Dave Whelan – Former professional footballer, entrepreneur, life president and owner or Wigan Athletic F.C.
7 ½ foot bronze statue unveiled on 24th November 2016 outside the DW Stadium, home of Wigan
Athletic F.C. and Wigan Warriors R.L.F.C.
This statue was erected to commemorate the achievements of club president Dave Whelan who has presided over the transformation of the club since he purchased it in 1995.
The club went from the fourth tier of English football to the premier league in little over ten years, famously accumulating in the club winning the F.A. Cup in 2013.
The statue was unveiled by Dave Whelan himself, attended by his family and a crowd of hundreds on the occasion of his 80th birthday.