For the first time since 1999, Tom Brady isn’t preparing for an NFL season. The Patriots legend seems to be enjoying retirement and even has a new girlfriend.
Thursday was Brady’s 46th birthday, and he celebrated by treating himself. But since he probably doesn’t eat cake (unless it has avocadoes in it), he splurged on a soccer team instead.
Tom Brady Buys Soccer Team
Brady announced on Instagram that he is now a minority owner of Birmingham City, a second-tier English soccer team that plays in the EFL Championship. He will also serve as the chairman of a new advisory board for the club.
A football player buying a football team? Makes sense to me.
While Brady admitted on his IG story that he doesn’t know much about British football, he says he does know something about winning (is Brady the new Ted Lasso?). That’s certainly true, as he dominated his sport for two decades and won a staggering seven Super Bowls.
Time will tell if Brady’s success as a player translates to success as an owner, but he’s already doing pretty well for himself off the field with his other business ventures, namely his TB12 brand. As a former quarterback, Brady also has exceptional leadership skills that should serve him well in his new role.
Brady’s a smart guy, and professional sports teams are usually great investments. Even if Birmingham City doesn’t significantly improve from Brady’s presence, his bank account probably will.