Topic: 21 things you didn't know about Rooney

1 Wayne loves musicals. Grease is one of his favourites and he likes to sing songs from Oliver!


2 He's a sucker for soaps and avidly follows Coronation Street and EastEnders


3 He used to be a Westlife fan - but last year appeared on stage with 50 Cent


4 Girlfriend Coleen beats him 11-0 on GCSEs


5 Their first date was to see Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me


6 He named his dogs Fizz and Bella after characters in kids show Tweenies


7 He moved to Cheshire village Prestbury after spotting a local pub called the Admiral Rodney.. he thought the sign read 'Admiral Rooney'


8 A Google internet search for Wayne Rooney brings up 3,780,000 hits - David Beckham gets 6,900,000


9 He is a winning Top Trump on age in the football legends pack - the next youngest player is Ronaldhino, born 1980


10 Rooney might be one of the biggest names in British football, but he has not yet earned a place in Who's Who


11 Wayne's picture has featured on some 500 million Coca- Cola cans


12 Roo's first full match was for pub side Western Approaches when he was 7 - he scored twice


13 He hit 99 goals in a season playing for Copplehouse in the Walton and Kirkdale junior league


14 Before last season's Carling Cup win, Rooney's last trophy came playing for Copplehouse under-13s


15 He was an Everton mascot at a Merseyside derby in 1997/1997 aged 12


16 Starred in website uglyfootballers.com's first XI of the ugliest Premiership players last year but lost his place this season, with Peter Crouch and Marlon Harewood now up front


17 Had a poster of hard man Duncan Ferguson on the wall of his bedroom in Croxteth when he started playing for Everton


18 Hit the headlines in September when he allegedly gave Blackburn's Michael Gray a black eye in a nightclub row


19 His heroes like a scrap too. They are boxers Mike Tyson and Ricky Hatton, who Rooney says he could KO


20 He's signed a £5m deal to write five autobiographies - but says his own favourite novels are the Harry Potter series


21 He owns three flats in Florida and a villa in Spain but admits: "I haven't seen any of them."

Re: 21 things you didn't know about Rooney

"Their first date was to see Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me"  nice first date that smile