EXCLUSIVE: Tom Brady ‘is all in and will not rest’ until Birmingham City becomes a success
- Brady has seen the success of Wrexham and wants to see BCFC succeed
- The seven-time Super Bowl champ has also made numerous sports investments
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There is Tom Brady and soon after there is success.
The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers know that very well — and perhaps one day, England’s second-tier soccer club, Birmingham City, will too.
It was announced early Thursday morning that Brady had added a minority stake in the EFL Championship team to his ever-growing portfolio.
A source close to Brady exclusively told Dailymail.com; ‘Tom was going to invest in a soccer club and be a part of ownership at some point, and Birmingham City was at the right place at the right time for Tom to add to his portfolio of business acquisitions now that he is retired and has a lot more time on his hands to focus on all of that.’
Brady retired from the NFL at the end of the 2022 season and has since continued to grow his off-field ventures. This includes his own clothing brand and investments in various sports franchises.
Tom Brady revealed the news to his followers in what was a total 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 had plans to buy into the NFL’s Raiders as well, until the league’s new rule blocking equity distribution to employees put that deal in jeopardy.
Then last month, he bought a racing boat team with Rafael Nadal and Formula One star Sergio Perez.
‘Tom’s entrepreneurial side is leading him to all these new ventures as he sees it as a no-brainer to dive into owning a soccer team because it is literally the biggest sport in the world.
‘There are endless positive opportunities that will come from it, turning the fortunes of the team around to become a winner will eventually lead the team to be more profitable and if he were to sell his stake in the future, it would only benefit his wallet.’
Brady’s Birmingham acquisition comes shortly after American billionaire Tom Wagner became the club’s chairman as part of his ongoing takeover of the club. The two became acquainted through their teenage sons, who are classmates at a New York City prep school, according to Bloomberg.
He isn’t the first NFL player to invest in a soccer club — see J.J. Watt with Burnley. Nor, the first A-lister; Wrexham’s Hollywood duo, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.
‘He has seen what Ryan Reynolds did with Wrexham and is doing with Wrexham and he wants a piece of that for himself. He is going to fully support them in his time as part owner, he is all in and will do anything to see it work out.
Brady, who has other sports investments, will be Chairman of the Advisory Board at BCFC
‘It should be very exciting times for fans of Birmingham City, a whole new culture of winning is coming. Tom will not rest until he sees it all workout.’
Neither the size of Brady’s stake nor the price he paid has been revealed publicly. Regardless, Brady will have a role with the team, applying ‘his extensive leadership experience’ while advising ‘on health, nutrition, wellness, and recovery,’ according to a club statement.
Brady confessed he has ‘a lot to learn’ about the English game, but reminded those consuming the announcement that his winning pedigree transcends continents.