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Profession: Businessperson | Football player
Date of Birth: 1936-11-24
Country: Bradford
Dave Whelan net worth: Dave Whelan is an English former professional soccer player who has a net worth of XYZ. He was born in Bradford on November 24, 1936. He played for the Blackburn Rovers from 1956-60, scoring three goals in his career. Whelan broke his leg in the FA Cup Final against the Wolverhampton Wanderers and was sold to Crewe Alexandra F.C., playing until 1966. After his playing days, he opened up a series of supermarkets called Whelan's Discount Stores, which he eventually sold for over a million pounds. In 1977, Whelan acquired JJB, a sporting and fishing store in Wigan, and turned it into a successful sporting goods store, becoming the UK's second biggest retailer. In 2007 he sold his remaining stake in the company. Whelan purchased the Wigan Athletic Football Club in 1995. When he took over, they were in Division Three; Wigan promised to get the team to the Premier League, which he achieved in 2005. In May 2013, Wigan beat Manchester City in the FA Cup Final, securing their first major trophy in their Premier League history. Whelan is also a notorious conservative, and caused some controversy when he made teams hold a mandatory moment of silence after the death of Margaret Thatcher.
David "Dave" Whelan (born 24 November 1936) is a former professional football player with Blackburn Rovers and Crewe Alexandra who now owns Wigan Athletic. He is the former owner of JJB Sports and the current owner of the DW Stadium where Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors RLFC play.
A prominent supporter of the Conservative Party, in 2008 he donated ??250,000 to the Party and in 2013 he stirred controversy with his call for a mandatory minute's silence at all football games upon the death of Margaret Thatcher.


Whelan was born in Bradford and raised in Wigan.
Whelan was a member of Blackburn Rovers' 1960 FA Cup Final team, which lost 3-0 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. Whelan himself did not complete the game, breaking a leg during the first half. Whelan's injury is one of many serious injuries suffered by players in the 1950-60 era and was known as the Wembley hoodoo. Following his leg break, Whelan was sold to Crewe Alexandra F.C. where he played for several years before retiring to concentrate fully on his chain of supermarkets, Whelan's Discount Stores, which were sold to Ken Morrison for over a million pounds.
Whelan acquired Wigan fishing and sports store JJ Bradburns (even though JJB are the initials of previous owner John Jarvis Broughton) in 1977. He renamed the company JJB Sports and soon focused purely on sports goods. By 1980, JJB had become a chain of 7 stores, and went on to expand throughout the 1980s and 1990s. It went on to be the UK's second biggest sports retailer.
In 2005 JJB Sports were fined ??5.5 million by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) for fixing the price of the English National Team and Manchester United shirts in 2000 and 2001. Which Consumer magazine issued proceedings against JJB Sports to sue the high street retailer for damages on behalf of consumers who were affected by the price fixing.
Whelan gradually scaled down his interests in the company and in 2005 he stepped down as chairman. However, in October 2006 h

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DAVE WHELAN STATUE UNVEILED

A proud moment for Mr. Whelan, his family, the football club and Latics’ supporters as the Dave Whelan statue was unveiled on Thursday afternoon. Dave Whelan statue unveiled. “I couldn’t be more proud, it is just fantastic,” says Mr. Whelan.
Posted: November 24, 2016, 9:51 am

Dave Whelan quits as Wigan chairman and appoints grandson as successor

Dave Whelan has decided to stand down as Wigan chairman and appoint his grandson as his successor. Whelan announced the news this lunchtime and said that 23-year-old David Sharpe will take over. The 78-year-old, who bought the club 20 years ago, will ...
Posted: March 3, 2015, 4:15 am

Dave Whelan steps down as Wigan Athletic chairman with his grandson David Sharpe taking over at Championship strugglers

Dave Whelan has stood down as chairman of Wigan Athletic still insisting he cannot understand why he was fined and banned from his football club for making racist remarks about the Jewish and Chinese communities. While Whelan will retain ownership of a ...
Posted: March 2, 2015, 11:11 pm
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