A FOOTBALL fanatic from Sale lived out his dream last week when he walked on to the Old Trafford pitch hand-in-hand with his namesake Robbie Williams.

Ten-year-old Robbie Williams was one of two mascots at Soccer Aid on June 6, and as he came out of the tunnel he shared a joke with the pop star about their shared name.

The Tyntesfield Primary School pupil, who plays for Altrincham FC in the under 11 league, won a competition to be a mascot at the charity event and walked on to the pitch in front of more than 65,000 people.

Robbie, from Frinton Close, had a kick around on the pitch with pop star Robbie Williams and footballer Teddy Sheringham before shaking all the players hands.

The Manchester City season ticket holder, who managed to get all the player’s autographs, said it was ‘brilliant’ and an ‘unforgettable experience’.

Some of the big football names taking part in the match included Zinedine Zidane, Ryan Giggs, David Seaman, Alan Shearer, Jamie Redknapp and Nicky Butt.

A number of celebrities also played in the two teams - England and the Rest of the World - including boxer Ricky Hatton, rugby ace Danny Cipriani, comedian Paddy McGuiness and chef Gordon Ramsay.

Robbie’s dad Craig, 40, said they entered him into the competition because he was ‘football mad’.

“He lives breathes everything about football and was absolutely overwhelmed on the day,” he said.

Robbie made sure that his namesake would remember him by giving him a comedy cartoon of the two of them drawn by his granddad Ray.