Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney set to join ranks of celebrity sporting owners

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The Wrexham Supporters Trust has approved a takeover by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

The actors are not the first celebrity owners of a sports team. Here, the PA news agency takes a look at some other examples.

David Beckham – Inter Miami CF

David Beckham, left, and Ryan Reynolds
Perhaps Ryan Reynolds was inspired by David Beckham (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Class of ’92 – Salford

Phil Neville, fourth left,, Gary Neville, fifth left, Paul Scholes, centre left, and Nicky Butt, centre
Salford’s illustrious co-owners include Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt (Martin Rickett/PA)

Shah Rukh Khan – Kolkata Knight Riders

Shah Rukh Khan Madame Tussauds Photocall – London
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has enjoyed some success (Yui Mok/PA)

Russell Crowe – South Sydney Rabbitohs

Rugby League – World Club Series – St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Langtree Park
South Sydney Rabbitohs co-owner Russell Crowe (Martin Rickett/PA)

Donald Trump – New Jersey Generals

Donald Trump
Outgoing US President Donald Trump tried his hand at owning a sports team (Alex Brandon/PA)

Richard Branson – London Broncos

Richard Branson, left, and Ryan Reynolds, right
Branson, left, and Reynolds, right, have other business interests in common (Jon Enoch/PA)

Elton John – Watford

Elton John in the stand at Watford’s Vicarage Road ground (PA)

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