5 top footballers who own football clubs
- A new trend is emerging with high-profile players taking up ownership of football clubs.
#3 A part of the Class of 92 - Salford City
Away from the United States, a part of the famed Manchester United Class of 92 own a club named Salford City in the lower leagues of England since 2014. Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and brothers Gary and Phil Neville bought the non-league club and control its operations.
The club languished in the eighth division of English football when these United legends took over. However, under their guidance and appointments, the Ammies won back-to-back promotions between 2014 to 2016. It would have been three on the bounce but the team lost in the play-off semi-final in the just concluded season.
Currently, Salford City are in the sixth division and are set to go full-time from the upcoming season with the staff and players signings full-time contracts. Further, a youth team has been set up as well. There is no doubt that the club's illustrious owners will do their best to get the club up very soon.Published 04 Aug 2017, 12:42 IST