Otago Daily Times

Welsh football club sold to North American actors


ACTORS Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have completed the takeover of Welsh team Wrexham, the fifthtier club has confirmed.

Canadian Reynolds, famed for starring in superhero comedy

and American actor McElhenney, creator and star of sitcom

first expressed interest in investing in the club in September.

In November, the club’s supporters trust (WST), which owns the club, voted in favour of the move.

‘‘We can now pursue our goal to grow the team and return it to the English Football League (EFL) in front of increased attendance­s, and in an improved stadium, while making a positive difference to the wider community in Wrexham,’’ Reynolds and

McElhenney said in a statement.

Wrexham was relegated from the EFL in 2008 and lies seventh in the National League, one division below the EFL’s League Two.

Wrexham, which has reached the FA Cup quarterfin­als three times but has never competed in the topflight of English football, was founded in 1864 and has been owned by its fans since 2011. — Reuters

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Ryan Reynolds
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Rob McElhenney

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