The Wigan Athletic Football Club is a club of football in England, the town of Wigan in Greater Manchester. It was founded in 1932 and plays in the Premier League English. In 2003, Wigan was promoted to the Football League Championship for the first time, and in 2005 finished second in that division which allowed the team to ascend to the Premier League for the first time in its history. The following season surprised to English football to reach the final of the Football League Cup and finish in the top 10 in the Premiership. From that season until this day have not lost the category.
The Wigan Athletic was founded in 1932 after he disappeared the previous club in town, the Wigan Borough. The foundation of Wigan Athletic was the fifth attempt to establish a team in the city after the disappearance of Wigan County, Wigan Town, Town AFC, and the aforementioned Wigan Borough. The stadium Springfield Park, former home of Wigan Borough, was purchased by the sum of £ 2,850 and the team was chosen to participate in the Cheshire League.
In the early history of Wigan
In the 1970s the Wigan Athletic was a founding member of the Northern Premier League. After failing 34 times their choice to play in the Football League, and even a controversial failed attempt to participate in the Scottish Second Division in 1972, Wigan was chosen to participate in the Football League as champion of the Northern Premier League in 1978, instead of Southport FC, who finished last in the Football League Fourth Division last season.