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2001 (loan) / 1995-2002Premier League title-winning full back during his time at Blackburn, joined Latics on loan from Rovers.
2001-2007 / 1997-2001Double promotion winning goalkeeper for Latics from Australia.
2005-2006 / 1997-1999+2006-2008Swiss centre half who also played for Liverpool.
2004 / 1999-2000Danish central midfielder who had a brief, but impressive spell at Latics. Career cut short by injury. Also played for Bolton Wanderers.
1993 (loan) + 2000-2001 (loan) / 1998-2003Northern Irish winger who also played for Manchester United and Newcastle United.
2007-2008 (loan) / 2000-2001Centre forward who scored a hat-trick for Latics against Blackburn in a 5-3 victory in 2007.
2004-2006 / 2000-2001 (loan) + 2001-2004Irish winger who helped Latics into the Premier League, having signed from Blackburn.
2006 / 2002-2006Former Liverpool midfielder who joined Latics from Rovers in January 2006. Scored on his Latics debut away at Middlesbrough.
2004-2006 / 2006-2012One half of Latics' famous promotion-winning strike partnership.
2016 (loan) + 2016-2017 / 2007-2009England international full back who came through at Liverpool. Captained Latics in 2016-2017.
2005-2006 / 2009-2011French full back who is to this day Latics' only ever player to make the Premier League PFA Team of the Year.
2010-2013 / 2009-2010 (loan)Argentinian forward who signed for Latics and was on loan at Blackburn from Chelsea.
2014 (loan) + 2017 (loan) / 2014 (loan)Former Manchester United midfielder who joined Latics on loan in two different spells. Scored on the final day of the 2016-17 season against Leeds United.
2009-2014 + 2016-2017 / 2016 (loan)Stylish Spanish midfielder who once scored a perfect hat-trick against Reading in 2012.
2017-2018 / 2016-2017 (loan)Irish midfielder who came through at Manchester City. Has since played for Oldham Athletic and Kilmarnock.
2011-2013 / 2013 (loan)Former Manchester United trainee midfielder who went on to play for Burnley and Sheffield Wednesday.
1983-1984 / 1979-1983Midfielder who sadly passed away in 2013. Came through at Blackburn before playing for Latics, Wrexham, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Chester City, Southport and Morecambe.
2002 (loan) / 1996-1999Left back who joined Rovers from Grimsby Town. Arrived at Latics from Ipswich Town.
1978-1979 / 1976-1978Bolton-born midfielder who signed from Blackburn. Was Latics' first ever EFL substitute in 1978.
1979-1981 / 1977-1979Former Blackpool defender who featured in Latics' early EFL teams in the late 1970s/early 1980s.
1988 (loan) / 1986-1989Rochdale-born forward who started his career at Blackburn before a brief loan spell at Latics with two goals in six matches. Northern Ireland U23 international.
1980-1983 / 1983-1985Wigan-born full back who was Latics' third 'home-grown' debutant in the EFL. Now in wealth management.
1978 (loan) / 1990 (loan)Joined Latics on loan from West Bromwich Albion in our first EFL season. Goalkeeper who went on to play nearly 200 times for Port Vale.
1986-1989 / 1981-1986Midfielder who made his professional debut for Blackburn. North-East native who played more than 100 times for Latics where he eventually became chief scout.
1994 (loan) / 1993-1996Son of former Fulham, Luton Town, Wimbledon and Blackburn Rovers manager Ray Harford.
1990-1991 / 1988-1990Scottish winger who arrived at Latics from Blackburn. Started out at Manchester City before spells with Rochdale, Preston and latterly East Fife and Montrose in his native Scotland.
1986-1987 / 1980-1986Midfielder who had a brief spell with Blackburn in 1977 before eventually featuring more than 100 times in his six year spell in the 1980s. Joined Latics for a brief spell at the end of his career.
1977-1978 + 1978-1980 / YouthChorley-born midfielder who made up part of Latics' first EFL team. A youth at Blackburn who played for Port Vale between his two spells at Latics.
1983-1986 / 1991-1996Liverpool-born forward who broke through at Latics with 25 goals in 72 games, including at Wembley Stadium in the Freight Rover Trophy final against Brentford.
1986-1988 / 1983-1986Midfielder who sadly passed away in 2012. Started his career at Bolton Wanderers, before his time at Blackburn and subsequently Latics. Finished his career with spells at Blackpool, Cardiff City and Walsall.
1994 (loan) / 1991-1995Forward who joined Latics on loan from Blackburn. Went on to be a goal-scoring hero for Swindon Town, Stoke City and Cardiff City before ending his career with Bradford City.
2017-2019 / 2001-2005 (Youth)Experienced central defender whose Dad managed Latics.
2001 (loan) / 1989 (loan)Arsenal youth product and former Wales international goalkeeper who joined Blackburn on loan from Nottingham Forest and Latics on loan from Sunderland.
1980-1981 / 1968-1969Wigan-born full back who started his career at Blackburn before playing more than 300 games for Oldham Athletic. Scored a famous FA Cup free kick for Latics against Sheffield Wednesday in 1977.
2019-Present (loan) / 2016-PresentScotland international defender who signed on loan for Latics from Blackburn on summer 2019 transfer deadline.
2017-2019 (loan) / 2019-Present (loan)Goalkeeper who featured as Latics' number one for two consecutive seasons on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

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