Tom Brady has made a move into the world of football, after making the decision to invest in Championship club Birmingham City. Brady officially confirmed his retirement from American football earlier this year after spending three years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
On the back of his retirement, Brady attempted to buy into the Las Vegas Raiders but now appears to have turned his attention to to English football. The Blues were taken over by American tycoon Tom Wagner this summer, a man Brady knows well.
Wagner founded Knighthead Capital Management LLC, who the seven-time Super Bowl champion has entered a partnership to take a minority stake in the former Premier League club. Brady will become Chairman of the team’s new ‘Advisory Board’.
On taking on his new role, the New England Patriots legend said: “Birmingham City is an iconic club with so much history and passion and to be part of the Blues is a real honour 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.” Brady’s investment in sport following his playing career was always a given, not least thanks to the remarkable amounts of money he made during his time on the field.
The former Patriot announced himself as arguably the greatest American footballer of all time, winning seven Super Bowls, and five MVP crowns in that time. With this success of course came lucrative earnings, both via on-field and off-field earnings.