15 Facts About Wigan Athletic

1. Wigan Athletic have plummeted to a loss and been hit by a huge dip in sales after competing in their first season without Premier League parachute payments.

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2. Wigan Athletic were taken over in November 2018, when International Entertainment Corporation purchased a majority shareholding.

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3. Wigan Athletic could have stolen the points late on but Chey Dunkley​'s header whistled just wide as Paul Warne's men drew for the 12th time this season.

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4. Wigan Athletic were rocked early on when captain Danny Fox was knocked unconscious as he went up to head a 19th-minute corner and was stretchered off.

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5. Wigan Athletic previously played for Wigan from 1995 to 2001.

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6. Wigan Athletic went on a run to the quarter finals of the League Cup, beating Premier League opponents West Brom, Manchester City and Fulham en route.

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7. Wigan Athletic was temporarily replaced by club stalwart Colin Greenall, before the surprise appointment of Steve Bruce for the final eight games of the season.

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8. Wigan Athletic led the team to the top of Division Two in his first six months, but they were only able to qualify for the play-offs.

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9. Wigan Athletic was succeeded by Ray Mathias, who returned for his third stint as Wigan Athletic manager.

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10. Wigan Athletic finished the season just one point outside the promotion places in the final season before the Football League introduced the play-off system for promotion and relegation.

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11. In 1968, Wigan Athletic were founder members of the Northern Premier League.

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12. Wigan Athletic remains the club's greatest goalscorer of all time.

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13. In 1950, Wigan Athletic came close to election to The Football League, narrowly losing out to Scunthorpe United and Shrewsbury Town.

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14. On 27 August 1932, Wigan Athletic played their first ever league game against Port Vale Reserves.

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15. Wigan Athletic were elected to the Football League in 1978, and competed in the Premier League from 2005 to 2013.

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