TODAY (November 16) marks the third anniversary of Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds' takeover bid being given the green light. 

In September 2020 Ryan and Rob announced their intentions to take over Wrexham AFC and propel the third-oldest professional team back into the EFL. 

While everyone was still coming to terms with the fact Deadpool and the creator of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia wanted to buy Wrexham AFC, it still had to pass a vote. 

As the club was owned by the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) an extraordinary meeting was held where the Hollywood stars pitched their ideas to the fans and tried to explain "why Wrexham?". 

And on November 16, 2020 it was announced that with more than 98% for the three resolutions, The RR McReynolds Company would become owners of Wrexham AFC. 

Due to legalities, Rob and Ryan didn't officially become owners until February 2021, but it was three years ago today that their bid was approved. 


An awful lot has happened in that time. 

On the pitch, the Reds missed out on the play-offs and lost to Grimsby in the play-off semi final before eventually winning the league with a record points tally and returning to League Two after 15 long years. 

Off the pitch, the club has had visits from Wolverine, Will Ferrell and King Charles III, as well as releasing an award-winning documentary and growing a global audience of fans across the world. 

Not too many people outside of the city would've known much about Wrexham three years ago, but thanks to Rob and Ryan it is now on the map. 

There were plenty of questions and doubts when the interest first emerged, but in the three years since the club has gone on to become a real force and long may it continue.