Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Welsh Soccer team, Wrexham Association Football Club, has been moved up to the English Football League for the first time in more than a decade.

The actors bought Wrexham, the world’s third-oldest professional football club, in 2021. Following 87 years of competing in the Football League, Wrexham had been demoted to outside the top-four leagues since 2008. But after what Reynolds described as an “edgy as hell” match against Borehamwood on Saturday and scoring “MASSIVE three points,” the Welsh soccer team was promoted to League Two, the fourth and lowest division of the English Football League, for the next season.


Reynolds, 46, took to Instagram to thank his team, sharing a series of photos celebrating their three-to-one win over Borehamwood, writing “Everything I own smells like champagne, beer and grass. I’m still somewhere between giggling and sobbing. This town and this sport is one of the most romantic things on earth. Thank you, @wrexham_afc ⚔️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿⚔️.”


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The Hollywood duo both shared an emotional video of themselves, taken by Paul Rudd, after their team’s victory. McElhenney, 46, captioned the Instagram post with “I don’t remember this moment at all. But you can see something leave both of our bodies at the same time. And then we’re filled back up with an indescribable joy.❤️.”

In a similar vein, the Deadpool actor wrote “Rob and I kinda blacked out during this moment, but somehow we’ll never forget it,” before crediting the video to Paul Rudd and tagging Wrexham and McElhenney’s Instagram accounts.

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