Wigan Athletic - Vital Latics Top 50 - Hugo Rodallega
UK time is: 10:30:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Vital Latics Top 50 - Hugo Rodallega

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:

Hugo Rodallega
Appearances: 112
Best Moment: Scoring the goal to secure Latics safety in the Premier League on the final day of the 2010/11 season against Stoke.

Hugo joined Latics from Mexican club Necaxa in January 2008, it would prove to be one of our greatest signings in our Premier League era.

Hugo's career with us so nearly got off to the perfect start in his first match, against Liverpool, with a 25 yard freekick smacking against the crossbar. Despite the ball not ending up in the back of the net, the shot was a sign of Hugo's potential and what future lay ahead for him at Wigan.

From that first match to his last against Wolves on the final day of the 2011/12 season; Hugo has installed himself as a Wigan legend, becoming Latics' record Premier League goal scorer and producing moments of sheer magic.

Perhaps his most spectacular goal came against Villa in Roberto Martinez's first game in charge with a spectacular half volley from just outside the penalty area being smashed past Brad Friedel. Hugo has scored crucial goals in the most crucial and important games, such as in the landmark victories against Chelsea and Liverpool and, of course, his survival clinching goal against Stoke.

Quite appropriately Hugo's last great moment for Latics mirrors his first shot back in 2008 against Liverpool, only this time his 25 yard freekick, against QPR in January 2012, was smashed into the back of the net.

Hugo has left Wigan fans with some of the greatest of memories.


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

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

The Journalist

Writer: Jonny_SuffolkLatic Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 10 2012

Time: 7:34AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Without a doubt a fans favourite
Report Abuse
10/07/2012 07:36:00

sometimes went missing but always turned up when it counted! cracking player hope we can replace him (dont anyone mention boselli!)
Report Abuse
10/07/2012 09:01:00

Report Abuse
10/07/2012 09:42:00

His last shot hit the post against Wolves. Like him, but the woodwork stopped him scoring many more goals
Report Abuse
11/07/2012 10:32:00


Have Your Say

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

Recent Wigan Athletic Articles

Archived Wigan Athletic Articles

List All Vital Latics Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. worbo 95
2. hindleymonwafc 80
3. Thorpyness 69
4. nottinghamlatic 67
5. 1henski 66
6. Whittleblue 60
7. Moonay 53
8. Yon Mon 50
9. loudmouthblue 35
10. Lazysid 30

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Gillingham 20 11 5 4 14 38
3. Burton 19 12 2 5 7 38
4. Walsall 19 10 6 3 14 36
5. Wigan 20 9 7 4 10 34
6. Peterborough 20 10 3 7 15 33
7. Millwall 19 9 4 6 4 31
8. Southend 20 8 7 5 3 31

Wigan Athletic Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

» Coventry : 29/11/2015 09:50:01
DRFC Ferguson disappointed with a point
» Doncaster : 29/11/2015 08:00:01
Rovers hold league leaders
» Doncaster : 29/11/2015 08:00:00
Not Good Enough
» Sheff Utd : 29/11/2015 07:54:00
» Doncaster : 29/11/2015 07:19:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man Of The Match v Southend United
Suggested By:  Jimmy James
Jussi Jääskeläinen 0%
Donervon Daniels 0%
Leon Barnett 75%
Jason Pearce 25%
Chris McCann 0%
Reece James 0%
Don Cowie 0%
Max Power 0%
Cisco Junior 0%
Will Grigg 0%
Alex Revell 0%
David Perkins 0%