“It Was the Greatest Feeling” – Years Before Spending $2.5 Million on Wrexham, Rob McElhenney Splurged Hundreds on a Unique Possession of ‘Real Value’

Published 05/30/2023, 9:10 AM EDT

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney deserve high praise for their remarkable contributions to Wrexham. Their ownership has brought tremendous growth to the club and elevated its global standing. The fans have wholeheartedly embraced them, acknowledging their outstanding commitment and endeavors.

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In fact, buying the Welsh side wouldn’t have been possible without their acting careers. The Hollywood duo managed to splurge $2.5 million on the Welsh side. Speaking of extravagant spending, Rob McElhenney once revealed his first splurge.

Rob McElhenney reveals his first splurge

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Before becoming a successful actor, McElhenney had a variety of jobs. He worked as a waiter and bartender in New York City while pursuing acting opportunities. Before getting a role in the TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” he worked in a few commercials and got decent pay.

Just like others, the actor also got enticed to spend his money. In fact, in an interview with ELLE, he was asked about he made his first splurge on a minivan. “The first major splurge I ever had was in New York City. I booked like a few commercials and I was working at a restaurant at the time and the commercials paid me a good chunk of money and I had never owned a car before.”

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The actor said, despite knowing that “owning a car in New York City is the dumbest thing you can possibly do,” he eventually went for it. “But I thought, well, I want to own a car, I finally have money, not a new car but a used car, and there was this minivan that was always parked outside of my house and there was a sign on it that said for sale, $900.”

McElhenney said he’d finally had money to buy the car, hence, in a fear of spending all his saved money, he decided to spend it on the car. “And I bought this minivan and it was the greatest feeling of my life, ’cause it was the first time that I could own something of like real value,” he added. Indeed, it is a beautiful story as he bought such a precious gift for himself. While he has regretted buying the car, his $2.5 million investment in Wrexham is something he loves the most.

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$2.5 million investment in Wrexham proved favorable

The decision to buy Wrexham AFC has proved favorable for both the owners and the club. Reynolds and McElhenney saved the Welsh side as they took over the club in 2021. Since then, they have managed to turn around the fortunes of the team. A lot has happened since their arrival, as they managed to clinch significant success with the Red Dragons.

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Not only did they manage to lead Wrexham to promotion, but they also changed the face of the whole town. The duo has helped Wrexham garner fame on a global level. Furthermore, they have established a strong bond with the community. Indeed, it is the best decision of their lives, and on soccer terms as well. Nevertheless, let us know your thoughts on Reynolds and McElhenney’s significant impact on the club.

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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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