Football Scarf in the colours of
- Premium football scarf in the colours of Wigan Athletic
- No logos, no badges, no branding - 100% unofficial
- Made in Great Britain of pure Saxony wool
- In stock - usually despatched within 24hrs
- Length: 72 inches (183 cm)
- Width: 10 inches (25 cm)
- Recorded delivery worldwide
- UK: 2 - 4 working days
- Europe: 5 - 7 working days
- Rest of the World: 5 - 10 working days
Nickname: The Latics
Ground: The DW Stadium
- FA Cup Winners: 2013
- English Third Tier Champions: 2003, 2016
- English Fourth Tier Champions: 1997
- League Cup Runners-up: 2006
It can’t be easy for Wigan Athletic having the most successful English Rugby League club in the same town. As a non-league club the Latics applied 34 times to join the football league and were knocked back each time. Meanwhile Wigan Rugby League were picking up 19 League Championships and 18 Challenge Cups – and pulling in most of the local support. Back in those days the round-ball team barely managed to attract gates of 1,000 while the egg-catchers were pulling in huge crowds – 47,747 on one occasion.
In 1978 Wigan Athletic finally gained league status but the Latics fortunes changed forever in February 1995 when local millionaire and (then) owner of the JJB Sports chain, Dave Whelan, bought the club. He immediately declared that within ten years Wigan Athletic would be a top-flight club – and he was widely ridiculed for saying it. Ten years later they welcomed champions Chelsea for their first game in the Premier League.
Whelan’s revolution started in the summer of 1995 when he brought three young La Liga players to the club – Roberto Martínez, Isidro Diaz, and Jesus Seba – inevitably the Spaniards soon became known as The Three Amigos. The Spanish trio would be critical in Wigan Athletic’s rise to the top-flight; Martinez went on to manage the club and led them to a famous FA Cup final victory over Manachester City in 2013.
These days the football and rugby sides share the neat DW Stadium and for a short while Dave Whelan owned both clubs; however Whelan sold the rugby league club in 2007 and these days he only wears a Wigan Athletic scarf.