Leeds United takeover: Every athlete confirmed as investor including Michael Phelps, Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas

The 49ers Enterprises takeover of Leeds United has officially been approved by the EFL.

The strategic arm of the San Francisco 49ers had been expected to take control of the club for a considerable period of time and have now been given the green light to do so.

Paraag Marathe will serve as chairman, with Angus Kinnear remaining as CEO and Rudy Cline-Thomas joining as co-owner and vice-chairman. However, the club is also being backed by some high-profile minority investors.

Many sporting stars had already confirmed their involvement in the club’s new era, although there has been some fresh information shared by Big League Advantage founder Michael Schwimmer.

He has shared the names of eight stars who have partnered with his company to invest in Leeds via T witt er – here is every name he listed.