Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney possess Wrexham football team

Lula Sharp
November 17, 2020

Wrexham play in the fifth-tier of English football - far removed from the glamour and worldwide reach of the elite Premier League.

They now play in the National League, English football's fifth tier, but the Hollywood duo told supporters they want to turn the club into a "global force", and hope to get to north Wales to watch some matches when time allows.

WST said more than 91% of its members had taken part in an extraordinary ballot after which the takeover was approved, with more than 1,800 members in favour of the move.

They have given little explanation for why they would want to buy a Non-League football club in north Wales under their RR McReynolds Company, simply responding: "Why not?"

They said: "To the Wrexham Supporters' Trust - thank you, for your faith and trust in us".

Reynolds and McElhenney included up to £2 million of investment in their takeover plan and there is also plans for a Netflix-style documentary about the club under their tutelage.

"We want to be at the Racecourse Ground as much as possible - as many games as I can make", added Reynolds, a native of Canada.

Reynolds is a Canadian-born actor best known for starring in the "Deadpool" movies.

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In a video released on the club's Twitter channel celebrating the takeover, the two Hollywood stars make a freaky pitch for the football club's sponsor - Ifor Williams Trailers.

"You may have never heard of Wrexham, the racecourse ground or [the sponsor], but you will".

Reynolds then joked: "Oh f***, this is really happening!"

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have bought one of the world's oldest football teams and plan to document their first foray into the sport in a fly-on-the-wall TV show.

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Reynolds and McElhenney are understood to be prepared to use their own money, marketing and fame to help the side return to the glory days of the 1977-78 campaign, when they made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals and clinched the Third Division title.

"We want to have a pint with the fans", he said, adding his intention for him and McElhenney to be "great ambassadors for the club" and to "introduce the club to the world".

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