Wrexham have confirmed that Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney need to put money into the Nationwide League membership.
The actors wouldn’t be the primary superstar homeowners of a sports activities group. Here’s a take a look at another examples:
David Beckham – Inter Miami CF
Beckham’s transfer to Main League Soccer in 2007 was a landmark second within the historical past of the league. As part of his switch to the Los Angeles Galaxy, there was an settlement that allowed the previous England captain to personal an MLS group for a reduced charge. He exercised that possibility in 2014 and the group performed its first match this 12 months.
Class of ’92 – Salford
Former Manchester United gamers Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville purchased the membership in 2014 with it within the Northern Premier League Division One North. Salford turned full-time in 2017 and now play in League Two following 4 promotions. Beckham joined his outdated team-mates in turning into a shareholder in 2019.
Shah Rukh Khan – Kolkata Knight Riders
The Bollywood star purchased the group on the inception of the Indian Premier League in 2007. The franchise has gained immense reputation attributable to its affiliation with superstar homeowners – movie producer and entrepreneur Juhi Chawla can also be an proprietor – and gained the IPL in 2012 and 2014.
Russell Crowe – South Sydney Rabbitohs
Raised in Sydney, the movie star purchased the Rabbitohs together with businessman Peter Holmes a Court docket in 2006. Holmes a Court docket stood down two years later amid rumours of a rift with Crowe, who stays concerned with the rugby league membership.
Donald Trump – New Jersey Generals
Earlier than he turned United States president, considered one of Trump’s ambitions was to personal a sport franchise and he coveted an NFL group. Unable to make this occur he bought the New Jersey Generals American soccer group of the newly fashioned USFL within the early-1980s. By 1986 the league had collapsed and plenty of blamed Trump for its demise.
Richard Branson – London Broncos
The British businessman took over as chairman of the rugby league membership in 1997 with a promise to make them the perfect on the earth. The Broncos completed second in Tremendous League and reached the Problem Cup remaining however by 2001 Branson was gone and a gradual decline adopted.
Elton John – Watford
The singer turned membership chairman in 1976. His ambition was to take Watford type the outdated Fourth Division to the First Division – and he succeeded. Underneath Graham Taylor, the Hornets completed second behind champions Liverpool through the 1982-83 season. John stepped down as chairman in 2002.