1979–80 Wigan Athletic F.C. season

The 1979–80 season was the 42nd season in the history of Wigan Athletic F.C. and their second as a professional club in the Football League.

Wigan Athletic F.C.
1979–80 season
ChairmanArthur Horrocks
ManagerIan McNeill
Football League Division Four6th
FA CupFourth Round
League CupFirst Round
Top goalscorerLeague: Peter Houghton (15)
All: Peter Houghton (16)

The club finished the season in 6th place.

In the FA Cup, the club achieved an away victory against Second Division side Chelsea, reaching the Fourth Round for the first time in their history before being knocked out by Everton. The club did not progress beyond the first round in the League Cup. Peter Houghton was the team's top goalscorer with a total of 15 league goals (16 in all competitions). Goalkeeper John Brown won the club's Player of the Year award.

Player statisticsEdit

Note: Numbers in brackets are appearances as a substitute.


Source:[1]

Nat. Pos. Player Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
League FA Cup League Cup Total
  GK John Brown 36 0 6 0 0 0 42 0
  FW Derek Brownbill 12 (6) 2 2 (1) 1 2 0 16 (7) 3
  FW Glen Buckley 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  MF Frank Corrigan 41 (1) 7 6 1 2 0 49 (1) 8
  MF Alan Crompton 0 (1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 (1) 0
  DF Neil Davids 41 1 6 0 0 0 47 1
  DF David Fretwell 46 0 6 0 2 0 54 0
  MF Tommy Gore 46 9 6 3 2 0 54 12
  DF Nigel Hart 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
  DF Joe Hinnigan 27 5 6 1 2 0 35 6
  FW Peter Houghton 40 (1) 15 6 0 2 1 48 (1) 16
  DF Ron McIvor 3 1 0 0 0 0 3 1
  MF David McMullen 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
  DF Colin Methven 34 (1) 2 6 1 0 0 40 (1) 3
  FW Mick Moore 17 (6) 3 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 17 (8) 3
  MF Ian Purdie 8 (1) 1 0 0 2 0 10 (1) 1
  FW Micky Quinn 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 1
  FW Tony Quinn 17 (2) 9 4 (2) 0 0 0 21 (4) 9
  GK Chris Shyne 10 0 0 0 1 0 11 0
  DF Kevin Smart 8 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 10 (1) 0
  MF George Urquhart 37 (4) 4 6 0 0 (1) 0 43 (5) 4
  DF Noel Ward 3 (1) 0 0 0 2 0 5 (1) 0
  DF Maurice Whittle 17 1 0 0 0 0 17 1
  MF Jeff Wright 46 5 6 0 2 0 54 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The English National Football Archive". Soccerdata. Retrieved 20 February 2013.