Leicester’s Jamie Vardy Becomes Football Club Owner

Leicester City hitman Jamie Vardy has joined the league of football club owners after investing in US-based team Rochester Rhinos according to the club.

The 34-year old striker purchased a minority stake in the New York-based club, which has not played a competitive game for four years.

Rhinos, the only non-Major League Soccer club to have won the US Open Cup, announced in November 2017 they would go on hiatus as they sought extra funding.

The New York-based club plans to resume competing in the USL League One in 2022, the third tier competition on the American football pyramid.

The Rochester Rhinos hold the enviable record of being the only non-Major League Soccer club to win the US Open.

Vardy also joins a select few active footballers with stakes in football clubs around the world, alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic who owns a 23.5% in Swedish club Hammarby IF.

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