WREXHAM, Wales – APRIL 22, 2023: Jordan Davies of Wrexham commemorates with fans as Wrexham win the Vanarama National League and are promoted to the English Football League after triumph versus Boreham Wood.
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Wrexham, the Welsh soccer club owned by Hollywood A-listers Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, protected promo back to the English Football League (EFL) system for the very first time in 15 years.
A 3-1 triumph on Saturday over London- based Boreham Wood saw the club win the Vanarama National League title, powered by 2 second-half objectives from talismanic striker Paul Mullin.
The win indicated Wrexham finished up the league title with one video game to spare after a strong obstacle from NottsCounty It will see the club ascend next season from the National League, the 5th tier of the English football pyramid, into the EFL League Two for the very first time given that its transfer in 2007/ 8.
Reynolds and McElhenney bought Wrexham, the third-oldest expert soccer club on the planet, for ₤ 2 million ($ 2.5 million) in November 2020, in spite of neither having much anticipation of the sport or of North Wales, where the club is based.
The Hollywood financial investment and industrial interest arising from the appeal of the behind-the-scenes Disney+ documentary series “Welcome to Wrexham” assisted construct the club a cult following around the globe, and supplied a monetary increase that has actually allowed Wrexham to obtain promo at the 2nd time of asking.
WREXHAM, Wales – APRIL 22, 2023: Wrexham AFC owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds commemorate with the Vanarama National League prize.
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Last season, Wrexham directly lost out on promo after losing 5-4 in an exhilarating play-off semi-final versus Grimsby Town, which went on to get promo and now likewise plays in LeagueTwo It likewise fell brief in the FA Trophy cup competitors, being beaten 1-0 at Wembley by Bromley FC.
Promotion to the EFL is extremely profitable for little clubs, and Wrexham will get a payment from the EFL of ₤ 1.1 million. Reynolds and McElhenney have actually guaranteed to reinvest a considerable part of the profits in gamer perks and swore additional financial investment in the club’s facilities, with a brand-new stand at the arena currently under building.
Reynolds and McElhenney participated in the video game at Wrexham’s Racecourse Ground on Saturday together with fellow star Paul Rudd, and were seen in tears as countless fans flooded the pitch at the full-time whistle.
In a Twitter post Sunday, “Deadpool” star Reynolds stated: “Everything I own smells like champagne, beer and grass. I’m still somewhere between giggling and sobbing. This town and this sport is one of the most romantic things on earth. Thank you, Wrexham AFC.”
Alongside a video of the set’s response at the full-time whistle, McElhenney, star of hit funny series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” tweeted: “You can see something leave both of our bodies at the same time. And then we’re filled back up with an indescribable amount of joy and gratitude.”