- Former NFL player JJ Watt and retired USWNT player Kealia Watt invest in historic English club Burnley FC
- The Watts aim to support the local community and further develop the club's women's team
- Burnley FC, led by head coach Vincent Kompany, returns to the English Premier League after winning the Championship
JJ Watt, the NFL star who recently hung up his cleats, is kicking off a new chapter as he and his wife Kealia, a retired US Women's National Team player, dive into the world of soccer with their investment in Burnley FC. Burnley, an English club with roots dating back to 1882, has a rich history and tradition that the Watts plan to honor and build upon.
JJ Watt emphasizes that their investment goes beyond just the team and its management – they're also investing in the town and its people. The couple is committed to earning the trust and support of the community as they work together to elevate Burnley FC.
Fresh off a Championship win and promotion to the English Premier League, Burnley FC is poised for success under the guidance of head coach Vincent Kompany, a former Manchester City captain who boasts four Premier League titles.
Kealia Watt, who played eight seasons in the NWSL with the Houston Dash and Chicago Red Stars, aims to use her experience to contribute to the growth of Burnley's women's team, much like the growth she witnessed in the NWSL.
Burnley's chairman, Alan Pace, warmly welcomes the Watts to the "Clarets family," looking forward to their collaboration after a series of passionate conversations about the club and the Burnley community.
WOM Money Picks
Be a part of the winning team | 81% Success Rate.