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David Whelan

D.O.B.

November 24th 1936

Birthplace

Bradford

Height

5' 10

Weight

11st

Nickname

Big Dave, Uncle Dave

Position

Chairman

Signed

1995

Fee

£1,000,000

Former Clubs

Blackburn Rovers, Crewe Alexandra

International

No

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In February 1995 David Whelan turned his eye towards his primary love, football, and he took over as Chairman of a then struggling Wigan Athletic.

For his first game a "crowd" of 1,452 turned up at Springfield Park.

From the time of his arrival things have looked rosy for the Latics.

He was instrumental in innovatively bringing three Spaniards, Jesus Seba, Roberto Martinez and Isidro Diaz to the club, when lower Division teams just didn't do such things.

His investment secured promotion to the Second Division and then in 2003 to the First, culminating (so far) with promotion to the Premiership in 2005.

He has invested heavily in providing the public of Wigan, including the supporters of the town's rugby team who he helped rescue from financial ruin, with a stadium fit for high level sport.

The objective is now survival in the Premiership, followed by a determined effort on reaching Europe.

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