ONE OF Wrexham AFC's star owners was on stage to co-host the prestigious Emmy Awards last night (January 15).

The eyes of the world have been on the football club since Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds became co-chairmen in early 2021.

And the Welcome to Wrexham documentary - all about that takeover, the club and its community of people - has boosted the Reds' popularity to unprecedented levels.

So much so, that the series went on to win five Emmy Awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles on January 6 and 7.

The Welcome to Wrexham team won prizes for; Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Reality Program (Single or Multicam), Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program and Outstanding Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program.

Bryan Rowland also won 'Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program' for his role in the documentary to take the awards to five for Welcome to Wrexham.

Last night (January 15), Rob was on hand to co-present a segment of the main 75th Emmy Awards alongside his 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' co-stars, including his wife Kaitlin Olson.


He also picked up one of the awards that Welcome to Wrexham scooped earlier this month.

Rob then took to X (formerly Twitter) to post a picture of him and Kaitlin with the prize and added: "Worth it I guess. Up the town."

He also spoke about the Welcome to Wrexham documentary backstage with Albert Lawrence.

In that interview, Rob said: "We had no idea that it would connect with people the way it has. 

"We thought maybe it would do well in the sports community but to transcend that and just be a part of the television pantheon at this point is a true honour."