Brady is set to chair a fresh advisory panel at St Andrew’s
Tom Brady, an NFL icon and seven-time Super Bowl champion, has stepped into the role of a minority stakeholder of the Championship club, Birmingham City.
The retired NFL star, who wrapped up his illustrious career in February, has struck a partnership with the new owners of the Blues, Knighthead Capital Management LLC.
The 46-year-old Brady is slated to preside over a newly formed advisory committee at St Andrew’s.
“Having Tom Brady as part of the Birmingham City organization underscores our dedication to excellence. Our benchmark is unequivocally global,” expressed Tom Wagner, co-founder of Knighthead.
“Tom’s involvement is twofold; he’s providing capital and devoting his abundant experience and expertise.
“Tom’s role as the chair of the advisory board will have a tangible influence on the club. His extensive know-how will be invaluable to our men’s, women’s, and academy teams.
The club also announced that Brady would be intimately involved with the board and the management team in executing global marketing initiatives and identifying prospective commercial partnerships.
Lately, several American celebrities have become minority investors in English football clubs.
Earlier in May, ex-NFL defensive end JJ Watt bought shares in Burnley, while actor-producer Michael B Jordan invested in Bournemouth late last year.
‘Truly a privilege’
Tom Brady called time on his NFL career in February after 23 seasons
Shelby Companies Limited (SCL), a subsidiary of Knighthead Capital Management based in the US, concluded its acquisition of Birmingham in July.
As part of this agreement, SCL emerged as the majority shareholders of the formerly Chinese-held club.
“To be a part of Birmingham City, a club with such a rich history and fervor, is truly a privilege for me,” said Brady.
“BCFC epitomizes teamwork and perseverance, and I’m thrilled to join forces with the board, management, and players to elevate our Second City club to unparalleled heights.
“I’ve been fortunate to be a part of some remarkable teams in my career, and I eagerly anticipate bringing my insights to achieve similar success here in Birmingham.”
Considered one of the finest American footballers in the annals of NFL, Brady led the New England Patriots to six Super Bowl victories and clinched one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2021.
Brady’s swan song season, which culminated in his retirement earlier this year, ended with the Bucs’ 31-14 playoff loss in January.
The Blues, who clinched the 17th spot in the Championship last season, are kicking off their new season with a game against Swansea on Saturday.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Tom Brady Birmingham City Ownership
Who is the new minority owner of Birmingham City?
Seven-time Super Bowl champion and NFL legend, Tom Brady, has become the new minority owner of Birmingham City.
What new position will Tom Brady hold at Birmingham City?
Tom Brady is set to become the chairman of a new advisory board at St Andrew’s, a part of his role as a minority owner of Birmingham City.
Who are the new owners of Birmingham City that Tom Brady is partnering with?
Tom Brady has entered a partnership with the new owners of Birmingham City, Knighthead Capital Management LLC.
What is the primary goal Tom Brady has committed to at Birmingham City?
Tom Brady’s primary goal at Birmingham City is to establish the club as a respected leader in nutrition, health, wellness, and recovery within the world of football.
Are there other American celebrities investing in English football clubs?
Yes, a number of American stars have made minority investments in English football clubs recently. This includes former NFL defensive end JJ Watt becoming a shareholder at Burnley, actor and producer Michael B Jordan investing in Bournemouth, and American golfers Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas acquiring minority stakes in Leeds United.
When did Tom Brady retire from the NFL?
Tom Brady retired from the NFL in February, following 23 seasons in the sport.