Tom Brady is watching Birmingham City for the first time since becoming a minority owner of the English second division football club.
NFL legend Brady, 46, partnered with US-based Knighthead Capital Management LLC – which completed the acquisition of Birmingham in July – earlier this month.
Brady was at the championship club’s St Andrew’s home ground on Saturday afternoon to watch in person as Birmingham beat Leeds United 1-0 thanks to a 91st minute penalty from Lukas Jutkiewicz.
He also took time out to meet supporters in a local pub before the game.
Birmingham are ninth in the table after one win and one draw from their opening two games of the new season.
– Tom Brady (@TomBrady) August 12, 2023
Birmingham announced the seven-time Super Bowl champion as chairman of the advisory board, a role that will see Brady “work directly with the club’s board and members of Birmingham City Football Club’s leadership team”.
On the announcement, Brady said: “Birmingham City is an iconic club with a lot of history and passion and to be part of the Blues is a real honor for me.
“Birmingham City Football Club was built on teamwork and determination and I am looking forward to working with 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 look forward to using my vision to create similar success here in Birmingham.”
Brady is not the first former NFL star to invest in English football. In May, former defensive end JJ Watt became a minority investor in Burnley, who were promoted to the Premier League from the Championship last season.
Watt was at Turf Moor on Friday night as Burnley lost their opening Premier League game of the season, with reigning champions Manchester City running out 3-0 winners.
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