Soccer: Wrexham promotion the ‘ride of our lives’, says owner Reynolds

April 16, 2024 - 4:23 PM
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Soccer Football - England - League Two - Wrexham v Milton Keynes Dons - Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Britain - August 5, 2023 Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds with fans before the match Action (Images via Reuters/Ed Sykes)

Wrexham achieving back-to-back promotions has been a thrilling and emotional journey for its Hollywood owners, co-owner Ryan Reynolds said after Saturday’s 6-0 win over Forest Green.

The ambitious Welsh side’s emphatic victory ensured their promotion to League One for the first time in 19 years, with two matches to spare. Wrexham are second in the League two standings with 82 points from 44 games.

Actors Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over the 159-year-old club in November 2020 but missed out on promotion from the National League in their first full season, before ending a 15-year exile in non-league football in the 2022-23 campaign.

“A few years ago, if you told me I would be crying tears of joy over a football match taking place in North Wales, you would be Rob McElhenney,” Reynolds wrote on social media site X. “Double up the town! This is the ride of our lives.”

“Wrexham is indeed magic,” Reynolds wrote in another post, adding that the owners were indebted to the club’s supporters.

“No Words,” McElhenney wrote after the match, posting a picture of Wrexham’s leading goal scorer Paul Mullin celebrating with fans.

— Reporting by Shifa Jahan in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard