WIGAN ATHLETIC

 ("The Latics")

Year formed1932
Turned professional 
Limited company 
Previous names

None

Ground

DW Stadium, Robin Park, Newtown, Wigan, Lancashire WN5 0UZ 

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Pitch measurements115 x 74 yards (105 x 68 metres)
Ground capacity25,138
Record attendance at present ground25,133 v Manchester United, FA Premier League, 11th May 2008 (lost 0-2)
League career

Cheshire County League: 1932 - 1947

Lancashire Combination: 1947 - 1961

Cheshire County League: 1961 - 1968

Northern Premier League: 1968 - 1978

Division Four: 1978 - 1982

Division Three/Two: 1982 - 1993

Division Three: 1993 - 1997

Division Two: 1997 - 2003

Division One/Championship: 2003 - 2005

Premiership: 2005 - 2013

Championship: 2013 - 2015

League One; 2015 - 2016

Championship: 2016 - 2017

League One: 2017 - 2018

Championship: 2018 - .

First Football League game19th August 1978 v Hereford United, Division Four, drew 0-0
  
Honours 
European

None

Domestic - League

Championship runners-up: 2004-05

Division Two / League One champions: 2002-03, 2014-15, 2017-18

Division Three champions: 1996-97

Northern Premier League champions: 1970-71, 1974-75

Northern Premier League runners-up: 1968-69, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1977-78

Cheshire County League champions: 1933-34, 1934-35, 1935-36, 1964-65

Cheshire County League runners-up: 1965-66, 1966-67

Lancashire Combination champions: 1947-48, 1950-51, 1952-53, 1953-54

Lancashire Combination runners-up: 1949-50, 1959-60

Domestic - Cup

FA Cup winners: 2012-13

Carling Cup runners-up: 2005-06

Freight Rover Trophy/Auto Windscreens Trophy winners: 1984-85, 1998-99

FA Trophy runners-up: 1972-73

Lancashire Cup winners: 1984-85, 1991-92, 1998-99

Best League position10th, Premiership, 2005-06
Lowest League position19th, Division Three, 1993-94
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League Cupsee above
  
Most League points 
2 for a win55, Division Four, 1978-79, 1979-80
3 for a win100, Division Two, 2002-03
Fewest League points 
2 for a win47, Division One, 1980-81
3 for a win36, Premier League, 2009-10, 2012-13
Most League goals scored84, Division Three, 1996-97
Most League goals conceded79, Premier League, 2009-10
Fewest League goals scored34, Premier League, 2007-08, 2008-09
Fewest League goals conceded25, Division Two, 2002-03
Most wins in a League season

29, Division Two, 2002-03

Fewest wins in a League season

9, Premier League, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13

9, Championship, 2014-15

Most draws in a League season18, Division Two, 2000-01
Fewest draws in a League season

6, Premiership, 2005-06

Most losses in a League season

25, Championship, 2014-15

25, Division Two, 1992-93

Fewest losses in a League season4, Division Two, 2002-03
Record League win7-1 v Scarborough, Division Three, 11th March 1997
Record Cup win6-0 v Carlisle United, FA Cup 1st round, 24th November 1934
Record defeat

1-9 v Tottenham Hotspur, Premier League, 22nd November 2009

  
Highest number of League goals scored 
in a season31, Graeme Jones, Division Three, 1996-97
in total70, Andy Liddell, 1998-2004
  
Most League goals scored in one matchnot more than 3 goals by one player
Most League appearances317, Kevin Langley, 1981-86 and 1990-94

Most capped player

11, Lee McCulloch for Scotland

Youngest League player16 years 132 days, Steve Nugent v Leyton Orient, 16th September 1989
Highest transfer fee received£15,250,000 for Antonio Valencia to Manchester United, June 2009
Highest transfer fee paid£6,000,000 for Charles N'Zogbia from Newcastle United, February 2009