Tom Brady swaps the Super Bowl for St Andrew’s as the NFL legend prepares to attend a Birmingham City game for the first time after becoming part-owner of the club earlier this summer
Tom Brady will attend a Birmingham City game in the opening weeks of the season – possibly as early as Saturday’s clash with Leeds at St Andrew’s.
The NFL great and seven-time Super Bowl winner became part-owner of the Blues earlier this month through an existing relationship with the club’s new American owners.
He shares his support for the Blues on social networks and will soon have the chance to see his new project in the flesh.
Brady is to chair an advisory board working with Blues leaders.
On joining the club, Brady said: “Birmingham City are an iconic club with so much history and passion and being part of the Blues is a real honor for me.”
Tom Brady is set to attend a Birmingham City game for the first time since co-ownership
The 46-year-old could feature as host for John Eustance at Leeds on Saturday
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“BCFC is all about teamwork and determination and I am delighted to be working alongside the board, management and players to make our Second City club a club like no other.”
“I’ve been on some amazing teams in my day, and I can’t wait to apply my perspective to create that same success here in Birmingham.”
Birmingham had suffered from financial uncertainty for some time before the takeover of Knighthead Capital, but the arrival of a new owner, with former Manchester City man Garry Cook installed as managing director, has brought a cautious optimism.
The Blues have reinvested the majority of the £6.5m they received for Tahith Chong and Jobe Bellingham, signing Dion Sanderson, Lee Buchanan, Ethan Laird, Krystian Bielik, Tyler Roberts and Siriki Dembele, under the management of John Eustace.
Eustace is forging a reputation as one of the most promising young coaches in the country.
Brady is widely recognized as one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history.