Wigan Athletic: Ex Premier League Players

Wigan Athletic Football Club: Ex Premier League Players

Welcome to the Wigan Athletic legends page – the gateway to information on ex Latics who have played in the Premier League.

In addition to information to the club’s ex players we have also added statistics which include the top goalscorers, most appearances and also the club’s final league position for each year that they have featured in the EPL.



Chris Kirkland – Premier League Appearances: 189 | Clean Sheets: 38

Ex Liverpool, Wigan Athletic and Coventry City goalkeeper Chris Kirkland retired from playing professionally in 2016 after a brief spell at League One side Bury. Read More..

Stephane Henchoz – Premier League Appearances: 243 | Goals Scored: 0

It’s very rare to see a Swiss player in the English Premier League but Stephane Henchoz was a fan’s favourite at every club he played for, especially Liverpool where he formed a strong defensive partnership with Sami Hyypia. Read More..

Gary Caldwell – Premier League Appearances: 102 | Goals Scored: 6

A versatile defender who could play across the back, ex Wigan Athletic captain Gary Caldwell retired from playing in 2015 after failing to recover from a long-term hip injury. Read More..

Arjan de Zeeuw – Premier League Appearances: 146 | Goals Scored: 5

A model professional within the game and highly regarded amongst the fans of all of the English Premier League clubs he played for, Arjan De Zeeuw retired from playing in 2009. Read More..

Titus Bramble – Premier League Appearances: 292 | Goals Scored: 10

Having spent 13 seasons in the Premier League with four different clubs, Titus Bramble retired from playing professionally in 2013 after being released by Sunderland. Read More..

Mario Melchiot – Premier League Appearances: 284 | Goals Scored: 6

A huge fan’s favourite at both Chelsea and Wigan Athletic, Mario Melchiot finally retired from playing in 2010 after a spell in Qatar with Umm Salal. Read More..

Michael Brown – Premier League Appearances: 194 | Goals Scored: 4

Michael Brown was a tough-tackling midfielder who played in the Premier League for five different clubs before retiring from playing in 2017 after spending three seasons at Port Vale. Read More..

Kevin Kilbane – Premier League Appearances: 325 | Goals Scored: 15

After a distinguished domestic and international career in which he earned 110 caps, Kevin Kilbane retired from playing in 2012 whilst playing for Coventry CityRead More..

Jason Roberts – Premier League Appearances: 221 | Goals Scored: 36

After a 17 year career playing at the top level, Jason Roberts had to retire whilst playing for Reading in 2014 because of a recurring hip injury. Read More..

Shaun Maloney – Premier League Appearances: 88 | Goals Scored: 15

A tricky attacking winger who enjoyed success in both Scotland and England, Shaun Maloney retired at the end of the 2016/17 season after spending two seasons with Hull City. Read More..

Jimmy Bullard – Premier League Appearances: 90 | Goals Scored: 15

A hugely likeable character, Jimmy Bullard’s football career was cut short in 2012 due to problems with his knees. Read More..

Marcus Bent – Premier League Appearances: 215 | Goals Scored: 40

After turning out for nine different clubs in the Premier League, Marcus Bent retired from playing in 2012 after a short spell in the Indonesia Super League with Mitra Kukar. Read More..

Emile Heskey – Premier League Appearances: 516 | Goals Scored: 110

Highly regarded at every club he played for and one of the few players who have scored over 100 goals in the Premier League, Emile Heskey retired from playing in 2016 after two seasons playing in the Championship with Bolton Wanderers. Read More..

Premier League Statistics

This table shows the players who have made the most Premier League appearances and the top goalscorers in the EPL.

Top EPL GoalscorersGoalsMost EPL AppearancesGames
Hugo Rodallega24Emmerson Boyce194
Henri Camara20Maynor Figueroa179
Charles N'Zogbia16Paul Scharner159
Paul Scharner14Chris Kirkland131
Franco Di Santo13James McCarthy115
Emile Heskey12Hugo Rodallega112
Arouna Kone11Ali Al Habsi101
Emmerson Boyce11Gary Caldwell100
Amr Zaki10Mario Melchiot97
Ben Watson10Titus Bramble96

Statistics provided by 11v11