Wigan

Wigan

Wigan Athletic Football Club are an English professional association football club based in Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. They will play the 2020-21 season in League One, the third tier of English football. Founded in 1932, the club have played at the 25,000-seater DW Stadium since 1999, before which they played at Springfield Park. Their colours are blue and white stripes, although all-blue shirts have been common throughout the club's history. Wigan was elected to the Football League in 1978, and competed in the Premier League from 2005 to 2013.

Wigan won the 2012โ€“13 FA Cup with a 1โ€“0 victory against Manchester City at Wembley Stadium when Ben Watson scored the winning goal in stoppage time, and the club also reached the League Cup Final in 2006. They are three-time winners of League One (2003, 2016, and 2018) and twice winners of the EFL Trophy (1985 and 1999). They made their European debut in the 2013โ€“14 UEFA Europa League.

On 1 July 2020, less than a month after a change of ownership, Wigan announced the club had gone into administration.