Both Hollywood stars proved that we shouldn’t rule anything in 2020 since we entered English football this week, but they are far from the first celebrities to own a team.
In the past, people like David Beckham, Russell Crowe and Donald Trump have set foot in the world of sports.
Here are some top names to cross
David Beckham – Inter Miami CF.
As part of his transfer to the Los Angeles Galaxy, there was an agreement that would allow the former England captain to own the MLS team for a discount fee.
He used this option in 2014 and the team played its first match earlier this year.
Shah Rukh Khan – Kolkata Knight Riders
Celebrity owners – filmmaker and entrepreneur Juhi Chawla also owns it – and the franchise has gained a lot of popularity since winning the IPL in 2012 and 2014.
Russell Crowe – South Sydney Rabitohs
Holmes remained down the court two years later amid rumors of a rift with an actor associated with a rugby league club.
Donald Trump – New Jersey generals
Unable to do so, he bought the newly formed USFL’s New Jersey Generals American football team in the early 1980’s.
By 1986 the league had collapsed and many blamed the businessman for his demise.
Richard Branson – The London Broncos
The British businessman took over as president of the Rugby League club in 1997, promising to make him the best in the world.
The Broncos finished second in the Super League and reached the Challenge Cup final, but by 2001 Branson had gone and gradually declined.
Sir Elton John – Watford
His ambition was to take the team from the old fourth division to the first division – and he succeeded.
Under manager Graham Taylor, the Hornets finished second behind champions Liverpool during the 1982-83 season.
Sir Alto left the presidency in 2002, leaving an impressive legacy.
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