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15 May 2019

A quick look at some of the facts and figures from our 2018-19 campaign in the Sky Bet Championship.

  • Season in Numbers: Wigan Athletic in 2018-19.
  • Home wins, internationals and Academy debuts.
  • Centurions, new goal scorers and our 20th season at the DW Stadium.

20 - 2018-19 was our 20th season at the DW Stadium, having moved from Springfield Park in 1999. Within those 20 seasons we have won 180 home league matches (11 in 2018-19), drawn 128 (8 in 2018-19) and lost just 120 (4 in 2018-19). We have scored 556 goals at the DW (29 in 2018-19) in that time, collecting 668 points (41 in 2018-19).

6 - This was only our sixth campaign in the second tier of English football.

11 - Paul Cook led his side to 11 home victories in the Sky Bet Championship this season, defeating; West Bromwich Albion (1-0), Aston Villa (3-0), Bristol City (1-0), Sheffield Wednesday (3-2), Hull City (2-1), Preston North End (2-0), Blackburn Rovers (3-1), Queens Park Rangers (2-1), Millwall (1-0), Rotherham United (1-0) and Bolton Wanderers (5-2).

4 - Latics fell to just four defeats at home this season, with only Sheffield United, Leeds United, Derby County and Birmingham City taking maximum points away from the DW Stadium.

49 - Paul Cook took his tally of victories as Latics boss up to 49.

45 - Player of the Year, Players' Player of the Year and Goal of the Season winner Reece James played 45 times in the Sky Bet Championship, the most of any player in a Latics shirt. He sat out our final away game of the season against Birmingham City.

3 - Joe Gelhardt, Jensen Weir and Charlie Jolley were our trio of Academy league debuts. Gelhardt and Weir, both England youth internationals, were substitutes in our 1-1 draw at Birmingham City on Saturday 27 April, whilst 42-goal Academy striker Jolley appeared from the bench on the final day of the season in our 1-0 victory over Millwall at the DW Stadium.

8 - An unprecedented tally of youth internationals represented Latics on a global stage this season. Eight players featured across the campaign, including; Owen Evans (Wales U21), Kyle Joseph (Scotland U18+U19), Luke Robinson (Scotland U18), Bobby Jones (Republic of Ireland U18), Joe Gelhardt (England U17), Jensen Weir (England U17), MacKenzie O'Neill (Northern Ireland U17), Thelo Aasgaard (Norway U16). Although not contracted to Latics full time, Reece James (England U19) and Antonee Robinson (USA U23) also represented their countries in youth internationals.

51 - 16 different players contributed to our goal tally of 51 across the 46 league matches, with Nick Powell and Joe Garner our leading goal scorers with eight each. Who else has ranked as leading goal scorer for Latics during our time in the EFL? Take the quiz!

5 - Nathan Byrne, Josh Windass, Kal Naismith, Reece James and Joe Garner became our five latest EFL goal scorers.

100 - Three members of the squad became part of our 100 Club for EFL appearances in the league since our election in 1978. Nick Powell sits 51st on the list with 123 appearances, Samy Morsy is 61st with 112 appearances and Callum McManaman is 72nd with 101 appearances to his name. Michael Jacobs is the highest placed current Latics player in 35th with 144 appearances. How many members of the 100 club can you name? Take the quiz!

36 - Nick Powell's eight league goals in 2018-19 sees him as the highest ranking goal scorer on our all-time EFL list with 36 goals during his time at the club. Powell is 14th on our all-time league goal scorers list, overtaking Ian Kilford and Paul Jewell this season. Michael Jacobs has 29 league goals for Latics in 17th. Take the quiz to see if you can name our leading EFL goal scorers.

26 - Powell also improved his ranking on our all-time DW Stadium goal scorers list, with his four gome goals this season taking his total to 26 goals at the DW, the fourth highest of any Latics player, overtaking Lee McCulloch to sit behind Will Grigg, Andy Liddell and Nathan Ellington. Again, Michael Jacobs makes the list with 10 home goals (four of which came in 2018-19), the 15th highest. Take the quiz and see how many of our top home goal scorers you can name.

Want to hear more about our 2018-19 season? Catch our Latics Listen season review with Guy Clarke and Tommy Gore below...

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