List of Wigan Athletic F.C. players

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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

Stats correct as of the end of the 2011–12 season

Name Nationality Position[1] Club career Appearances Goals Notes
Adkins, NigelNigel Adkins  England Goalkeeper 1986–1993 155 0
Al-Habsi, AliAli Al-Habsi  Oman Goalkeeper 2010– 132 0
Atherton, PeterPeter Atherton  England Defender 1987–1992 149 1
Baines, LeightonLeighton Baines  England Defender 2002–2007 145 4
Balmer, StuartStuart Balmer  Scotland Defender 1998–2001 101 4
Banks, KennyKenny Banks  England Midfielder 1952–1959 180 21
Barrow, GrahamGraham Barrow  England Midfielder 1981–1986 179 36
Beesley, PaulPaul Beesley  England Defender 1984–1990 155 3
Boyce, EmmersonEmmerson Boyce  Barbados Defender 2006– 232 13
Bradd, LesLes Bradd  England Forward 1981–1983 63 25
Bradshaw, CarlCarl Bradshaw  England Defender 1997–2001 120 11
Bramble, TitusTitus Bramble  England Defender 2007–2010 96 5
Brown, JohnJohn Brown  England Goalkeeper 1976–1982 162 0
Bullard, JimmyJimmy Bullard  England Midfielder 2002–2006 145 10 [2]
Butler, JohnJohn Butler  England Defender 1981–1989, 1995–1997 302 16
Caldwell, GaryGary Caldwell  Scotland Defender 2010– 102 6
Carragher, MattMatt Carragher  England Defender 1993–1997 119 0
Carroll, RoyRoy Carroll  Northern Ireland Goalkeeper 1997–2001 135 0
Watson, BenBen Watson  England Midfielder 2009- 102 12
Gómez, JordiJordi Gómez  Spain Midfielder 2009-2014 127 17
McArthur, JamesJames McArthur  Scotland Midfielder 2010- 124 10
Colquhoun, DuncanDuncan Colquhoun  Scotland Forward 1935–1938, 1945–1949 131 39
Corrigan, FrankFrank Corrigan  England Midfielder 1977–1981 129 12
Crompton, DennisDennis Crompton  England Midfielder 1964–1967 121 16
Coutts, DougDoug Coutts  Scotland Defender 1969–1972 102 2
Craig, AlfAlf Craig ? Midfielder 1964–1968 126 1
Cribley, AlexAlex Cribley  England Defender 1980–1988 272 16
Daley, PhilPhil Daley  England Forward 1989–1994 161 39
De Vos, JasonJason De Vos  Canada Defender 2001–2004 90 15
De Zeeuw, ArjanArjan De Zeeuw  Netherlands Defender 1999–2002, 2005–2007 178 6
Eaden, NickyNicky Eaden  England Defender 2002–2005 122 0
Ellington, NathanNathan Ellington  England Forward 2001–2005 134 59
Farnworth, SimonSimon Farnworth  England Goalkeeper 1993–1996 126 0
Felton, TeddyTeddy Felton  England Forward 1933–1936 113 75
Figueroa, MaynorMaynor Figueroa  Honduras Defender 2008– 146 3
Filan, JohnJohn Filan  Australia Goalkeeper 2001–2007 187 0
Fretwell, DavidDavid Fretwell  England Defender 1978–1981 112 0
Garrett, JamesJames Garrett ? Forward 1973–1977 102 25
Gillibrand, IanIan Gillibrand  England Defender 1968–1979 422 4 [3]
Gore, TommyTommy Gore  England Midfielder 1974–1980 287 41
Green, ScottScott Green  England Defender 1997–2003 199 10
Greenall, ColinColin Greenall  England Defender 1995–1999 162 14
Griffiths, BryanBryan Griffiths  England Midfielder 1988–1993 189 44
Halsall, AlanAlan Halsall  Wales Goalkeeper 1964–1969 153 0
Hamilton, DavidDavid Hamilton  England Midfielder 1986–1989 103 7
Haworth, SimonSimon Haworth  Wales Forward 1998–2002 117 44
Heskey, EmileEmile Heskey  England Forward 2006–2009 82 15 [4]
Hilditch, MarkMark Hilditch  England Forward 1986–1990 103 26
Hindle, TomTom Hindle  England Forward 1952–1955 103 32
Hinnigan, JoeJoe Hinnigan  England Defender 1975–1980 186 18
Houghton, DerekDerek Houghton ? Midfielder 1958–1968 348 19
Houghton, PeterPeter Houghton  England Forward 1978–1984 202 71
Jackson, AlbertAlbert Jackson  England Midfielder 1972–1975 108 27
Jackson, MattMatt Jackson  England Defender 2001–2007 167 4
Jewell, PaulPaul Jewell  England Forward 1984–1988 137 35
Johnson, AlanAlan Johnson  England Defender 1988–1994 180 13
Jones, GraemeGraeme Jones  England Forward 1996–2000 96 44 [5]
Kelly, TonyTony Kelly  England Midfielder 1983–1986, 1995–1996 103 15
Kilford, IanIan Kilford  England Midfielder 1993–2002 216 31
Kirkland, ChrisChris Kirkland  England Goalkeeper 2006–2012 131 0
Knowles, BarryBarry Knowles  England Defender 1984–1988 127 3
Langley, KevinKevin Langley  England Midfielder 1981–1986, 1990–1994 317 12 [6]
Liddell, AndyAndy Liddell  Scotland Forward 1998–2004 217 70 [7]
Lindsay, JackJack Lindsay  Scotland Forward 1952–1954, 1956–1957 104 21
Llewellyn, BertBert Llewellyn  England Forward 1965–1968 115 96
Lomas, BertBert Lomas  England Goalkeeper 1952–1956 148 0
Lomax, BillyBilly Lomax ? Forward 1949–1955 169 131
Lowe, DavidDavid Lowe  England Forward 1982–1987, 1995–1999 296 66
Lyon, HarryHarry Lyon  England Forward 1962–1970 250 178 [8]
Lyon, JackieJackie Lyon ? Forward 1950–1955 151 83
Lyons, AndyAndy Lyons  England Midfielder 1993–1996 87 27
Martínez, RobertoRoberto Martínez  Spain Midfielder 1995–2001 187 17
McCulloch, LeeLee McCulloch  Scotland Forward 2000–2007 224 44
McGibbon, PatPat McGibbon  Northern Ireland Defender 1997–2002 173 11
Melchiot, MarioMario Melchiot  Netherlands Defender 2007–2010 97 0 [9]
Methven, ColinColin Methven  Scotland Midfielder 1979–1986 296 21
Morris, KenKen Morris ? Defender 1969–1978 229 8
N'Zogbia, CharlesCharles N'Zogbia  France Midfielder 2009–2011 83 15
Oates, GrahamGraham Oates  England Midfielder 1971–1973 100 30
Parkinson, HarryHarry Parkinson ? Defender 1947–1957 342 0
Parkinson, JoeJoe Parkinson  England Midfielder 1988–1993 119 6
Pilling, AndyAndy Pilling  England Midfielder 1987–1993 156 20
Prescott, JimmyJimmy Prescott  England Forward 1957–1962 135 39
Reeves, DennisDennis Reeves  Scotland Goalkeeper 1969–1976 233 0
Rimmer, NeillNeill Rimmer  England Midfielder 1988–1996 190 10
Roberts, JackJack Roberts  England Forward 1934–1935 57 54 [8]
Roberts, JasonJason Roberts  Grenada Forward 2003–2006 93 37
Roberts, NeilNeil Roberts  Wales Forward 1999–2004 125 19
Robertson, JohnJohn Robertson  England Defender 1992–1996 112 4
Robinson, TedTed Robinson  England Defender 1933–1947 237 3
Hugo Rodallega  Colombia Forward 2009–2012 112 24 [10]
Rogers, JohnJohn Rogers  England Forward 1972–1976, 1982 180 79
Rogers, PaulPaul Rogers  England Midfielder 1996–1999 100 5
Scharner, PaulPaul Scharner  Austria Defender 2006–2010, 2013 145 14
Scott, GeorgeGeorge Scott  England Forward 1933–1936 120 79
Senior, SteveSteve Senior  England Defender 1987–1990 109 3
Sharp, KevinKevin Sharp  Canada Midfielder 1995–2002 178 10
Sutherland, BillyBilly Sutherland  Scotland Defender 1968–1975 228 14
Tankard, AllenAllen Tankard  England Defender 1988–1993 209 4
Teale, GaryGary Teale  Scotland Midfielder 2001–2007 162 8
Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson  England Midfielder 1987–1990 108 14
Tunks, RoyRoy Tunks  England Goalkeeper 1981–1988 245 0
Valencia, AntonioAntonio Valencia  Ecuador Midfielder 2006–2009 84 7 [11]
Walsh, SteveSteve Walsh  England Defender 1982–1986 126 4
Ward, NoelNoel Ward  Northern Ireland Defender 1976–1980 134 11
Weston, JimmyJimmy Weston  England Midfielder 1981–1983 66 2
Wilkinson, RoyRoy Wilkinson  England Midfielder 1964–1968 127 1
Worswick, MickyMicky Worswick  England Forward 1972–1979 249 73
Wright, JeffJeff Wright  England Midfielder 1973–1982 319 47

Notes[edit]

  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 Premier League.
  11. ^ Sold to Manchester United for club record transfer fee in June 2009 (£16 million).

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