Wigan Athletic

Having won the FA Cup this season you might expect things to be looking bright for Wigan Athletic. Having become part of the furniture in the Premier League since their promotion in 2005, the Latics have always been involved in a relegation scrap, usually fighting their way out of it. This season, however, despite the success at Wembley against Manchester City, they didn't manage to beat the dreaded drop.

As a result, the club previously managed by Roberto Martinez and owned by Dave Whelan, have to work out a way of reducing the wage bill and also ensuring a swift return to the Premier League. Debts of £12m might be helped by their FA Cup success but relegation and what comes as a result - reduced numbers of spectators and money from television coverage to name just two factors - could cause great issues.

Below you'll see how debt levels have changed at the club over the years compared to league position & goals scored in addition to other key stats. There's also a social media data analysis of who is the most valued player to the fans, compared to the clubs player of the year.

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  • Debt £12m
  • Average Ticket Price £25.00
  • Average Attendance 19,375
  • Weekly Wage Total £353,000
  • Facebook Following 39,818
  • Debt per Point £0.33m

Player Analysis
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A comparison of the club voted player of the year to what we have defined as the 'Most Valued Player' (MVP).

Shaun Maloney Player of the Year
James McCarthy Most Valued Player
  • Transfer Fee
  • Weekly Wage
  • Following
  • £1m
  • £19,000
  • 3,200
  • Transfer Fee
  • Weekly Wage
  • Following
  • £1.2m
  • £15,000
  • 3,400