Wrexham, an English professional football club famous for being owned by Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds, lost in the return match of League 2 (4th division).

Wrexham lost 3-5 to MK Dons in the first round of League 2 in the 2023-2024 season held at the Race Course Ground in Wrexham, Wales, on the 6th (Korean time).

This match was Wrexham’s return to League 2 after 15 years.

Founded in 1864, Wrexham is the oldest football team in Wales with a history of 159 years.

Until the mid-2000s, they competed in League 1 (3rd division), but their performance declined due to financial difficulties, and in 2008 they were relegated to the National League (5th division).

In English football, up to the 4th division is classified as a professional league, and the 5th and 6th divisions are classified as semi-professional leagues.

After staying in the fifth division, Wrexham’s fortunes changed in November 2020 when it was acquired by Reynolds and fellow actor Rob McCalhenney.

From the first year of the acquisition, the new owners actively began to improve the structure of the club by investing 2.5 million dollars (approximately 3.2 billion won).

The attention focused on the acquisition of the club by a Hollywood star has been successfully replaced by ‘revenue’. During one season, a documentary that ‘closely covered’ the club was made and aired in the United States and elsewhere, drawing satisfactory ratings.

Reynolds and McCall Henney, who are no different from the protagonists of the ‘promotional drama’, visited the site of the opening game of the new season on this day.

Australian actor Hugh Jackman, who is known to have a close relationship with Reynolds, also joined them.메이저사이트

Reynolds and Jackman have one thing in common: their superhero roles in movies. Reynolds is famous for Deadpool and Jackman for Wolverine.

Even though the two superheroes cheered enthusiastically with 10,000 home fans, Wrexham was completely defeated.

In the 10th minute of the first half, he gave up two goals, including an own goal, and allowed three more goals in the second half.

Coach Phil Parkinson of Wrexham pointed out the defeat, saying, “We played frantically as if it were a World Cup final. We should have played the game while controlling our excitement.”

Wrexham’s second challenge is just beginning. In League 2, 4 teams are promoted to League 1 every season.