After the £120 million (about $150 million USD) takeover of the Premier League club, Michael B. Jordan, who is best known for his roles in Creed and Black Panther, is now a part-owner of AFC Bournemouth.
Maxim Denim used to own Bournemouth, which is also known as “The Cherries.” He just finished the deal to sell the whole club to an American group led by the well-known investor Bill Foley.
This season, the Cherries are the third Premier League team to be sold. Newcastle was bought by Saudi investors, and Todd Boehly took over Chelsea to replace Roman Abramovich.
But for Bournemouth’s Foley, the businessman is currently the managing general partner of Black Knight Football Club, where Micheal B. Jordan is an investor. Foley is also the founder and owner of the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League. The 77-year-old is now in charge of Bournemouth, a team that has been fighting for survival in the Premier League for years.
After the deal was made public, Bournemouth’s new chairman said, “I have tremendous respect for the passion and support of the Bournemouth community, and I believe that the connection to the community is the foundation for any success of any sports team.”
“We will move forward with the ‘always advance, never retreat’ approach that has defined all of my endeavors. I am committed to working with the best football and business minds available to enhance player development, facilities, and the fan experience to put AFC Bournemouth in the best possible position to succeed.”
Foley is the most important person in the new chapter of Bournemouth’s history, but Michael B. Jordan is the latest movie star to be involved with a British football club. In November 2020, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham Football Club for about $2.5 million USD.