List of Wigan Athletic F.C. seasons

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The DW Stadium (formerly the JJB Stadium) has been the home of Wigan Athletic since the 1999–2000 season.

Wigan Athletic Football Club was founded in 1932 and joined the Football League in 1978. The team played in the Premier League for the first time in 2005–06. The table details the club's achievements in all first team competitions, and records their top goalscorer, for each completed season.

Seasons[edit]

Season League FA Cup League
Cup
Other competitions Top goalscorer
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1932–33 CHES 42 21 11 10 121 54 53 5th William Chambers 48
1933–34 CHES 42 30 6 6 111 46 66 1st Teddy Felton 36
1934–35 CHES 42 27 9 6 153 59 63 1st R3 Jack Roberts 66
1935–36 CHES 42 31 6 5 136 46 68 1st R1 Robson 36
1936–37 CHES 42 19 6 17 94 73 44 8th R1 John Wallbanks 44
1937–38 CHES 42 19 4 19 95 89 42 11th R1 Horace Thomas 35
1938–39 CHES 42 21 5 16 104 84 47 7th 3Q Horace Thomas 48
1945–46 CHES 38 12 6 20 88 117 30 17th 2Q Barker 16
1946–47 CHES 42 9 7 26 66 114 25 22nd 2Q Roberts 13
1947–48 LAN C-1 42 25 9 8 72 37 59 1st 4Q Taylor 19
1948–49 LAN C-1 42 19 9 14 73 68 47 6th 1Q Cunliffe 27
1949–50 LAN C-1 42 24 8 10 79 47 56 2nd 3Q Billy Lomax 42
1950–51 LAN C-1 42 27 7 8 98 43 61 1st 4Q Billy Lomax 55
1951–52 LAN C-1 42 21 9 12 73 57 51 4th 4Q Jackie Lyon 21
1952–53 LAN C-1 42 27 13 2 124 45 67 1st 4Q Jackie Lyon 33
1953–54 LAN C-1 40 31 4 5 110 48 66 1st R3 Jack Livesey 37
1954–55 LAN C-1 42 21 10 11 93 56 52 3rd R1 Vincent 35
1955–56 LAN C-1 38 18 10 10 80 56 46 6th 4Q Roy Smith 31
1956–57 LAN C-1 38 17 3 18 73 61 37 10th R1 Roy Smith 25
1957–58 LAN C-1 42 21 11 10 95 60 53 4th R2 Roy Smith 30
1958–59 LAN C-1 42 12 7 23 60 84 31 18th 4Q Jimmy Prescott 15
1959–60 LAN C-1 42 27 6 9 101 51 60 2nd 4Q Peter Higham 36
1960–61 LAN C-1 42 25 8 9 108 56 58 3rd 4Q Wally Hazelden 34
1961–62 CHES 42 24 7 11 86 51 55 5th 4Q Peter Higham 33
1962–63 CHES 42 22 6 14 70 54 50 7th R1 Harry Lyon 38
1963–64 CHES 42 18 7 17 94 82 43 12th 4Q Harry Lyon 35
1964–65 CHES 42 32 3 7 121 46 67 1st R1 Harry Lyon 66
1965–66 CHES 42 32 8 2 133 40 72 2nd R2 Harry Lyon 61
1966–67 CHES 42 26 8 8 101 61 60 2nd R1 Bert Llewellyn 37
1967–68 CHES 42 18 12 12 62 48 48 8th 4Q Bert Llewellyn 25
1968–69 NPL 38 18 12 8 59 41 48 2nd 4Q Tony McLoughlin 19
1969–70 NPL 38 20 12 6 56 32 52 2nd R1 FA Trophy R2 Tony McLoughlin 34
1970–71 NPL 42 27 13 2 91 32 67 1st R3 FA Trophy R3 Geoff Davies 41
1971–72 NPL 46 27 10 9 70 43 64 3rd R2 FA Trophy R3 Geoff Davies 28
1972–73 NPL 46 23 14 9 69 38 60 3rd R1 FA Trophy RU Graham Oates 26
1973–74 NPL 46 28 8 10 96 39 64 2nd R1 FA Trophy R1 John Rogers 22
1974–75 NPL 46 33 6 7 94 38 72 1st R2 FA Trophy QF John Rogers 30
1975–76 NPL 46 21 15 10 81 42 57 6th R2 FA Trophy R3 John Rogers 32
1976–77 NPL 44 14 15 15 62 54 43 14th R1 FA Trophy R2 John Wilkie 17
1977–78 NPL 46 25 15 6 83 45 65 2nd R3 FA Trophy R3 John Wilkie 26
1978–79 Div 4 46 21 13 12 63 48 55 6th R1 R2 Peter Houghton 14
1979–80 Div 4 46 21 13 12 76 61 55 6th R4 R1 Peter Houghton 16
1980–81 Div 4 46 18 11 17 51 55 47 11th R1 R2 Micky Quinn 14
1981–82 Div 4 46 26 13 7 80 46 91 3rd R1 R4 Les Bradd 20
1982–83 Div 3 46 15 9 22 60 72 54 18th R1 R2 Eamon O'Keefe 17
1983–84 Div 3 46 16 13 17 46 56 61 15th R3 R1 FL Trophy R1 Steve Taylor 10
1984–85 Div 3 46 15 14 17 60 64 59 16th R3 R2 FL Trophy W Steve Johnson
Mike Newell
16
1985–86 Div 3 46 23 14 9 82 48 83 4th R4 R1 FL Trophy AF Warren Aspinall 27
1986–87 Div 3 46 25 10 11 83 60 85 4th QF R1 FL Trophy R1 Bobby Campbell 20
1987–88 Div 3 46 20 12 14 70 61 72 7th R2 R2 FL Trophy Grp Bobby Campbell 16
1988–89 Div 3 46 14 14 18 55 53 56 17th R1 R1 FL Trophy AQF Bryan Griffiths 9
1989–90 Div 3 46 13 14 19 48 64 53 18th R3 R2 FL Trophy AQF Bryan Griffiths
Mark Hilditch
9
1990–91 Div 3 46 20 9 17 71 54 69 10th R3 R1 FL Trophy ASF Bryan Griffiths
Don Page
17
1991–92 Div 3 46 15 14 17 58 64 59 15th R3 R2 FL Trophy Grp Gary Worthington 18
1992–93 Div 2 46 10 11 25 43 72 41 23rd R2 R2 FL Trophy AF Bryan Griffiths 17
1993–94 Div 3 42 11 12 19 51 70 45 19th R3 R1 FL Trophy Grp Andy Lyons 11
1994–95 Div 3 42 14 10 18 53 60 52 14th R2 R2 FL Trophy AQF Andy Lyons 15
1995–96 Div 3 46 20 10 16 62 56 70 10th R3 R1 FL Trophy R2 Roberto Martínez 13
1996–97 Div 3 46 26 9 11 84 51 87 1st R1 R1 FL Trophy R2 Graeme Jones 31
1997–98 Div 2 46 17 11 18 64 66 62 11th R3 R1 FL Trophy AQF David Lowe 16
1998–99 Div 2 46 22 10 14 75 48 76 6th R2 R2 FL Trophy W Stuart Barlow 19
1999–00 Div 2 46 22 17 7 72 38 83 4th R3 R2 FL Trophy R2 Stuart Barlow 18
2000–01 Div 2 46 19 18 9 53 42 75 6th R2 R2 FL Trophy R2 Simon Haworth 11
2001–02 Div 2 46 16 16 14 66 51 64 10th R1 R1 FL Trophy R1 Andy Liddell 18
2002–03 Div 2 46 29 13 4 68 25 100 1st R3 QF FL Trophy R2 Andy Liddell 16
2003–04 Div 1 46 18 17 11 60 45 71 7th R3 R3 Nathan Ellington 18
2004–05 Champ[A] 46 25 12 9 79 35 87 2nd R3 R1 Nathan Ellington 24
2005–06 Prem 38 15 6 17 45 52 51 10th R4 RU Henri Camara 12
2006–07 Prem 38 10 8 20 37 59 38 17th R3 R2 Emile Heskey 8
2007–08 Prem 38 10 10 18 34 51 40 14th R4 R2 Marcus Bent 7
2008–09 Prem 38 12 9 17 34 45 45 11th R3 R4 Amr Zaki 10
2009–10 Prem 38 9 9 20 37 79 36 16th R4 R2 Hugo Rodallega 10
2010–11 Prem 38 9 15 14 40 61 42 16th R4 QF Charles N'Zogbia
Hugo Rodallega
9
2011–12 Prem 38 11 10 17 42 62 43 15th R3 R2 Franco Di Santo 9
2012–13 Prem 38 9 9 20 47 73 36 18th W R4 Arouna Koné 11
2013–14 Champ 46 21 10 15 61 48 73 5th SF R4 Europa League Grp Nick Powell
Jordi Gómez
7
2014–15 Champ 46 9 12 25 39 64 39 23rd R3 R1 James McClean 6
2015–16 LG1 46 24 15 7 82 45 87 1st R1 R1 FL Trophy ASF Will Grigg 28
2016–17 Champ 46 10 12 24 40 57 42 23rd R4 R1 Will Grigg 7

Key[edit]

Champions Runners-up Promoted Relegated

Divisions in bold indicate a change in division.
Players in bold indicate the top scorer in the division that season.

Footnotes[edit]

A. ^ In 2004–05 the Football League First Division had been renamed the Football League Championship as part of a re-branding exercise by the Football League.

References[edit]