News 10 February 2021

Hollywood Stars Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney Officially Complete Wrexham A.F.C Takeover

10 February 2021

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of National League club, Wrexham A.F.C.

Deadpool‘s Reynolds and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’s McElhenney have taken 100% control of the Welsh club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST), and have invested an immediate £2 million into the side.

“It is a special day for the two of us to become the latest stewards in the long and storied history of Wrexham AFC,” said Reynolds and McElhenney in a statement.

“Together with the players, the staff, the fans and the local community, we can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the EFL in front of increased attendances, and in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham.

“Wrexham AFC is only in a position to thrive because of the incredible efforts of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. Their members are a fitting reflection of the integrity and spirit of the town and they will always have an important role at the club.”

Wrexham football club was formed in 1864 and were lowered to English football’s fifth tier in 2008. Since 2011, Wrexham has been owned by its fans and they were not looking to sell up until they were approached about the deal.

It has been reported Reynolds and McElhenney plan to make Wrexham a “global force”, and also aim to boost women’s football in the Wrexham area.

In a statement, The WTS said: “We urge all supporters to unite behind our new owners, the club and the team as they look to return Wrexham to the heights we have all dreamed of.”