NFL legend Tom Brady becomes minority owner of Blues

Seven-time Super Bowl champion and entrepreneur Tom Brady has became a minority owner of Birmingham City FC.

Brady has partnered with new owner Tom Wagner and will lead the club’s new advisory board as Chairman. Blues say Brady’s extensive experience and expertise will also allow him to advise on health, nutrition, wellness, and recovery systems and programs.

The board is looking to work with Brady on maximising global marketing and creating new commercial opportunities – similar to goals set by Ryan Reynolds after his takeover of Wrexham.

NFL legend Brady said: “Birmingham City is an iconic club with so much history and passion and to be part of the Blues is a real honour for me.

“BCFC is built on teamwork and determination and I’m excited to work alongside the board, management and players to make our Second City club second to none. I’ve been part of some amazing teams in my day, and I’m looking forward to applying my perspective to create that same success here in Birmingham.”

Brady retired in 2023 after 23 illustrious seasons where he accomplished the record for most Super Bowl victories with seven and most Super MVPs with five.

American hedge fund manager Tom Wagner, completed his takeover of Birmingham City last month through his subsidiary Shelby Companies. 

He said: “Tom Brady joining the Birmingham City team is a statement of intent. We are setting the bar at world class. Tom is both investing and committing his time and extensive expertise.

“As Chair of the Advisory Board Tom will have a direct impact on the Club. The Men’s, Women’s, and Academy teams are going to benefit from the knowledge. The goal that Tom has committed to own is to make Birmingham City a respected leader in nutrition, health, wellness, and recovery across the world of football.

“A commitment to Blues fans was made on May 8, 2023, to add experts from the world of sport and football to the team, putting in place the building blocks for future success.

“With Garry Cook as CEO, Hope Powell as Women’s Technical Director and now Tom Brady we are off to a fast start. Success does not come overnight. It takes time. But when you have great leaders in place everything becomes possible.”