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Wrexham promoted to football league after record breaking season

Wrexham promoted to football league after record breaking season

They've done it!

Wrexham have been promoted to the football league after a 3-1 victory over Boreham Wood.

The Welsh side managed to pip rivals Notts County to the National League title today (22 April), with fans going wild at the final whistle.

And it's not surprising. It's 15 years since the club was last in the football league, having dropped out of League Two in 2008.

But while any promotion like this is important for the local community and the wider football pyramid, it's made even more special by the fact the Red Dragons are owned by two unlikely Hollywood stars.

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny have been a hit with fans since they took Wrexham over in 2020.

Reynolds and McElhenney have led Wrexham to the football league.
Everett Collection Inc/Alamy

At the time, some cynics believed it was a PR stunt and was destined to fail, but the last couple of years has seen them improve each time, only just missing out on promotion last season.

There's even been a hit Disney+ documentary series made about it all, with fans thrown into the spotlight and the club going global.

As a result of the meteoric rise, Reynolds and McElhenny were recently awarded the freedom of the city.

Ahead of the side's vital match against Notts County at The Racecourse - which saw Wrexham come out on top with a 3-2 victory - the football team bestowed the Freedom of Wrexham upon the actors during a ceremony at the city's Guildhall.

The Welsh club have made history this season.
Cody Froggatt/Alamy

Speaking about the honour, Reynolds said it had been one hell of a ride since buying the club.

At the event, Reynolds said, as per the BBC: "I think back to that first moment. We were on Zoom speaking to the Wrexham Supporters' Trust and I don't think I have ever been as nervy as I was in that exact moment.

"I'm so touched I get to be a part of this story. I know that we are here so that you guys can thank us for some reason, but I feel like it is the other way around.

"We want to thank you for what you have given us. Words are too clumsy to quantify what it means to me."

More to follow.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images/Alamy/REUTERS/Alamy

Topics: Disney, Football, Rob McElhenney, Ryan Reynolds, Sport, UK News, Wrexham FC