Wrexham

Wrexham Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pel-droed Cymdeithas Wrecsam) is a Welsh professional association football club based in Wrexham, Wales. The team compete in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1864, they are the oldest club in Wales and the third oldest professional association football team in the world. Wrexham's home stadium, the Racecourse Ground, is the world's oldest international stadium that still continues to host international games. The record attendance at the ground was set in 1957, when the club hosted a match against Manchester United in front of 34,445 spectators.

The club initially participated in friendlies and cup competitions, and first entered a league by joining The Combination in 1890. They spent 13 seasons in the Combination and two seasons in the Welsh Senior League, winning four Combination titles and two Welsh Senior League titles. They entered the Birmingham & District League in 1905, where they would remain until becoming inaugural members of the Football League's Third Division North in 1921. They spent 47 years in the Northern section until they were placed in the re-organised Third Division in 1958 and then relegated two years later. Wrexham were promoted out of the Fourth Division in 1961–62, only to be relegated again two years later. Another promotion followed in 1969–70 and they reached the second tier for the first time after winning the Third Division title in 1977–78. Two successive relegations saw them back in the fourth tier by 1983 and they took until 1992–93 before seeing another promotion. Relegated once more in 2002, they gained immediate promotion in 2002–03, before worsening financial problems resulted in another relegation and then administration in December 2004. It took 18 months for the club to exit administration and the club's decline on the pitch continued, as they dropped out of the Football League in 2008. Since then Wrexham have had four unsuccessful play-off campaigns in the Conference and National League.

Wrexham's honours include winning the Welsh Cup a record 23 times, the Football League Trophy in 2005 at the Millennium Stadium and the FA Trophy in 2013 at Wembley Stadium. The club are also record winners of the short-lived FAW Premier Cup, winning it five times out of the 11 years of its tenure, participating against fellow Welsh clubs such as Cardiff City, Swansea City and Newport County. However their biggest rivalries are with English clubs, Chester and Shrewsbury Town, with games between the clubs known as the Cross-border derby. In 1992, Wrexham upset the reigning English Champions Arsenal in the FA Cup. They also scored a 1–0 victory over FC Porto in 1984 in the European Cup Winners' Cup. Wrexham were eligible for the European Cup Winners' Cup due to winning the Welsh Cup; their first European tie was against FC Zurich of Switzerland in 1972 and their last was played in Romania against Petrolul Ploiești in 1995.

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Wrexham
mirror.co.uk
19:43, 04 Dec
Wrexham boss responds to speculation linking them with audacious Wilshere move
Wrexham boss responds to speculation linking them with audacious Wilshere move
mirror.co.uk
14:38, 15 Nov
Ryan Reynolds calls up Wrexham stars and Robbie Savage for hilarious new film ad
Ryan Reynolds calls up Wrexham stars and Robbie Savage for hilarious new film ad
mirror.co.uk
10:24, 04 Nov
Ryan Reynolds' "geeked out" admission over first meeting with Wrexham players
Ryan Reynolds' "geeked out" admission over first meeting with Wrexham players
mirror.co.uk
15:42, 01 Nov
Ryan Reynolds' investments and £109m fortune amid Wrexham Premier League dream
Ryan Reynolds' investments and £109m fortune amid Wrexham Premier League dream
mirror.co.uk
14:17, 01 Nov
Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds' and Rob McElhenney's net worth
Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds' and Rob McElhenney's net worth
mirror.co.uk
16:04, 30 Oct
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend first Wrexham home match
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney attend first Wrexham home match
talksport.com
15:14, 30 Oct
Reynolds and McElhenney get raucous reception as Wrexham owners watch first home game
Reynolds and McElhenney get raucous reception as Wrexham owners watch first home game
talksport.com
09:16, 29 Oct
Ryan Reynolds drops F-bomb in brilliant first press conference as Wrexham co-owner
Ryan Reynolds drops F-bomb in brilliant first press conference as Wrexham co-owner
mirror.co.uk
08:59, 29 Oct
Ryan Reynolds told off by reporter for swearing during Wrexham press conference
Ryan Reynolds told off by reporter for swearing during Wrexham press conference
mirror.co.uk
20:10, 28 Oct
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney see reality but will chase Premier League dream
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney see reality but will chase Premier League dream
goal.com
16:02, 28 Oct
'No oil money in Wrexham!' - Ryan Reynolds and Rob McEIhenney set sights on Premier League rise twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
'No oil money in Wrexham!' - Ryan Reynolds and Rob McEIhenney set sights on Premier League rise twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
talksport.com
13:24, 28 Oct
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney 'overwhelmed with emotion' in first visit to Wrexham
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney 'overwhelmed with emotion' in first visit to Wrexham
marca.com
12:15, 27 Oct
From Hollywood to Maidenhead: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds attend first Wrexham game
From Hollywood to Maidenhead: Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds attend first Wrexham game
talksport.com
07:24, 27 Oct
Reynolds and McElhenney 'never sleeping again' after Wrexham lose thriller
Reynolds and McElhenney 'never sleeping again' after Wrexham lose thriller
goal.com
07:00, 27 Oct
Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney & Wrexham: Hollywood stars' ownership takeover explained twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney & Wrexham: Hollywood stars' ownership takeover explained twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
mirror.co.uk
19:49, 26 Oct
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make first Wrexham appearance since takeover
Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney make first Wrexham appearance since takeover
talksport.com
15:48, 26 Oct
talkSPORT family members join Rashford, Toney and Parris on Football Black List
talkSPORT family members join Rashford, Toney and Parris on Football Black List
goal.com
15:00, 26 Oct
Why are Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham? Ownership takeover explained twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
Why are Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney buying Wrexham? Ownership takeover explained twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
goal.com
17:31, 18 Oct
Chelsea take Wrexham wonderkid Dan Davies on trial in bid to boost youth team twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
Chelsea take Wrexham wonderkid Dan Davies on trial in bid to boost youth team twitter facebook reddit twitter facebook reddit
mirror.co.uk
08:03, 03 Oct
Rob McElhenney launches X-rated rant after Wrexham game is abandoned due to rain
Wrexham co-owner Rob McElhenney has took a thinly-veiled swipe at the National League, after his club saw a game abandoned whilst they were leading 2-0. The Red Dragons were taken over by McElhenney and fellow Hollywood A-Lister Ryan Reynolds earlier this year. They have made it clear in no uncertain terms that they expect a promotion this season after hiring experienced EFL boss Phil Parkinson and recruiting a raft of players from higher divisions.
mirror.co.uk
07:54, 13 Sep
Ryan Reynolds' hilarious response after discovering Wrexham are in FIFA 22
Wrexham's Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have certainly done a good job of promoting the non-league club since their takeover was confirmed earlier this year. The A-List duo completed their shock purchase of the Red Dragons in February. Since then they have completed a huge overhaul of the National League side, with big money being pumped into the club with the ultimate aim of reaching the EFL as quickly as possible.
goal.com
16:30, 12 Sep
'What the f*ck is Rest of World?' - Wrexham owner Reynolds pokes fun at FIFA 22 inclusion
The Hollywood actor has confirmed that the Welsh outfit will be playable in the next iteration of the popular game, due in October