne.

English football coach and former professional goalkeeper who is now the head goalkeeping coach at Colne.

Kirkland warming up with Wigan Athletic in 2010
Kirkland warming up with Wigan Athletic in 2010

He would later sign for Wigan Athletic in July 2006, after a successful loan period, and he had further loan spells at both Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers before being signed by Sheffield Wednesday in May 2012.

Bramble playing for Sunderland in 2011

Titus Bramble

English former professional footballer who played as a centre back.

English former professional footballer who played as a centre back.

Bramble playing for Sunderland in 2011

Bramble played in the Premier League over thirteen consecutive seasons from 2000 and 2013, representing Ipswich Town, Newcastle United, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland.

Roberts warming up for Blackburn Rovers in 2009

Jason Roberts (footballer)

Grenadian former professional footballer who is now Director of Development at CONCACAF.

Grenadian former professional footballer who is now Director of Development at CONCACAF.

Roberts warming up for Blackburn Rovers in 2009

He was loaned out to Portsmouth at the start of the 2003–04 season, and was then sold to Wigan Athletic in January 2004.

Valencia playing for Ecuador in 2017

Antonio Valencia

Ecuadorian former professional footballer who played primarily as a right-sided player throughout his career, initially as a right winger, before developing into a right-back.

Ecuadorian former professional footballer who played primarily as a right-sided player throughout his career, initially as a right winger, before developing into a right-back.

Valencia playing for Ecuador in 2017
Valencia taking on Arsenal's Gaël Clichy for Wigan Athletic in 2008
Valencia playing against CSKA Moscow during his first season at Manchester United
Valencia taking a corner kick in the 2–2 draw away to Fulham on 22 August 2010
Valencia in training on a pre-season tour of South Africa in July 2012
Valencia (right) during a Europa League game against FC Rostov in 2017
Valencia lining up for Ecuador in 2007
Valencia (left) in action against Peru

He only made two league appearances for the Spanish side in between loan spells at Recreativo for the 2005–06 season and later English Premier League club Wigan Athletic from 2006 to 2008.

Koumas warming up for Wigan Athletic in 2007

Jason Koumas

Koumas warming up for Wigan Athletic in 2007
Koumas (red) and Gunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson (blue) during international match between Iceland and Wales

Jason Koumas (born 25 September 1979) is a Welsh former professional footballer who played for Tranmere Rovers, Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic, as well as the Welsh national team.