Spurs v Wigan Athletic notes

26.11.2005 The first ever meeting between the two clubs.

02.01.2009 The first ever meeting between the two clubs in the FA Cup.


They are linked with both

Dave Beasant Spurs reserve keeper, signed as cover during a period of injury in 2001-02 also was at Wigan a year after leaving the Lane, playing one game for the Latics in the Leyland DAF Trophy in 2002.

Mark Bowen Welsh defender, who played 20 games for Spurs before moving to Norwich City and ended his career with a spell playing seven games at the JJB stadium in 1999.

Michael Brown Combative midfielder, who joined Spurs from Sheffield United in January 2004 and did a good job adding some bite to the Spurs side of the time, but left to join Fulham in 2006, before moving on to Wigan in July 2007.

Nathan Byrne Spurs youngster who developed at the club as a flying right back, but could not break into the first team.  Went out on a number of loans before signing for Swindon Town, then moved to Wolves before Wigan bought him in 2016.  Made 134 appearances in a four year stay before leaving for Derby County in 2020 as cash-strapped Wigan sold off their assets.

Pascal Chimbonda Signed from French club Bastia, full back Chimbonda stayed at Wigan Athletic for one season, scoring twice in 37 appearances and left under a cloud after handing his transfer request in soon after leaving the Highbury pitch on the last day of the 2005-06 season.  Joined Spurs in that summer after protracted negotiations and has settled into the Tottenham side.

Shaquile Coulthirst Striker Shaquile Coulthirst was a Spurs youth product, who made one substitute appearance for the first team.  Went out on a number of loans, one of which was at Wigan from August to November 2015, when he made two appearances.  Left Tottenham to join Peterborough United and later played for Barnet and Boreham Wood.

Erik Edman Signed from Heerenveen in Holland in the summer of 2007, Edman was a quick, hard tackling full back, with an adventurous nature.  Scored a stunning 40 yard goal at Anfield, but left after just a year, when he joined Rennes in France.  Brought back to England by Wigan in 2008, Erik suffered a serious knee injury in his first few games and took a year to come back to playing.

Colin Lee Signed in 1977 as a striker, Lee was at Spurs until 1980 and joined the Lancashire club as a coach for a couple of months in December 2001-January 2002.

Mido Widely travelled Egyptian forward Mido signed from AS Roma on an 18 month loan deal in January 2005.  Impressing Martin Jol, he signed permanently in August 2006, but after a total of 63 appearances and 20 goals, he was sold a year later to Middlesbrough.  January 2009 saw him move to Wigan Athletic on loan for six months scoring twice in 20 games.  Continued to go out on loan before a move to his last club Barnsley.

Wilson Palacios Signed from Olympia in Honduras for £550,000, the midfielder was snapped up by Spurs after less than a year in the country and cost a whopping £12,000,000.

Gareth Whalley Trialist at Spurs, he played a couple of pre-season games, but was not signed permanently, but did get a contract with the Lactics after that.

Reto Ziegler Swiss international who spent a spell on loan at Wigan from Spurs from January 2006 to the end of the season.


Debuts against Wigan Athletic

Cameron Lancaster 31.01.2012


Last game for the club – played against Wigan Athletic


First goal scored for the club – scored against Wigan Athletic

Edgar Davids 25.11.2005


Last goal scored for the club – scored against Wigan Athletic

Edgar Davids 25.11.2005



26.11.2005 Martin Jol was in charge of a Spurs side for the 50th time.
Paul Robinson makes his 50th Premiership appearance for Spurs.

19.02.2006 Jermain Defoe makes his 150th career Premiership appearance.
Robbie Keane makes his 200th Premiership appearance.
Michael Carrick makes his 50th Premiership start for Spurs.
Arjan De Zeeuw makes his 150th League appearance for Wigan.

15.04.2007 Tottenham’s 150th draw in the Premier League.
Kevin Kilbane scores his first goal for Wigan Athletic.

11.11.2007 Darren Bent makes his 200th career league appearance (Ipswich, Charlton and Tottenham).

19.04.2008 Tom Huddlestone makes his 100th Premier League appearance for Tottenham.
Dimitar Berbatov’s goal was the 100th for Tottenham in all competitions this season.
Antonio Valencia makes his 50th Premier League appearance for Wigan Athletic.
Ryan Taylor makes his 50th appearance for the Latics.

11.01.2009 Jermain Defoe plays the 350th game of his career.
Wigan Athletic win their first match in their history against Tottenham.
Paul Scharner makes his 100th appearance for the Latics.
Maynor Figueroa scores his first goal for Wigan Athletic.

22.11.2009 Jermain Defoe scored five goals to equal the highest number of goals scored by a player in a Premier League match and to become the first player to score five goals in one half of a Premier League game.


Transfers from Tottenham to Wigan Athletic

Name Date Fee

Reto Ziegler January 2006 Loan


Transfers from Wigan Athletic to Tottenham

Name Date Fee

Wilson Palacios January 2009 £12,000,000