Kris Radlinski MBE
In a career which spanned from 1993 to 2006 for his hometown Club, Radlinski played 322 games, scoring 183 tries and winning ten major honours with Wigan. Since hanging up his boots, Radlinski has progressed in his career off the field and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club.
His medal collection includes three Championships, three Premiership Trophies, one Challenge Cup, one Super League Grand Final, one John Player Trophy and one Charity Shield. Radlinski was also a member of the Super League Dream Team on five consecutive occasions (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002) and was also the 1995 Harry Sunderland Trophy winner.
In 1998, he featured in the first ever Super League Grand Final as Wigan overcame Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford and a year later played in the final ever match to be played at Central Park as Wigan went out victorious against local rivals St Helens.
One game Radlinski will always be remembered for is his outstanding performance in the 2002 Challenge Cup Final when Wigan beat St Helens at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium. Radlinski played a starring role at full back and was instrumental in defence to inspire Wigan to victory, as he became the first Wigan player ever to win the Lance Todd Trophy away from Wembley.
Internationally, he represented Great Britain 20 times and England 10 times, and then in 2007 he was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for his services to Rugby League.
Staying at the Club, Radlinski was appointed to the role of Rugby General Manager in 2010, operating alongside then Head Coach Michael Maguire, and his coaching team, providing an important link between the performance department and other sections of the Club.
Radlinski is now the Club’s Chief Executive Officer and works closely with Chairman Chris Brookes driving all areas of Club business, implementing strategic vision throughout all departments of the Club.