American Popstar 50 Cent Follows Ryan Reynolds’ Footsteps and Sponsors Soccer Team in Wales

Published 10/08/2023, 10:45 AM EDT

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The Wrexham Effect is proving to be unparalleled in the soccer world. After Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney brought Hollywood glamour to Wales through their ownership of Wrexham AFC, it seems that the trend has caught celebrities. Through their attractive personas, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have attracted other famous Hollywood stars to the world of soccer. In a surprising turn of events, the American rap star and multimillionaire businessman, 50 Cent, has stepped up to sponsor a soccer team in Wales.

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The benevolent star has donated funds to become the club’s primary sponsor which left the club’s fans and staff delighted. Let’s get to know more about the American rapper, who has taken a liking to the Welsh game.

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As reported by NATION.CYMRU, The renowned hip-hop icon has generously funded AFC Rumney Girls’ U14 team’s away shirts and tracksuits. AFC Rumney is a community soccer club, established in Cardiff, South Wales, with whom 50 Cent has agreed sponsorship deal. The journey to this unique sponsorship began with a fortunate connection – a parent of one of the players working in the music industry.

The manager of the Cardiff-based side Richie Brown admitted that he couldn’t believe it at first, but he was delighted with the deal going successful. He said, “It is amazing, and I know most people will find this unbelievable, as did I at first, but thankfully it is true.”

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“We’re very lucky and grateful to have a parent of one of our U-14s girls working with 50 Cent whilst he was on tour in America and Canada,” added Richie. “We asked the question for a possible kit sponsorship and he agreed to sponsor a kit and tracksuits.” The unexpected generosity of the rapper has not only brought excitement to the young players but also fueled their dreams.

Richie Brown admitted to initially harboring doubts about the sponsorship. “I was very skeptical at first, thinking it’s too good to be true,” he confessed. However, 50 Cent proved his sincerity by swiftly transferring the funds and placing the order for the team’s kit and tracksuits. The momentous gesture has left Richie and the entire team both grateful and amazed.

Reynolds’ impact on the Welsh soccer

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s purchase of Wrexham AFC in 2020 has had a major impact on Welsh football. The Hollywood duo have brought a slice of Hollywood glamour to Wales and have helped to raise the profile of the Welsh game. The Wrexham-owners’ investment and success in Wales have inspired other celebrities to show interest in Welsh soccer.

The support from renowned Hollywood personalities also becomes vital in increasing the profile and quality of the game. As Richie Brown also claimed, “I’ve promoted girls’ football for almost 10 years, and with people like 50 Cent supporting too, the profile of the girls’ game can be raised to the next level. We’re eternally grateful for his support.”

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In the spirit of Ryan Reynolds’ involvement with Wrexham AFC, 50 Cent’s sponsorship stands as a shining example of celebrities using their influence and resources to support grassroots soccer and inspire young players across Wales.

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Sahil Sharma

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Sahil Sharma is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He's been a fan since childhood, but his love for the sport truly took off when Real Madrid won their record 10th UEFA Champions League title in 2014. That famous La Decima triumph turned him into a hardcore Madridista.
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