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List of Wigan Athletic F.C. players

Wigan Athletic Football Club is a professional football team based in Wigan, Greater Manchester. They currently compete in the Sky Bet Championship.

The following is a list of notable footballers who have played for Wigan Athletic F.C. All players who have made 100 or more first-team appearances for the club are listed below. There are also players with fewer appearances listed who are holders of a club record, or winners of the club's Player of the Year award.

Legend
Player of the Year winner
Club record holder

Statistics correct as of 1 July 2019

Name Nationality Position[1] Club career Appearances Goals Notes
Nigel Adkins  England Goalkeeper 1986–1993 155 0
Ali Al-Habsi  Oman Goalkeeper 2010–2015 136 0
Peter Atherton  England Defender 1987–1992 149 1
Leighton Baines  England Defender 2002–2007 145 4
Stuart Balmer  Scotland Defender 1998–2001 101 4
Kenny Banks  England Midfielder 1952–1959 180 21
Graham Barrow  England Midfielder 1981–1986 179 36
Paul Beesley  England Defender 1984–1990 155 3
Emmerson Boyce  Barbados Defender 2006–2015 263 13
Les Bradd  England Forward 1981–1983 63 25
Carl Bradshaw  England Defender 1997–2001 120 11
Titus Bramble  England Defender 2007–2010 96 5
John Brown  England Goalkeeper 1976–1982 162 0
Jimmy Bullard  England Midfielder 2002–2006 145 10 [2]
Dan Burn  England Defender 2016–2018 101 6
John Butler  England Defender 1981–1989, 1995–1997 302 16
Nathan Byrne  England Defender 2016- 88 1
Gary Caldwell  Scotland Defender 2010–2015 102 6
Matt Carragher  England Defender 1993–1997 119 0
Roy Carroll  Northern Ireland Goalkeeper 1997–2001 135 0
Duncan Colquhoun  Scotland Forward 1935–1938, 1945–1949 131 39
Frank Corrigan  England Midfielder 1977–1981 129 12
Dennis Crompton  England Midfielder 1964–1967 121 16
Doug Coutts  Scotland Defender 1969–1972 102 2
Alf Craig unknown Midfielder 1964–1968 126 1
Alex Cribley  England Defender 1980–1988 272 16
Phil Daley  England Forward 1989–1994 161 39
Jason De Vos  Canada Defender 2001–2004 90 15
Arjan De Zeeuw  Netherlands Defender 1999–2002, 2005–2007 178 6
Nicky Eaden  England Defender 2002–2005 122 0
Nathan Ellington  England Forward 2001–2005 134 59
Simon Farnworth  England Goalkeeper 1993–1996 126 0
Teddy Felton  England Forward 1933–1936 113 75
Maynor Figueroa  Honduras Defender 2008–2013, 2014 185 4
John Filan  Australia Goalkeeper 2001–2007 187 0
David Fretwell  England Defender 1978–1981 112 0
James Garrett unknown Forward 1973–1977 102 25
Ian Gillibrand  England Defender 1968–1979 422 4 [3]
Jordi Gómez  Spain Midfielder 2009-2014, 2016–2017 142 20
Tommy Gore  England Midfielder 1974–1980 287 41
Scott Green  England Defender 1997–2003 199 10
Colin Greenall  England Defender 1995–1999 162 14
Bryan Griffiths  England Midfielder 1988–1993 189 44
Will Grigg  Northern Ireland Forward 2015–2019 133 53
Alan Halsall  Wales Goalkeeper 1964–1969 153 0
David Hamilton  England Midfielder 1986–1989 103 7
Simon Haworth  Wales Forward 1998–2002 117 44
Emile Heskey  England Forward 2006–2009 82 15 [4]
Mark Hilditch  England Forward 1986–1990 103 26
Tom Hindle  England Forward 1952–1955 103 32
Joe Hinnigan  England Defender 1975–1980 186 18
Derek Houghton unknown Midfielder 1958–1968 348 19
Peter Houghton  England Forward 1978–1984 202 71
Albert Jackson  England Midfielder 1972–1975 108 27
Matt Jackson  England Defender 2001–2007 167 4
Michael Jacobs  England Midfielder 2015– 118 24
Reece James  England Defender 2018–2019 45 3
Paul Jewell  England Forward 1984–1988 137 35
Alan Johnson  England Defender 1988–1994 180 13
Graeme Jones  England Forward 1996–2000 96 44 [5]
Tony Kelly  England Midfielder 1983–1986, 1995–1996 103 15
Ian Kilford  England Midfielder 1993–2002 216 31
Chris Kirkland  England Goalkeeper 2006–2012 131 0
Barry Knowles  England Defender 1984–1988 127 3
Kevin Langley  England Midfielder 1981–1986, 1990–1994 317 12 [6]
Andy Liddell  Scotland Forward 1998–2004 217 70 [7]
Jack Lindsay  Scotland Forward 1952–1954, 1956–1957 104 21
Bert Llewellyn  England Forward 1965–1968 115 96
Bert Lomas  England Goalkeeper 1952–1956 148 0
Billy Lomax unknown Forward 1949–1955 169 131
David Lowe  England Forward 1982–1987, 1995–1999 296 66
Harry Lyon  England Forward 1962–1970 250 178 [8]
Jackie Lyon  England Forward 1950–1955 151 83
Andy Lyons  England Midfielder 1993–1996 87 27
Shaun Maloney  Scotland Midfielder 2011–2015 79 14
Roberto Martínez  Spain Midfielder 1995–2001 187 17
James McArthur  Scotland Midfielder 2010–2014 129 11
James McCarthy  Ireland Midfielder 2009–2013 120 7
James McClean  Ireland Midfielder 2013–2015 73 9
Lee McCulloch  Scotland Forward 2000–2007 224 44
Pat McGibbon  Northern Ireland Defender 1997–2002 173 11
Mario Melchiot  Netherlands Defender 2007–2010 97 0 [9]
Colin Methven  Scotland Midfielder 1979–1986 296 21
Ken Morris unknown Defender 1969–1978 229 8
Sam Morsy  Egypt Midfielder 2016– 112 5
Charles N'Zogbia  France Midfielder 2009–2011 83 15
Graham Oates  England Midfielder 1971–1973 100 30
Harry Parkinson unknown Defender 1947–1957 342 0
Joe Parkinson  England Midfielder 1988–1993 119 6
David Perkins  England Midfielder 2015–2018 83 1
Andy Pilling  England Midfielder 1987–1993 156 20
Nick Powell  England Midfielder 2013–2014, 2016–2019 97 29 [10]
Max Power  England Midfielder 2015–2018 121 10
Jimmy Prescott  England Forward 1957–1962 135 39
Dennis Reeves  Scotland Goalkeeper 1969–1976 233 0
Neill Rimmer  England Midfielder 1988–1996 190 10
Jack Roberts  England Forward 1934–1935 57 54 [8]
Jason Roberts  Grenada Forward 2003–2006 93 37
Neil Roberts  Wales Forward 1999–2004 125 19
John Robertson  England Defender 1992–1996 112 4
Ted Robinson  England Defender 1933–1947 237 3
Hugo Rodallega  Colombia Forward 2009–2012 112 24 [11]
John Rogers  England Forward 1972–1976, 1982 180 79
Paul Rogers  England Midfielder 1996–1999 100 5
Paul Scharner  Austria Defender 2006–2010, 2013 145 14
George Scott  England Forward 1933–1936 120 79
Steve Senior  England Defender 1987–1990 109 3
Kevin Sharp  Canada Midfielder 1995–2002 178 10
Billy Sutherland  Scotland Defender 1968–1975 228 14
Allen Tankard  England Defender 1988–1993 209 4
Gary Teale  Scotland Midfielder 2001–2007 162 8
David Thompson  England Midfielder 1987–1990 108 14
Roy Tunks  England Goalkeeper 1981–1988 245 0
Antonio Valencia  Ecuador Midfielder 2006–2009 84 7 [12]
Steve Walsh  England Defender 1982–1986 126 4
Noel Ward  Northern Ireland Defender 1976–1980 134 11
Ben Watson  England Midfielder 2009–2015 111 13
Jimmy Weston  England Midfielder 1981–1983 66 2
Roy Wilkinson  England Midfielder 1964–1968 127 1
Micky Worswick  England Forward 1972–1979 249 73
Jeff Wright  England Midfielder 1973–1982 319 47

NotesEdit

  1. ^ For a full description of positions see football positions.
  2. ^ Holds club record for most consecutive appearances, 123, between January 2003 and November 2005
  3. ^ Holds club record for most appearances.
  4. ^ First player to be capped for England whilst playing for Wigan.
  5. ^ Holds club record for most goals scored in a League season (31, 1996–97).
  6. ^ Holds club record for most League appearances.
  7. ^ Holds club record for most League goals scored.
  8. ^ a b Holds joint club record for most goals scored in a season (66, 1964-65).
  9. ^ First Wigan Athletic player to play in a major international tournament (Euro 2008).
  10. ^ Holds club record for most goals scored in the UEFA Europa League.
  11. ^ Holds club record for most goals scored in the Premier League.
  12. ^ Sold to Manchester United for club record transfer fee in June 2009 (£16 million).

ReferencesEdit

  • Hayes, Dean (1996). The Latics: The Official History of Wigan Athletic F.C. Harefield: Yore Publications. ISBN 1-874427-91-7.
  • Wigan Athletic at Post War English & Scottish Football League A–Z Player's Database