Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney

The owners of Wrexham AFC may not be from North Wales. But they have restored faith in the football gods and may be the most popular American owners of a european football club that have ever lived or ever will live. 

We have put together a small tribute to the two men that have put Wrexham on the global map. 

Old historical books found in the library of Wrexham

Ryan & Rob - a dynamic duo not resting before they win

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, two renowned Hollywood actors, joined forces in 2020 to embark on a unique adventure as co-owners of Wrexham Association Football Club (AFC). Beyond their successful careers on the silver screen, these charismatic individuals share a passion for football and a desire to make a meaningful impact on the historic Welsh football club.

Ryan Reynolds: A Marvelous Maverick

Ryan Rodney Reynolds, born on October 23, 1976, in Vancouver, Canada, has established himself as a versatile actor, known for his quick wit, charm, and exceptional talent. Reynolds rose to prominence through his roles in various films, including the "Deadpool" series, "The Proposal," and "Free Guy." His performances have earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe nomination.

Fun Fact: Ryan Reynolds' quick wit and humor extend to his social media presence. He is widely recognized for his hilarious and often self-deprecating posts on platforms like Twitter, where he engages with fans and showcases his unique sense of humor. Reynolds' ability to connect with people through his wit and authenticity has endeared him to millions around the world.'

Rob McElhenney: A Visionary Storyteller

Robert Dale McElhenney Jr., born on April 14, 1977, in Philadelphia, United States, is a creative genius and a multifaceted talent. McElhenney is best known for creating and starring in the long-running sitcom "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," which has garnered a dedicated fanbase and critical acclaim throughout its impressive run. His sharp comedic timing and ability to craft compelling narratives have earned him widespread recognition.

Fun Fact: Rob McElhenney is known for his relentless pursuit of authenticity. For his role in "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," he gained a significant amount of weight between seasons to portray his character's transformation, only to lose it again in a remarkable display of dedication. His commitment to his craft and attention to detail have set him apart as a visionary storyteller.

The Birth of a Partnership

In 2020, Reynolds and McElhenney surprised the world when they unveiled their ambitious plan to become the owners of Wrexham AFC, a historic football club in North Wales. Their journey began when they stumbled upon the club's story during a late-night search on the internet. Captivated by its rich history and potential, the duo embarked on a mission to revitalize the club and bring it back to its former glory.

Fun Fact: To demonstrate their commitment to the club's fan-centric approach, Reynolds and McElhenney pledged to make Wrexham AFC a "global force" while involving fans in the decision-making process. They promised to document their ownership journey in a behind-the-scenes television series, giving fans an intimate look into the inner workings of the club. Their innovative and inclusive approach has generated excitement among supporters and football enthusiasts worldwide.

A Shared Vision for Wrexham AFC

Reynolds and McElhenney's vision for Wrexham AFC is centered around community engagement, long-term sustainability, and fostering a sense of pride and belonging among the club's supporters. They have emphasized the importance of investing in the club's infrastructure, youth development, and community initiatives while respecting the club's heritage and traditions.

Fun Fact: To demonstrate their commitment to the local community, the co-owners actively participated in virtual meetings with the Wrexham Supporters Trust, engaging with fans and listening to their ideas and concerns. Their dedication to transparency and inclusivity has resonated with supporters and the wider football community, showcasing their genuine passion for Wrexham AFC.


Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney's joint ownership of Wrexham AFC represents a remarkable chapter in the club's history. Beyond their celebrity status, they bring a passion for the sport.

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