Wayne Rooney: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About the Footballer


Wayne Rooney is already something of a legend of English football – both for his time spent at Manchester United and for his time with the England national team. But at age thirty, the soccer star still has plenty of time to make even more of an impact on the game and a legacy of his name. Read below for nine facts you did not know about the player.

Number Nine: Rooney Was Once Suspended From School for Kicking a Hole in a Wall

Seems like an appropriate reason for a future international soccer star to be suspended for two days. This is especially true because the reason for the kick was that his ball had been taken away from him.

Number Eight: At the 2004 Euros He Watched Oliver! Obsessively

He watched the musical over and over and would sing along to the songs. In fact, he watched it during every massage he got during the time.

Number Seven: He Has Special Glasses to Wear For His Lazy Eye

He has had the problem since he was a kid. And though he has glasses that are supposed to aid his reading and driving, he almost never wears them.

Number Six: His Mother Still Works as a Lunch Lady

Even though he could easily help her to retire if she so desired, she still works at the same school she worked at when Wayne was a kid. Apparently students will give her a hard time when her son under-performs.

Number Five: The First Time Wayne Rooney Cooked Was on a George Foreman Grill

And this happened in 2003, which means he was already 18 at the time. The meal was a simple steak and fries.

Number Four: He Slept in His Parents’ Bed Until He Was Five Years Old

A little older than most. But he did so because he saw a ghost on his window ledge.

Number Three: He Used to Drive a Mini Motorcycle Around the Estate He Grew Up On

It was a Yamaha PW80 with three gears and no clutch. He wasn’t licensed to drive the thing, so he would wait until the police left the estate.

Number Two: He Eats the Same Meal Before Every Game

Spaghetti bolognese and chicken. Every single time.

 Number One: He’s a Huge Karaoke Fan

He even has a machine for it set up in his home. “Mustang Sally” is his go-to tune. Thanks for reading!