OVER THE last year or two in particular, Wrexham AFC's popularity as a club has well and truly gone through the roof.

Ever since the takeover of the club by Hollywood duo Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds in early 2021, the Reds and the town as a whole have been put on the world map.

These days those two are, of course, the most talked about 'big names' when it comes to who supports the club both on and off the pitch.

But, there are several other famous faces who have demonstrated a love for Wrexham AFC too - Karl Phillips aka Bootlegger aside!

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Wrexham AFC are now just days away from their huge FA Trophy final clash against Bromley at Wembley, where they will hope to become champions for the first time since 2013.

Here, we have picked out just five of those other famous people who you may just see Tweeting about the club - or perhaps even spot in the stands at Wembley - this Sunday.


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Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell at the Superbowl. Image: Vancityreynolds/Twitter

We'll start off a little far-fetched - but the Hollywood star of films such as 'Step Brothers', 'Anchorman' and 'Elf', has previously been rumoured to be hoping to visit the town for a 'pub crawl' alongside club co-owner Reynolds.

Reynolds previously stated that Ferrell 'would love to come to Wrexham' and, although that hasn't happened just yet, maybe a trip to Wembley to support the Reds could be on the cards for Sunday?

He loves a trip to a big occasion, as the picture above - of him at the world-famous SuperBowl - with Reynolds suggests.


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Comedian and star of 'Bad Education' has previously stated his admiration for Wrexham's rise as a club.

Jack took to Twitter to put himself forward to play the role of the Reds' star striker Paul Mullin should a film about the club ever be produced.

He loves to go travelling with his father (Michael Whitehall) on his Netflix series of the same name. But will his latest journey take him down to London for the big one?


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Picture by (Nick Potts/PA)

Current Bradford City manager 'Sparky' appeared at Wembley when Wrexham lost the Conference Play-off Final to Newport County in 2013.

The former Wales player and manager was born in Ruabon and has strong links to Wrexham AFC.

He was even linked to the Wrexham manager's job prior to signing on with the Bantams and, with that club's season in League Two now complete, could that free up time for him to make another Wembley trip with The Reds?


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Gareth Evans (right) in a Wrexham AFC shirt with coach Ray Williams and Evans' gold medal in 2018.

Weightlifter from Holyhead, Anglesey, who is well known for being a Wrexham AFC fan.

Evans rose to fame when he clinched his first Commonwealth Games medal on April 6 2018 after winning the gold in the men's 69kg weightlifting event.

He can often be seen Tweeting about the club on Twitter so there's a very good chance he will be among the crowd at Wembley on Sunday.


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One Wrexham AFC fan who definitely is heading down to the final is much-loved ITV Wales weather presenter Ruth!

She told the Leader that, on what is her birthday weekend, she will be heading to Wembley on the Friday to report on the weather from there.

After that, Ruth and her family will be watching the Reds take on Bromley and, like many others, will be hoping for a Wrexham victory!