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10 Clubs With Celebrities On Board

With legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather once joking he would buy Newcastle United, here are 10 clubs that have or have had famous celebrities on board, including Liverpool and one of their stakeholders, LeBron James.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 clubs that have or have had major celebrities on board!

Football is widely regarded as the most popular sport in the world, leading many celebrities, some famous for playing other sports, to get in on the action.

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is understood to own a small share in Premier League champions Liverpool, acquiring his piece of the pie in 2011 as part of a sponsorship with the club's owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG).

While James is not involved in the daily running of the English giants, he does appear to follow the team's results, often tweeting his support for the club or sharing Instagram posts related to the Reds.

Famous actor Will Ferrell is believed to hold an undisclosed stake in MLS franchise Los Angeles FC in the US, while another high-profile movie star, Matthew McConaughey, has shares in Austin FC.

Back in England, former Led Zeppelin rock star Robert Plant is the current vice-president of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, a position he has held since 2009. Plant is a lifelong supporter of Wolves, having fallen in love with the club as a five-year-old attending one of their games.

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