“Keep Your Eyes On” – Deadpool Star Ryan Reynolds Excited as His $2.5 Million Team Eyes Historic Women’s Soccer Top Flight Status

Published 01/25/2023, 6:14 AM EST

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have been in the public eye ever since taking over Wrexham AFC. Back in 2020, no soccer fan could quite understand the reason two American celebrities would be interested in the team. Many fans even criticized the Welsh club for accepting Reynolds’ proposal to become an owner. However, in retrospect, it all seems to make sense about two years later.

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Wrexham AFC just missed out on promotion last year by a whisker. However, the women’s soccer team has also taken huge strides toward success.

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Ryan Reynolds applies for top-flight status

Recently, Ryan Reynolds applied for a license to play in the top-most league of women’s soccer in Wales. Wrexham could compete with Welsh soccer giants like Swansea and Cardiff if Reynolds manages to get the license. Wrexham currently plays in the second tier of the Welsh women’s soccer pyramid. They also had the option to apply for top-flight status last season.

However, Reynolds and his board were in a mutual agreement that the women’s side is not ready for that step up yet. Cascade and Britton Ferry are also in line with Wrexham AFC to hopefully gain top-flight status for the 2023-24 season. However, every application that is submitted will only be viewed after March.

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This season, Wrexham has never seemed sharper than this ever. The women’s soccer side recently beat thrashed CPDM Y Felinheli 6-0. Wrexham striker, Amber Lightfoot stunningly banged in four goals herself out of the six. Ryan Reynolds couldn’t contain his excitement and went berserk on Twitter.

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Currently, Wrexham fans may feel that they couldn’t have ever asked for better owners than Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The celebrity duo has undoubtedly been a blessing to the Welsh soccer side while having challenging but achievable long-term objectives at the same time, like eventually getting to the English Premier League.

Reynolds shares a good bond with his players

Ryan Reynolds has documented his initial journey while taking over Wrexham AFC. Welcome to Wrexhamhas currently become one of the most loved soccer docuseries on the internet. Reynolds has always been extremely vocal about how he thinks about his club on social media. The ‘Deadpool’ star puts forward an indifferent version of himself for the players and fans that is unfiltered.

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The celebrity duo actively manages the Welsh soccer side through a fully “hands-on approach”. The celebrity owners have been present for most of Wrexham’s games. Fans were once delighted to see the Hollywood star having a jolly time with Paul Mullin and the other Wrexham AFC players while shooting for an ad in the dressing room.

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Watch this story: Serena Williams’ and Natalie Portman’s Success With ACFC Inspires Another Female-Led Group to Invest in Women’s Soccer

Does Ryan Reynolds have it in him to push the Wrexham AFC’s men’s and women’s teams to their respective top flights? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Daniel D'Cruz is a Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Having earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media and a Post Graduate Diploma in Event Planning and Experiential Marketing from St. Xavier's College, Daniel went on to have a brief stint working in the Event Industry.
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