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Salford City FC

Location

Moor Lane, Salford

Took over in

2014

Type

Football Club

About Salford City FC

“It’s been an unbelievable journey…”

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In 2014, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary had a dream. A dream of owning a football club the direction of which they could harness themselves. Joining with Singaporean business magnate Peter Lim (owner of Valencia Football Club), the dream became a reality.

In January 2019 it was announced that David Beckham was set to join his Class of ’92 teammates as part owner of the club.

“Salford has grown arms and legs,” says Gary. “It started with the idea of an Academy but then we felt that for an Academy to be meaningful, it had to have a team for those kids to aspire to get into. So we said,

“Why don’t we take over a club and control our own destiny?’ It’s a familiar pattern!”

The club earned four promotions in five years and now pushing again.

“It’s been such an incredible journey, such a learning curve, tough decisions, bad decisions, great decisions. A rollercoaster,” says Gary. “But we’ve proven that we can do something that no one else has ever done.”

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