NFL legend Tom Brady has joined the listing of American sport stars to spend money on English soccer groups after he turned a minority shareholder at Birmingham City.
The seven-time Super Bowl winner entered right into a partnership with Knighthead Capital Management, who accomplished a takeover of the second-tier outfit in July.
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As a outcome, Brady now has part-ownership of the Blues and can also be chair of their advisory board.
“Birmingham City is an iconic membership with a lot historical past and keenness and to be a part of the Blues is an actual honour for me,” Brady stated.
“Birmingham City Football Club is constructed on teamwork and dedication and I’m excited to work alongside the board, administration and gamers to make our second metropolis membership second to none.
“I’ve been a part of some wonderful groups in my day, and I’m wanting ahead to making use of my perspective to create that very same success right here in Birmingham.”
Brady will even help the board with “international advertising and marketing efforts and the identification of recent business partnership alternatives” because the membership seems to return to the Premier League after over a decade away.
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Knighthead co-founder and co-chief government Tom Wagner insists the presence of Brady can have a “direct affect” on not simply the advance of the boys’s crew, however the girls’s and academy groups too.
“Tom Brady becoming a member of the Birmingham City crew is an announcement of intent,” Wagner stated.
“We are setting the bar at world class. Tom is each investing and committing his time and in depth experience.
“As chair of the advisory board, Tom can have a direct affect on the membership. The males’s, girls’s and academy groups are going to profit from the data.”
Brady joins fellow NFL nice JJ Watt as an investor in an English soccer crew, with the latter a minority investor in Premier League aspect Burnley.
Golf stars Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth additionally secured a minority stake in Leeds having bought shares within the 49ers group who took over the membership from Andrea Radrizzani.