Ryan Reynolds wants to be a part of Wrexham AFC until the day he dies

Ryan Reynolds will take his passion for Wrexham FC to the grave credit:Bang Showbiz
Ryan Reynolds will take his passion for Wrexham FC to the grave credit:Bang Showbiz

Ryan Reynolds has vowed to be part of Wrexham AFC until the day he dies.

The 46-year-old Hollywood star became co-owner of the Welsh soccer team in 2021, and he and co-chairman Rob McElhenney have just been honoured with the prestigious Dragon Award for promoting Wales and the Welsh language.

The 'Deadpool' star admits he's been blown away by how the nation has "embraced" Rob and himself and he hopes to be involved in some capacity for the rest of his days.

He told the Metro: "This isn’t hyperbole when I say it has been the great privilege of my life to be a part of this incredible project and something that I’m quite sure I’ll be a part of until the day I finally close my eyes to this weird, dumb show.

I’ve enjoyed every second of it. Not just the football club, but the community of Wrexham, the way they’ve embraced Rob [McElhenney] and me. It certainly was an unorthodox kind of proposition when we came in but putting community first … we didn’t really necessarily come in with that ethos.

They taught us that when we looked at the community and so it’s been a really beautiful experience, top to bottom. Win or lose. We just adore every aspect of this community and this club."

Upon being handed the award in New York, Ryan said: "We are so humbled by the fact that the people of Wrexham and the nation of Wales have entrusted us to tell your story."

And Rob, 45, added: "These last two years have been the real honour."

Meanwhile, Ryan quipped last week that he needs a "sugar mommy or a sugar daddy" to help him buy an ice hockey team.

The 'Proposal' actor is seeking an investor to help him in his bid to buy the Ottawa Senators, who play in the NHL.

Asked about the possibility during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon', he explained: "I am trying to (buy the Senators). It’s very expensive, so I need a partner with really deep pockets."

Ryan admitted that he needs an investor because the takeover will be an expensive deal to close.

He joked: "It’s called a consortium, when you form a group together to buy an entity and it’s such a fancy way of saying, ‘I need a sugar mommy or a sugar daddy,’ and if that doesn’t work out, I’ll buy a US senator which anyone can afford."

The franchise recently announced that "a process has been initiated for the sale" of the Senators.

Sheldon Plener, the Senators chairman, said: "This was a necessary and prudent step to connect with those deeply interested parties who can show us what their vision is for the future of the team.

"A condition of any sale will be that the team remains in Ottawa."