UK time is: 16:29:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Vital Latics Top 50 - Henri Camara



Vital Wigan members and posters have produced a Latics Top 50 Footballers list and there are some great players on that list and their names really do conjure up some fantastic memories. The members of Vital Latics have also created some very unique pen-pictures of their hero's, these are being published in no particular order:

Henri Camara

Honours:
Once the highest scorer in the premiership for Wigan
Record signing fee in 2005

Henri Camara joined Wigan Athletic in August 2005 as a record 3.1 million signing. With lighting pace and a bad boy reputation, many thought little Wigan were taking a BIG risk with a player that could not settle.

During the 2005-2006 season Camara certainly clicked (sorry could not resist) scoring 12 goals. The highlights being his first hat trick against Charlton and scoring against Bolton, which enabled Wigan to get their first win against local rivals for 12 years.

His goal celebrations were always entertaining with or without Chimbonda. My favourite was when he scored against Aston Villa and did a "Juan Pablo Angel" impression - not sure how many other supporters knew about this, as at the time the one and only (as I recall) Mexican wave was happening at the JJB/DW.

The 2006 -2007 season was stop start due to injury. One of his best goals was against Sunderland on Saturday 11 March 2006, a brilliant volley which eluded keeper Kelvin Davies. This is still one of the greatest goals scored by a Wigan player.

During the 2007 - 2008 season, out of favour with Steve Bruce, Henri went on an unsuccessful loan to West Ham.

He returned to the Wigan for the following season. The main highlight was him coming off the bench to score the winning goal, a six yard tap in from a Valencia cross, against Everton on 24 November 2008.

During February 2009 he was loaned to Stoke. At the time Henri said 'I want to say a really big thank-you to the Wigan fans, who have been magnificent to me. I will never forget that, and the club will always stay in my heart.'

End the end of the 2009 season with no permanent deal from Stoke or Wigan he was released.

If Wigan were not riding on the crest of the premiership wave, Henri could be considered just an average player, but we were and he was fantastic!

Wigan Blue



Bookmark and Share



Join The Vital Debate









Latics and Proud



Fancy writing an article about the Latics? Why not get in touch, we are always looking for new contributors, after all we are all Latics fans here and want to get the Latics message to the world, so if you have a favourite match or Latics memory get it jotted down, or whatever you want to say put it into an email and send it to us here at Vital Wigan

To get your article published just click here and we will put it onto the site




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Wigan Blue Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday July 9 2012

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

Quality striker
worbo
Still is and probably will always be my favorite wigan player, when he settled he banged them in, oh to have camara in his prime once more.
diameslovechild
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Brentford v Latics Fixture Time Change (Thursday November 20 2014)

Malky Mackay Appointed New Latics Boss (Wednesday November 19 2014)

Have Your Say At The Latics (Tuesday November 18 2014)

A Message From Boycey To The Fans (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Whittleblue 173
2. scotdave 118
3. worbo 116
4. Jonny_SuffolkLatic 109
5. russialatic 104
6. hindleymonwafc 103
7. Pauvre Jean 95
8. albert jckson 93
9. Oscarbon 92
10. loudmouthblue 85

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Wigan 0 - 0 Millwall
Wigan 1 - 2 Ipswich
Wigan 3 - 3 Fulham
Wigan 4 - 0 Birmingham
Charlton 2 - 1 Wigan
Bolton 3 - 1 Wigan

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 17 4 6 7 -5 18
19. Rotherham 17 4 6 7 -9 18
20. Brighton 17 3 8 6 -3 17
21. Bolton 17 5 2 10 -7 17
22. Wigan 17 3 7 7 -4 16
23. Birmingham 17 3 7 7 -15 16
24. Blackpool 17 1 4 12 -18 7

Breaking League News

Is This Where The Wheels Come Off?
Ipswich : 21/11/2014 15:38:00
Town Travel To Cherries In Fine Fettle
Ipswich : 21/11/2014 15:28:00
Norwich v Brighton (Preview)
Brighton : 21/11/2014 14:15:00
RUFC - Chairman Delighted With Sponsors
Rotherham : 21/11/2014 14:15:00
Cardiff (A) Match Preview
Reading : 21/11/2014 14:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Happy With The Appointment Of Malky Mackay?
Suggested By:  
Yes 83%
No 17%