The rise of celebrity investors into football

The rise of celebrity investors into football
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Copyright Charles Sykes/2019 Invision
By Euronews
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Over the past decade, celebrities have invested heavily into football, building a new attraction and audience towards the sport.

The rise of celebrity investors in football is reshaping the sport's landscape. Renowned personalities from various backgrounds are increasingly acquiring stakes in clubs worldwide.


For example, movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney, and Natalie Portman have made shrewd business deals by investing in football. Their star power and influence have been infused into clubs like Wrexham FC and Angel City FC.

US Sports Correspondent Simon Evans told FOOTBALL NOW the importance of stars like Tom Brady and JJ Watt investing in football, raises brand awareness and opens doors to new markets.

"You have a club like Burnley, with American owners, not particularly high-profile people. Not well-known in the United States, but they wanted their club to have a higher exposure in the United States," Simon explained.

The motivations behind celebrity investments in football can differ. Some seem driven by a genuine love for the sport and a desire to contribute positively to communities. While others view football clubs as lucrative assets for financial growth.

However, celebrity investors' impact on women's football goes beyond financial backing. Their involvement reshapes the narrative, fostering growth and engagement in the football clubs they invest in. Angel City FC is a prime example of a football club spearheaded by a majority female-led board that is cultivating a culture of gender equality.

Football's future is full of promise. The convergence of celebrity and sports synergy paves the way for innovation, inclusivity, and global expansion, ensuring that the game remains as captivating as ever.

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