League Conquered, Now Time for a Side Quest? Can Ryan Reynolds’ Wrexham AFC Faceoff Natalie Portman’s Angel City?

Published 05/06/2023, 12:00 PM EDT

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When Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney decided that they did not just want to enjoy football from the sidelines, the world looked at them with understandable skepticism. In the world of football, where Hollywood stars only made for a celebrity spotting in the benches, the R & R were akin to misfits. However, to say that they have exceeded expectations would be an understatement given how the Wrexham FC owners, with every move, only edge fans to expect more. But Wrexham FC has quite a high-profile fanbase consisting of stars like Salma Hayek, Will Ferrell, and even fellow football team owner, Natalie Portman.

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Portman has diligently followed Ryan Reynolds’ footsteps as a football club owner and her HBO documentary depicting the Angel City FC’s win is a testament to this. And now as Wrexham FC gets promoted, Portman is hoping for a friendly match between their clubs.

Will Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Portman face off at the club?

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It has been a series of serious matches for Wrexham FC as they channeled all their passion and strength in order to become the title holders. But long before their men’s team could bring them a promotion, the Wrexham FC women’s team hoisted the Genero Adran North champions trophy and became a semi-professional team. And Portman, who is the owner of Angel City F.C., a professional women’s soccer team, thinks a friendly match between the two would be great for both clubs.

We have talked about kind of having some friendly matches at some point,” Portman told ET in a recent interview.

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The actress reflected on her journey as the owner alongside Julie Uhrman, Kara Nortman, and Alexis Ohanian.

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Her professional team ranked eighth during its inaugural season in the Women’s Soccer League last year. Much like the Wrexham FC owners, Portman is deeply attached to her club.

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As more celebrities venture into the world of football as club owners and co-owners, many presume that it probably has its perks. But more than the perks, being a club owner requires patience and a lot of trials. And Natalie Portman experienced it firsthand as she was met with several nos before she got a yes.

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The Oscar award-winning actress said that it was a dream to lead the club. But most importantly, it was important for kids no matter what gender to see a professional female football club in the mainstream media. This is why a friendly match between Wrexham FC, which is currently all over the news, and Angel City FC, which is steadily moving up in ranks, will be of great help to both teams.

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Do you think Ryan Reynolds’ semi-professional women’s football team can beat Portman’s eighth rank holder professional team? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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