On August 14, 2009 Robert Plant became the third Vice President of the Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, the football team he has loved and supported his entire life. Of his love for the club Plant said,
“I was five when my dad took me down for the first time and Billy Wright waved at me. Honest, he did. And that was it – I was hooked from that moment.”
Here is a photo of Plant with Club Owner/Chairman Steve Morgan.
We did a story here on feelnumb.com about Robert Plant Playing Soccer In Speedos. After doing some research on the yellow shirt he was wearing in the 1978 photo, we realized it was a Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. shirt. The team that he would become VP of 31 years later…
Plant has even confessed to his obsession with the Wanderers,
“It played havoc with my marriage for a while, when we won the League Cup in 1974, it took me three days to get home from Wembley to Worcestershire. I haven’t got a clue where I was. I know the Mayor of Wolverhampton received the team in official form, and I remember being there for a minute or two.”
Here’s a video of Plant talking about his team before he became VP…
Speedo should sponsor Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club. Click the photo or link below for the awesome photos of Plant in his Led Zeppelin prime playing some football.