Accrington Stanley Football Club now have shareholders from all over the globe after they topped 400 shares this week.
In less than two months since the launch, the number of shares sold has reached 400 – at £100 each– with supporters from far and wide taking advantage of the opportunity to share in the ownership of one of English football’s historic clubs.
There are more than 200 new shareholders from all over the world including Canada, Australia, USA, Japan, Brazil, Finland and Bulgaria.
Many shareholders are local but many can be found in locations across the UK – from London to Cornwall and from Cumbria to Kent.
Club President Peter Marsden said: "It’s so pleasing to be able to note the club has not only reached but surpassed it’s initial target of 200 shares sold before Christmas.
"I am also gratified by the way in which our efforts have been organised and wish to thank everyone who has responded."
This sale of shares in the club has provided the Reds with precious capital and has enhanced chairman Ilyas Khan’s aspirations for the Crown Ground club to be owned across the community.
The shares are available to individuals, businesses and organisations who wish to have a stake in one of football’s most famous names, and each share will entitle the holder to one vote at future Annual General Meetings.
There are no restrictions on the amount of shares or percentage of the club that can be owned through the shares.
Application forms can be downloaded from the club’s official website: www.accringtonstanley.co.uk, by texting your name and address to 07754 665730 or by collection from the club.
Credit card payments can be made at www.wearestanley.co.uk or by ringing 01254 356950.
Shares can be bought in joint names, as a present for someone else and paid for in instalments.