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Wrexham AFC wins promotion to the Football League

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Wrexham AFC, the historic Welsh club who’s captured much attention due to their takeover from two Hollywood stars, has won promotion back to the English Football League after 15 years away from it.

Star striker Paul Mullin scored the decisive goal and added an insurance tally in a 3-1 win over Boreham Wood at the Racecourse Ground to seal the National League title.

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“Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds and “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” star Rob McEllhenney took over Wrexham in November 2020, The third oldest professional team in the world, Wrexham missed out on promotion last season despite heavy investment and a much-followed reality show drove up interest in the follow-up campaign.

How did Wrexham get promoted?

This season, Phil Parkinson’s side has been in a fight with Notts County for the only automatic promotion place on the table but seized momentum in February and has only spent one match day outside of first place. Wrexham beat second-tier Coventry City in the FA Cup before losing to another Championship side, Sheffield United, in a replay.

The win gives Wrexham 110 points to Notts County’s 106 points with one game to play. Notts County will now need to win a grueling playoff to make good on its incredibly impressive campaign. Brutal life in the National League.

It took big investment from Reynolds, McElhenney, and investors but the club will go to the League Two next season, a place where Mullin has already been a star, and try to take the next steps. But first, the Hollywood actors are bringing the club to Hollywood for some friendlies.