Wigan Athletic were the 5 th effort to stabilise a football club in the town following the demise of Wigan County, Wigan United, Wigan Town A.F.C and Wigan Borough.
Wigan Athletic played at Wigan Boroughs Springfield Park ground until 1999 when the 25,000-seat JJB Stadium was built at Robin Park.
Wigan was promoted to the top flight as Northern League champions in 1978 in place of Southport who had finished bottom of the Fourth Division.
The next 25 years they bounced between the 2 bottom divisions of the Football League before winning the Division 2 championship under Paul Jewell in 2002-03.
Wigan finished 7 th in the 2003-04 Division One campaign - just one place short of the promotion playoffs.
In the following season the Latics earned promotion to the Premier League by finishing second in the Coca Cola Championship behind Sunderland A.F.C..
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Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi is to undergo surgery after suffering a reoccurrence of a shoulder complaint.The Oman international has been used sparingly during the Barclays Premier..
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Roberto Martinez was a proud man as Wigan said goodbye to the Barclays Premier League with a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.Had results been different over the past couple of wee..20 May 2013 - 06:47:06
Roberto Martinez refused to be drawn on his future at Wigan after his side ended their eight-year stay in the Premier League with a dramatic 2-2 draw at home to Aston Villa. ..19 May 2013 - 19:07:00
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