2004–05 Wigan Athletic F.C. season

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2004–05 Wigan Athletic F.C. season
Chairman England Dave Whelan
Manager England Paul Jewell
Stadium JJB Stadium
Championship 2nd (promoted)
FA Cup Third round proper
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer League:
Nathan Ellington (24)
All:
Nathan Ellington (24)[1]
Highest home attendance 20,745 (vs. Sunderland, 5 April)
Lowest home attendance 7,547 (vs. Crewe Alexandra, 19 October)
Average home league attendance 11,562[2]

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

Season summary[edit]

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 squad[edit]

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

Left club during season[edit]

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

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

Statistics[edit]

Starting 11[edit]

Considering starts in all competitions[3]

References[edit]