Hollywood actors finalize takeover of Welsh soccer club
FILE - This Oct. 3, 2019 file photo shows Ryan Reynolds at New York Comic Con. Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh soccer club Wrexham, according to a formal takeover announcement Wednesday Feb. 10, 2021, (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)WREXHAM – Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. The announcement late Tuesday was a formality because the takeover was approved in November. The new owners have big plans for Wrexham, which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer, and announced a $2.7 million equity investment. Formed in 1864, Wrexham had been a fan-owned club since 2011.
Hollywood stars complete takeover of Welsh club Wrexham
WREXHAM – Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the world's oldest soccer teams on Monday and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show. In a pinch-yourself moment for success-starved fans of Welsh club Wrexham, Reynolds and McElhenney completed a $2.5 million takeover of a team that plays in the fifth tier of the English game. In a recent call with members of the club’s supporters’ trust, Reynolds and McElhenney described Wrexham as a “sleeping giant” and outlined their vision to make the team a “global force". Amazon Prime was among the first to reply to Wrexham's takeover announcement on Twitter, sending its congratulations to the actors. “The Gang Buys A North Walian Football Club,” read a tweet from Wrexham, a club from a town of about 65,000 people located near the northwest English border.