A report on 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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Bent playing for Charlton Athletic in April 2006

Marcus Bent

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Retired English professional footballer.

Retired English professional footballer.

Bent playing for Charlton Athletic in April 2006

He spent the 2007–08 season on loan at Wigan Athletic, before he moved on to Birmingham City in 2008.

Chris Hutchings

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English former footballer and manager.

English former footballer and manager.

He has managed in the Premier League with Bradford City and Wigan Athletic, while his most recent tenure was at Walsall.

Cook as manager of Wigan Athletic in 2018

Paul Cook (footballer)

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English professional football manager and former player who is currently manager of side Chesterfield.

English professional football manager and former player who is currently manager of side Chesterfield.

Cook as manager of Wigan Athletic in 2018

He also played in the Football League for Wigan Athletic, Norwich City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tranmere Rovers, Stockport County and Burnley.

Koumas warming up for Wigan Athletic in 2007

Jason Koumas

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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.

1985 Associate Members' Cup Final

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The 2nd final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Third and Fourth Divisions.

The 2nd final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Third and Fourth Divisions.

The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 1 June 1985, and was contested by Wigan Athletic and Brentford.

Mackay as manager of Cardiff City in 2012

Malky Mackay

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Scottish professional football coach and former player, who is currently the manager of Ross County.

Scottish professional football coach and former player, who is currently the manager of Ross County.

Mackay as manager of Cardiff City in 2012
Mackay (right) after Cardiff City were beaten in the 2012 League Cup Final

Mackay was appointed manager of Wigan Athletic in November 2014, and was dismissed the following April.

Blackpool F.C.

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Professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

Professional association football club based in the seaside town of Blackpool, Lancashire, England.

A graph displaying Blackpool's finishing positions in the Football League from 1896 to the present
Sparta Rotterdam vs. Blackpool, August 1957
1971 Anglo-Italian Cup winners Blackpool F.C.
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool's home since 1899, during its reconstruction phase in the early part of the 21st century. This view is looking north
Blackpool F.C.'s positions in the Premier League after each round of the 2010–11 season
Bloomfield Road, looking north, during a Premier League game against Fulham in 2010
Jimmy Armfield won 43 caps for England between 1959 and 1966, and captained his country on fifteen occasions
Charlie Adam won seven Scotland caps during his two years with the club
David Vaughan was capped eight times for Wales during his three years at Bloomfield Road
Derek Spence, who had two spells at Blackpool, won fifteen caps and scored three goals for Northern Ireland during his time at the club
Wes Hoolahan received his first cap for the Republic of Ireland while at Blackpool in 2008
José Miguel Cubero was already established in the Costa Rica team when he won a cap as a Blackpool player
Harry Johnston spent his entire 21-year professional playing career with Blackpool, with whom he appeared in three FA Cup Finals
Lytham St Annes-based energy-conservation company Inenco sponsored Blackpool for three seasons in the early 1990s
Blackpool's away shirt for the 2009–10 campaign

In their first-ever Premier League match on 14 August 2010, Blackpool defeated Wigan Athletic 4–0 at the DW Stadium.

Scharner with Austria in 2012.

Paul Scharner

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Austrian retired footballer.

Austrian retired footballer.

Scharner with Austria in 2012.

In January 2006, he entered the Premier League where he played for over six years, playing for Wigan Athletic and West Bromwich Albion, respectively.

Bramble playing for Sunderland in 2011

Titus Bramble

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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.

John Benson (footballer, born 1942)

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Scottish football player and manager.

Scottish football player and manager.

He was also in charge of Wigan Athletic during the 1999–2000 season, narrowly missing out on promotion after the team were defeated in the 2000 Second Division play-off Final.