Wrexham AFC has been promoted to the English Football
Wrexham AFC has been promoted to the English Football League for the first time in its 156-year history. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, who bought the Welsh football club in 2020, celebrated the team’s success in a video message.
Wrexham secured the promotion after drawing 1-1 with King’s Lynn Town on Saturday, which put them in second place in the National League. The team will now compete in League Two, the fourth tier of the English football league system, next season.
Wrexham FC celebrates promotion to Football League after 15-year hiatus
Wrexham Football Club has achieved promotion back to the Football League for the first time in 15 years, following a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood. The victory was enough to secure the National League title, leading to scenes of high drama and emotion on the pitch as fans celebrated.
Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney were visibly overjoyed in the stands, and were joined by fellow star Paul Rudd who had earlier been seen drinking with fans at a nearby pub. Paul Mullin, the team’s top scorer, scored the crucial goals that put Wrexham in front in the second half, with Elliot Lee’s header equalising earlier in the match. Mullin then scored a stunning goal after cutting in from the wing, before adding a third with a smart finish. The celebrations are expected to continue well into the night.