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STAR PLAYERS

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Sir Elton John Watford FC

A Watford supporter since childhood, Elton John became director and chairman of the club in 1976. The singer is now honorary life-president, having resigned as chairman in 2002. Under his ownership, the club went from the Fourth to the First Division.

Delia Smith Norwich City FC

English chef Delia Smith is joint majority shareholde­r of Norwich City FC, alongside her husband, Michael Wynn Jones. She attends most home and away games, and has described the team’s supporters as the best in the world.

Mindy Kaling Swansea City AFC

The American actor Mindy Kaling, star of the US version of The Office ,isaoneper cent shareholde­r in Swansea City. She has spoken about how Oprah Winfrey inspired her to invest in something ‘she believes in’, adding, ‘I believe in this team.’

Lebron James Liverpool FC

American basketball player Lebron James has been a minority shareholde­r in Liverpool FC since 2011. He reportedly has a two per cent stake, worth £4.9 million at the time of his investment, and is an avid supporter of the Premier League club.

Robert Plant Wolverhamp­ton Wanderers FC

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has been a fan of Wolves since he was a boy, and in 2009 he became the team’s vice-president. Sometimes he even plays Wolves chants before his gigs.

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