Tom Brady has brought joy to American football fans for over two decades, and now he’s transitioning to the other sport of football to win them over as well.
Like many other celebrities and athletes before him (Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenny, JJ Watt) Brady recently decided to invest in the game of soccer across the pond. The 7-time Super Bowl winner officially joined Birmingham City Football Club this past Thursday as a minority owner and advisor.
In a statement released by Birmingham City FC, Brady spoke about how excited he was to be a part of a “team” again after retiring (for good) earlier this year:
“Birmingham City is an iconic club with so much history and passion and to be part of the Blues is a real honor 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.”
Once he was officially an owner of the team, the 46-year-old former NFL star traveled to England’s second city to take in a game. Brady made his way to the historic St. Andrews Stadium to watch the match, but not before he stopped by a nearby pub and paid for everyone’s drinks.
He reportedly bought a round that ended up costing him $600 bucks, which is probably money that he found in his couch cushion before he caught the flight to England. Pretty smart move to win over the Birmingham City FC fans.
After meeting fans in the pub, he continued to take pictures and sign autographs at the home stadium of the Birmingham City FC. Fans were even seen rocking Brady memorabilia to the game, clearly excited to have the world class athlete on their side.
The video below shows the “Tom Brady Tour” in full force as he walked around in and outside of the stadium:
NFL star Tom Brady met with Birmingham fans in a pub outside the stadium.