TB12 & Birmingham City
Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winner, has acquired a small stake in English soccer team Birmingham City.
Brady joined with New York-based investment company Knighthead Capital Management to take a minority ownership in the club and will serve as chairman of its advisory board, the club, which plays in the EFL Championship, the second tier of the English league structure, said on Thursday.
The great NFL quarterback retired from sports in February at the age of 45, having played in 23 seasons and winning a record seven Super Bowls as well as five MVP awards. Since then, he has partnered with Knighthead in a variety of international athletic ventures.
Brady acknowledged that he still had "a lot to learn" about English football in a video the team shared on social networking site X, formerly known as Twitter, but expressed his optimism that the Blues will benefit from his winning attitude.
Brady's decision to join the club's ownership group, according to board chairman Tom Wagner, was a "statement of intent" and "set the bar at world class."