Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney complete takeover of Wrexham football club

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
·1 min read

Actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have officially completed their takeover of Wrexham.

The pair have taken 100% control of the National League club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust.

Reynolds and McElhenney have made a £2 million investment in the club under the terms of the deal.

Reflecting the completion of the deal, Deadpool star Reynolds changed his name on Twitter to Wryan and McElhenney renamed himself as Wrob. The pair had previously announced the approval of their bid by making a spoof advert for club sponsors Ifor Williams Trailers.

McElhenney tweeted: “The @Wrexham_AFC handover is complete! We’re toasting with a limited-edition bottle of @AviationGin and I am rebranding as Wrob. 

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Both of which I am apparently legally obligated to do as I’ve been informed Ryan now owns my life rights. My lawyer is currently looking into it.”

The Racecourse Ground stadium, the home football ground of Wrexham FC, is pictured in Wrexham, north Wales on November 17, 2020. - Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's proposed takeover of Welsh football team Wrexham has been approved by the club's supporters trust. After a week-long vote, Wrexham Supporters Trust members have given the Hollywood duo their overwhelming backing, with 1,809 out of more than 2,000 eligible voters lining up behind them at a special general meeting. Wrexham play in the fifth-tier of English football -- far removed from the glamour and worldwide reach of the elite Premier League. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

The Racecourse Ground stadium, the home football ground of Wrexham FC, is pictured in Wrexham. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Hollywood star Reynolds donned a club hoodie embroidered with his initials in a picture shared to Instagram.

He said, “And away we go…” before adding the hashtag #UpTheTown.