Winners and Losers: A Look at the Success Rate of Celeb-Owned Sports Teams

Elton John

Team: Watford
Years of Ownership: 1976-2008
Championships Won and Playoff Appearances: Two first place finishes/ Three division promotions

Yup the Rocket Man is a massive fan of the world's game, and props to Knight Elton, he bellied up a healthy cash injection to the club in 1976 and saw Watford FC rise three divisions into the first division. He also appointed the clubs most successful manager in Graham Taylor, who led the team to the FA Cup Final in 1984. A rarity, a celebrity owner who knew exactly what he was getting into and actually improved the team. In June 2005, Elton held a concert at the club's grounds and donated all the money to the team.

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