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2004–05 Wigan Athletic F.C. season

During the 2004–05 English football season, Wigan Athletic F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

2004–05 Wigan Athletic F.C. season
ChairmanDave Whelan
ManagerPaul Jewell
StadiumJJB Stadium
Championship2nd (promoted)
FA CupThird round proper
League CupFirst round
Top goalscorerLeague:
Nathan Ellington (24)

All:
Nathan Ellington (24)[1]
Highest home attendance20,745 (vs. Sunderland, 5 April)
Lowest home attendance7,547 (vs. Crewe Alexandra, 19 October)
Average home league attendance11,562[2]

Season summaryEdit

After only 32 years as a Football League club, Wigan Athletic won promotion to English football's top flight for the first time in their history, by virtue of finishing second. This was also their highest-ever finish in the Football League in their history.

Wigan's league success did not translate to the domestic cup competitions: they only played one match in each cup before being knocked out. This may have turned out to be beneficial to Wigan, as it allowed the club to focus on the league rather than a cup run.

First-team squadEdit

Squad at end of season

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK John Filan
2   DF Paul Mitchell
3   MF Stephen McMillan
4   DF Matt Jackson
5   DF Emerson Thome
6   DF Ian Breckin
7   FW David Graham
8   MF Andreas Johansson
9   FW Nathan Ellington
10   FW Lee McCulloch
11   MF Graham Kavanagh
13   GK Gary Walsh
14   MF Alan Mahon
No. Position Player
15   DF David Wright
18   MF Jason Jarrett
19   DF Nicky Eaden
20   MF Gary Teale
21   MF Jimmy Bullard
22   FW Magno Vieira
23   GK James Salisbury
24   MF Gareth Whalley
25   MF Anthony Stephan
26   DF Leighton Baines
30   FW Jason Roberts
37   DF Kevin Lee

Left club during seasonEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2   DF Paul Mitchell (on loan to MK Dons)
8   FW Neil Roberts (to Doncaster Rovers)
12   MF Michael Flynn (to Gillingham)
16   MF Tony Dinning (to Bristol City)
16   FW Brett Ormerod (on loan from Southampton)
No. Position Player
17   MF Per Frandsen (Retired)
25   DF Chris Lynch (to Hyde)
27   FW David Moore (to Hyde)
28   MF Greg Traynor (to Hyde)

StatisticsEdit

Starting 11Edit

Considering starts in all competitions[3]

ReferencesEdit