ALL POSTS TAGGED "American Ownership"

American Soccer

/ 6 days ago

List of American-owned soccer clubs in Europe

Soccer used to be an incredibly niche sport in the United States. Support for European clubs was largely limited to pockets of expats and areas with large immigrant populations. And on the business side of things, the idea of an American owner for one of these clubs was almost unthinkable. But those days are long […]

American investors in talks to take over Scottish club Livingston

Livingston FC is reportedly in negotiations to sell the club with two separate investment groups from the United States. The Scottish Premiership side has been trying to change ownership for some time. However, there were recent reports that a boardroom civil war inside the team was hindering the negotiations. Mail Sport reports that former Livingston […]

Birmingham City

/ 62 days ago

Tom Brady becomes minority owner of Birmingham City

Birmingham City has announced a new investor in the club that most sports fans will be familiar with. National Football League legend Tom Brady has joined on as a minority owner of the Blues. Brady was a serial winner in the American football league, collecting seven Super Bowl rings. The now-retired quarterback announced the move […]


/ 125 days ago

Can JJ Watt's Burnley replicate Wrexham's USA success?

JJ Watt's Burnley may not be the best descriptor. After all, the former NFL defensive lineman is but a minority owner of Burnley FC. Yet, the club won promotion back to the Premier League at its first time of trying. However, he has already, and will continue to have, a major impact on the club's […]


/ 141 days ago

Bournemouth owner Bill Foley sees Europe in club's future

Bournemouth owner Bill Foley wants to bring Bournemouth into competition across Europe. The Cherries have never played in European competition. They only played their first season of top-flight soccer in the 2015/16 season. However, that is not stopping the ambition of the American Foley, who took over at the club in December 2022. He called […]

Birmingham City

/ 148 days ago

American businessman buys 45% stake in Birmingham City

Tom Wagner, an American hedge fund manager agreed to buy 45.64% of Birmingham City under his group Shelby Companies Limited. For reference, 24% of those shares come from Birmingham Sports Holdings Limited. The other 21.64% is from Oriental Rainbow Investments and Achiever Global Group. As a result, Wagner also takes full control of the club's […]

Huddersfield Town

/ 194 days ago

American ownership group takes over Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town has become the latest English club to be owned by an American group. Half of all Premier League teams currently have ownership ties to the United States. The Athletic also recently reported that nearly 30% of English Football League (EFL) clubs have American investors. Huddersfield have been a mess during the current campaign. […]


/ 197 days ago

NY Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso profiled on 60 Minutes

Rocco Commisso, owner of both the New York Cosmos and Serie A side Fiorentina, had an entire segment on CBS's 60 Minutes this week. The Italian immigrant to the United States purchased both clubs after amassing a net worth over $8 billion. Commisso, as detailed in the profile, is one of the most famous American […]

Crystal Palace

/ 252 days ago

Glazers could stay at Man United as majority owners

The Glazers could end up remaining with Manchester United as majority owners despite putting the club up for sale. David Blitzer and Joshua Harris are supposedly interested in a minority stake in the club. Daily Mail reports that the Americans are considering making a bid soon. This would keep the Glazers on as majority owners. […]

Americans Abroad

/ 287 days ago

US investor takes over Olympique Lyonnais

US investor John Textor completed a takeover at Olympique Lyonnais. Textor previously purchased a minority stake in the French club this past summer. However, further investment has taken the businessman's holdings in the team from 40% to 78%. This means that he now has control at the club. Financial Times is reporting that the deal […]


/ 295 days ago

Bournemouth becomes 10th US-owned Premier League club

Bournemouth is the newest club to be a part of the US-owned teams in the Premier League American businessman Bill Foley has finally completed his takeover of Bournemouth. The 77-year-old Las Vegas Golden Knights owner was previously in talks with the Premier League club for months. Foley's group, which also includes actor Michael B. Jordan, […]