Tom Brady buys stake in Birmingham City

NFL great Tom Brady secures ownership stake in Birmingham City

Brady has become the latest US sports star to get involved in English football – Getty Images /Mike Ehrmann

US sports icon Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner, has become a minority owner of Birmingham City.

Brady, regarded as one of the greatest players in NFL history, retired after 23 seasons earlier this year and has since entered a partnership with Knighthead Capital Management to secure a stake in the Championship club.

Birmingham, who finished 17th in the Championship last year, say Brady will become Chairman of a new Advisory Board, as well as working alongside the sports science department. Brady will contribute to the club’s global marketing efforts and identify new commercial partnership opportunities for the club.

He said: “Birmingham City is an iconic club with so much history and passion and to be part of the Blues is a real honour for me. BCFC is built on teamwork and determination and I’m excited to work alongside the board, management and players to make our Second City club second to none. I’ve been part of some amazing teams in my day, and I’m looking forward to applying my perspective to create that same success here in Birmingham.”

Chairman of the Board, Tom Wagner, said: “Tom Brady joining the Birmingham City team is a statement of intent. We are setting the bar at world class. Tom is both investing and committing his time and extensive expertise. As Chair of the Advisory Board Tom will have a direct impact on the Club. The Men’s, Women’s, and Academy teams are going to benefit from the knowledge. The goal that Tom has committed to own is to make Birmingham City a respected leader in nutrition, health, wellness, and recovery across the world of football.

“A commitment to Blues fans was made on Monday 8 May 2023, to add experts from the world of sport and football to the team, putting in place the building blocks for future success. With Garry Cook as CEO, Hope Powell as Women’s Technical Director and now Tom Brady we are off to a fast start. Success does not come overnight. It takes time. But when you have great leaders in place everything becomes possible.”

Brady holds the record for most Super Bowl victories (seven) and most Super MVPs with five. He claimed NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award three times and the NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice.

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