Wrexham AFC: when did Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buy the club, how much, net worth

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Wrexham AFC are owned by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

Wrexham have sealed a return to the Football League for the first time in 15 years.

The North Wales side came from behind to beat Boreham Wood 3-1 at the Racecourse Ground on Saturday (22 April) to claim the National League title. It means that they will be playing football in League Two for the first time since the 2007/2008 season.

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The Non-League team made headlines around the world after being purchased by Hollywood duo Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Since the completion of the takeover the club in February 2021, the club has become the subject of a Disney Plus documentary called Welcome to Wrexham released last year.

The Hollywood duo have been spotted at previous games, including the Easter Monday clash with Notts County at the Racecourse Ground. Wrexham are in a two way race for the sole automatic promotion spot to League Two.

Speaking about the owners earlier in the season, manager Phil Parkinson said: “The owners, since they have come in, and all of us together are working hard to put Wrexham firmly back on the football map, and this is a great step in that direction.”

Here’s all you need to know about Wrexham’s owner.

When did Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney buy Wrexham AFC?

The Hollywood pair announced that they were taking over Wrexham in November 2020 and the deal was confirmed in February 2021. The pair took 10% control of the National League club from the Wrexham Supporters Trust after receiving overwhelming backing for the takeover.

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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. 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.” 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.

How much did they pay for Wrexham AFC?

It was announced that Reynolds and McElhenney had completed a £2m deal for Wrexham in February 2021.

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When did the owners last attend a game?

Reynolds and McElhenney were both spotted at the Racecourse Ground in Wrexham on Easter Monday. They were in the crowd for the top of the table clash with Notts County.

What is the combined net worth of Reynolds and McElhenney?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ryan Reynolds is worth an estimated $150million dollars.

His involvement in the club comes off the back of selling his Aviation Gin brand for $610million to drinks giant Diageo.

He also has an ownership stake in Mint Mobile, and overall reportedly earned an estimated $71.5million in 2020 before tax.

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Rob McElhenney is worth around $50million.

McElhenney is primarily known as the co-creator of the hit series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. In 2020 he created and starred in the Apple TV series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet.

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