Andrew Redmanye officially becomes the Grey Wiggle as he’s inducted into smash hit kids’ group after his dancing goalkeeping heroics got the Socceroos into the World Cup
Socceroos goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne is officially a Grey Wiggle.
The shot-stopper, 33, whose heroics in the epic penalty-shootout victory over Peru in June ensured Australia qualified for a fifth successive World Cup, was inducted into the smash hit children’s entertainment group on Friday.
The father was well aware of the Wiggles given they are often on TV at home to amuse his daughter Poppy.
Socceroos goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne is officially a Grey Wiggle (pictured middle)
Redmayne earnt the ‘Grey Wiggle’ moniker following his goal-line dancing antics in Qatar in a must-win World Cup qualifier.
While he may have looked ridiculous in the eyes of many against the more fancied South Americans, the gloveman had the last laugh, saving two penalties.
In an instant, Redmayne became an Australian sporting hero – and he had no hesitation in becoming an honourary Wiggle.
It follows his heroics in Qatar, where Redmayne saved two penalties versus Peru to ensure Australia qualified for a fifth successive World Cup
‘The Wiggles is on at our house virtually 24/7, so to meet the crew was a bit surreal,’ the journeyman footballer said.
‘Our daughter (Poppy) is 18 months old, and the Wiggles have got us out of a few tricky situations.’
Redmayne was handed a Wiggles grey skivvy from the team and later posed for photos in their iconic big red car.
He also proudly belted out his daughter’s favourite song – Rock A Bye Bear.
And much to the delight of the Wiggles, Redmayne knew every word.
It capped off a big week for the goalie – on Wednesday he was named in Graham Arnold’s Socceroos squad to play two Trans-Tasman matches New Zealand.
The cult hero is also expected to be in Arnold’s final squad for the World Cup in Qatar come November.
Redmayne’s club side Sydney FC kick-off their A-League season on October 8 versus Melbourne Victory at the revamped Allianz Stadium.