Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought one of the oldest soccer clubs Wrexham back in 2020. The Hollywood duo has helped the club reach new heights.
The club has gained a new level of interest from the media since the takeover by the new owners. There have been documentaries on the club to increase their social media activities. This has garnered a question in the soccer fans’ minds how much has Ryan Reynolds paid to buy Wrexham?
According to multiple reports, Reynolds and McElhenney paid around $2.5 million to buy the club. Furthermore, as Wrexham was a non-league club, its valuation was far less than any Premier League club. A Premier League club could cost up to billions.
Wrexham played in the National League when the Hollywood stars took over the club. It is England’s fifth tier of soccer, with Premier League being the top tier in the pyramid.
When they say ‘Please stay off the pitch….’ #wrexhamafc pic.twitter.com/eYtClBv0cP
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 22, 2023
Ever since the new owners, the club has had various changes both on and off the pitch. They look like a proper professional soccer team and even have a big sponsorship from TikTok.
Wrexham’s achievements since Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the club
The club has seen massive growth since the arrival of the Hollywood duo. The duo has spent enough money on the club to make it a properly functioning club and is not looking to stop anytime soon.
The club has seen promotion to League Two for the first time since 2008 after a sensational season. Furthermore, the club even reached the fourth round of the FA Cup. However, they were defeated by Sheffield United.
🥲 @VancityReynolds and @RMcElhenney in tears watching their @Wrexham_AFC seal promotion pic.twitter.com/xZ7fCbfaRh
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 22, 2023
Even with a defeat in the FA Cup, there is no denying the club’s achievements this season. Wrexham finally won the National League title. It was a tear-jerking moment for both the fans and the owners.
It is an English soccer norm to celebrate the team’s success by invading the pitch at the end of the season match. The club’s fans followed the same norm and flooded the pitch after their team sealed the promotion for the first time since 2008.
Wrexham’s worth has increased since the takeover
Ryan Reynolds bought the club for $2.5 million but it is in no way possible that the valuation of the club has remained the same since then.
Their status off the pitch has also increased since the Hollywood stars took over. Reynolds is one of the most loved celebrities in the Hollywood industry. Therefore, his involvement in the club brought a lot of positive publicity to the club.
Social media platform TikTok is the official sponsor for the kits of the Welsh club. Furthermore, the club also received a docuseries called ‘Welcome to Wrexham‘, with Disney+ and Hulu being their official streaming partner.
The club has certainly leveled up over the last three years since the takeover by Hollywood stars. The duo has helped the club immensely to reach where they are today.