EXCLUSIVE: Tom Brady ‘is all in and won’t rest’ until Birmingham City become a success
- Brady has seen success at Wrexham and wants to see BCFC succeed
- The seven-time Super Bowl champion has also made plenty of sports investments
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There’s Tom Brady and soon after there’s success.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers know this very well – and perhaps one day second-tier English soccer club Birmingham City will too.
It was announced early Thursday morning that Brady had added a minority stake in the EFL Championship side to his ever-growing portfolio.
A source close to Brady exclusively told Dailymail.com; “Tom was going to invest in a football club and become an owner at some point, and Birmingham City were in the right place at the right time for Tom to be able to add to his portfolio of business acquisitions now that he is retired and that he has a lot more time on his hands to focus on it all.
Brady retired from the NFL at the end of the 2022 season and has since continued to grow his off-court activities. This includes his own clothing brand and investments in various sports franchises.
Tom Brady revealed the news to his followers in what came as a complete shock to the sports world
The 46-year-old has been building his business empire since retiring from the NFL in 2023
The 46-year-old already owns a minority stake in the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. He also planned to buy the Raiders from the NFL, until the league’s new rule blocking the distribution of stock to employees put that deal in jeopardy.
Then last month he bought a team of racing boats with Rafael Nadal and Formula 1 star Sergio Perez.
“Tom’s entrepreneurial side drives him to all these new ventures as he takes it for granted to get into owning a football team because it’s literally the most important sport in the world.”
“There are countless positive opportunities that will arise from this, reversing the fortunes of the team to become a winner will ultimately lead to the team being more profitable and if he were to sell his stake in the future, it would only benefit ‘to his wallet.’
Brady’s Birmingham acquisition comes shortly after US billionaire Tom Wagner became club chairman as part of his ongoing takeover of the club. The two met through their teenage sons, who are classmates at a prep school in New York City, according to Bloomberg.
He is not the first NFL player to invest in a football club – see JJ Watt with Burnley. Ni, the first A-lister; The Hollywood duo of Wrexham, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
“He’s seen what Ryan Reynolds has done with Wrexham and done with Wrexham and he wants a piece of that for himself. He will fully support them in his time as co-owner, he is all in and will do everything to make it work.
Brady, who has other sports investments, will serve as chairman of the BCFC advisory board
“It should be a very exciting time for Birmingham City fans, a whole new culture of winning is coming. Tom won’t rest until he’s seen it all practice.
Neither the size of Brady’s stake nor the price he paid has been publicly disclosed. Either way, Brady will have a role on the team, applying “his extensive leadership experience” while advising “on health, nutrition, wellness and recovery,” according to a statement from the club.
Brady confessed he had “a lot to learn” about the English game, but reminded those consuming the announcement that his winning pedigree transcended continents.