Rob McElhenney And Ryan Reynolds Buy Third Oldest Soccer Team In The World, Team Up To Sell Trailers

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Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds are the newest owners of Wrexham AFC, a football club in Wales. No, seriously. The two made a delightfully random and surprising bid to take over the team in September, and 97.5% of the Wrexham supporters trust board, which previously owned the team, voted to allow the bid to be considered. As longtime Hollywood friends, the duo presented their proposal earlier this month, with plans including an immediate cash injection of £2 million upon the transition of power. The bid was approved on Monday.

Wrexham plays in the National League — the fifth tear of English football — and holds the title of the third oldest football club in the world. Founded in 1864, the club was relegated from the English Football League in 2008 after 87 years as an EFL club and has failed to earn a promotion since. It is unclear what drew Reynolds and McElhenney to bid for ownership of the club, but they have been very vocal about their vision.

The club announced its new ownership on Monday morning with a hilarious promotion. In the video, McElhenney and Reynolds pitch the ultimate Christmas gift, Ifor Williams Trailers. Why? Because the North Walian trailer company is a team sponsor. “Holy s***, this is really happening,” Reynolds says.


With a 98% vote for approval, the RR McReynolds Company, LCC will take 100 percent control of Wrexham Football Club. It is unclear if Reynolds and McElhenney have other investors in on the deal, but the two officially own the full stake of the team and people are very excited.