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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Landzaat in 2008

Denny Landzaat

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Dutch former footballer who mostly played as a central midfielder or defensive midfielder and current assistant manager of Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań.

Dutch former footballer who mostly played as a central midfielder or defensive midfielder and current assistant manager of Ekstraklasa side Lech Poznań.

Landzaat in 2008

Landzaat joined Premier League club Wigan Athletic on 18 July 2006 for an undisclosed fee, thought to be £2.5 million.

Caldwell lining up for Celtic in 2009

Gary Caldwell

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Scottish former professional footballer and coach.

Scottish former professional footballer and coach.

Caldwell lining up for Celtic in 2009

After retirement he went into coaching, and has managed Wigan Athletic, Chesterfield, and Partick Thistle.

Rochdale A.F.C.

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Professional football club based in the town of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

Professional football club based in the town of Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England.

A chart showing the progress of Rochdale through the English football league system from joining in 1907–08 to the present
Rochdale players Joe Bunney, Peter Vincenti, Matty Lund and Donal McDermott line-up in a wall against Blackburn Rovers in July 2015

Southport, which had finished one place above Rochdale, was demoted instead and replaced by Wigan Athletic.

JJB Sports

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British sports retailer.

British sports retailer.

JJB, Belfast, showing the brand's final logo and colours. (2010)
City centre JJB Sports, Leeds, West Yorkshire (2010)
JJB Sports, Craigavon, Northern Ireland (2009)
The JJB Stadium logo (1999-2009)
A view of the DW Stadium, from the bridge crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

Also, because of Dave Whelan's purchase of the Fitness Club, and founding of DW Sports Fitness in September 2009, JJB has lost its association with Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Warriors RLFC.

Wigan Warriors

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The Wigan Warriors are a professional rugby league club in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in the Super League.

The Wigan Warriors are a professional rugby league club in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England, which competes in the Super League.

The team of Wigan Football Club in 1885 with the Wigan Union Charity Cup
Jim Slevin of Wigan Football Club pictured with the Wigan Union Charity Cup and the West Lancashire and Border Towns Union trophy
Team of Wigan FC, c. 1900
Wigan Warriors at Wembley ahead of the 2011 Challenge Cup Final
Wigan's 2020 signing Jake Bibby celebrating winning that season's League Leaders' Shield
Wigan have used a variation of this coat of arms as the club crest for a large part of the club's history
The club had this logo as the club badge for the 1998 and 1999 seasons before reverting to a version of the original crest in 2000
This version of the club crest was used between 2006 and 2017
Central Park
DW Stadium before the 2013 Rugby League World Cup Quarter-final between England and France
Matt Peet is the current head coach of Wigan Warriors
Wigan playing St Helens during the Super League XIV Semi-finals

After a buy-out by Dave Whelan, both the Warriors and the town's football team, Wigan Athletic, moved to the JJB Stadium.

2004–05 Football League

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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.

Crespo with Inter in 2018

Hernán Crespo

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Argentine professional football coach and former player.

Argentine professional football coach and former player.

Crespo with Inter in 2018
Crespo with Inter in 2007.
Crespo with Hugo Morales (left) and José Chamot celebrating with the Argentina U23 at the 1996 Olympics
Crespo with Argentina in 2007

He scored his first league goal of 2005 against newly promoted Wigan Athletic in the 93rd minute of Chelsea's season opener in a 1–0 win, with a left foot curler into the top corner from 25 yards.

2017–18 EFL League One

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The 14th season of the Football League One under its current title, and the 25th season under its current league division format.

The 14th season of the Football League One under its current title, and the 25th season under its current league division format.

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Warren Joyce

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English football manager and former player, who is currently the lead coach of Nottingham Forest F.C.'s U18 Squad.

English football manager and former player, who is currently the lead coach of Nottingham Forest F.C.'s U18 Squad.

In November 2016, he was signed by Wigan Athletic as a replacement for Gary Caldwell, but left four months later.

Larry Lloyd

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English retired association football central defender and manager.

English retired association football central defender and manager.

Lloyd left Forest for Wigan Athletic in March 1981, where he was player-manager taking over from Ian McNeill.