A brief history of Wigan Athletic
November 11, 2010
By Rob Smyth
Admitted to Football League: 1978
Second Division: 1
Sporting tales don't come much more unexpected than that of Wigan Athletic, who had to overcome all manner of obstacles to reach the upper echelons of English football. The widespread apathy of a town that puts rugby first, second and third has been a recurring problem, and Wigan also had to deal with a history of failure. They are the fifth football side in the town, with Wigan County, Wigan United, ...