Full Name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Born: October 24, 1985
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Nationality: English, British
Famous as: Footballer
Wayne Rooney Biography
Wayne Mark Rooney also known Wayne Rooney is an English Professional footballer who plays for the premier club Everton FC. Born on 24 October 1985, he started his youth career at the age of 9 with Liverpool Schoolboys, Copplehouse Boys and Everton FC. Hailing from Croxteth, Liverpool, England he also plays for the England National Football team. He majorly performs for the playing position of Secondary Striker and other positions of Centre-Forward and Attacking Midfield. He has made his remark for being the record holding goal scorer for Everton and therefore the Manchester United FC.
Childhood & Early Life
Wayne Rooney was born on 24 October 1985, in Croxteth, England, to Thomas Wayne Rooney and his wife Jeanette Marie. He is of Irish descent. He has two younger brothers.He attended Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school and later visited ‘The De La Salle Academy.’ During his childhood, he became a supporter of his nearby club ‘Everton’ with which he signed a contract in 2002.
He is married to his high school friend Coleen. They have 4 sons, namely Kai Wayne (born 2009), Klay Anthony (born 2013), Kit Joseph (born 2016), and Cass Mac Rooney (born 2018). His marriage hit a rocky patch when details regarding his flings with prostitutes emerged, but the pair has reconciled and is living happily with their children.
Wayne Rooney Career Statistics
Lately the 35-years aged Wayne Rooney is playing his last days as a footballer and as time goes by, we are getting closer to the day that he eventually hangs up his boots. During his 18 years long career to this day, he has played for England national team and a couple of club teams including Manchester United.
Wayne Rooney has started his football career at Everton in 2002, when he was just 16 years old. After 15 years he once more returned to play for Everton. During these two spells, he has played 117 matches, scoring 28 goals for Everton at all competitions.
In 2004, Wayne Rooney signed for Red Devils, only to become one among the legends of the club and all-time goalscorer. During the three seasons, he was with Man United, Rooney has scored a total of 253 goals for the club in 559 matches altogether competitions.After Man Unites decided to not renew Rooney’s contract, he decided to join the MLS side
D.C. United on a free transfer on 2018. He played 2 seasons for the club, appearing in 48 matches and scoring 23 goals. Rooney currently plays for Derby County in EFL Championship and is additionally their interim manager. After joining the club in January of 2020, thus far he has played 30 league matches for them, scoring 6 goals.
Wayne Rooney was first called up to represent his nation at the international level in 2003 when he was just 17 years old. He waited for six matches to score his first goal for England when he managed to do that in a match against Macedonia in September of 2003. Rooney has played 120 matches for his country, scoring 53 goals. He is currently the all-time top goalscorer for England. His last goal for England was scored on 27 June 2016, in a match versus Iceland in UEFA Euro 2016.
Awards & Achievements
- He won ‘The BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year’ in 2002 for being “touted by many as the most promising English football talent to have surfaced in recent years.”
- He was adjudged ‘PFA Young Player of the Year’ for 2 seasons (2004-05 and 2005-06). This award is given annually by ‘Professional Footballers’ Association’ to the most effective player aged 23 or below.
- He has been awarded the ‘England Player of the Year Award’ four times (2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015). This award is presented by ‘The Football Association’ to outstanding performers of the England national team.
- Rooney’s brilliant hat-trick on his debut is certainly one of his best performances. In his introduction for ‘Manchester United,’ he scored three goals in a ‘Champions League’ match against ‘Fenerbahce’ in 2004, helping his team to a 6-2 victory.
- In the 2006 ‘Champions League’ final against ‘Wigan Athletic,’ he scored the opening goal of the match as well as the final goal to guide ‘Manchester United’ to a 4-0 win. Rooney was named ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliant performance.
- In Manchester United’s ‘Premier League’ match against ‘Tottenham’ in 2009, his team was trailing 2-0 at half time. Rooney fought back in the second half by scoring two goals and assisting two goals. His team bounced back to win the match 5-2.
- He scored the winning goal in the semi-final of the 2010 ‘Carling Cup’ when ‘Manchester United’ and ‘Manchester City’ were tied at 3-3 in stoppage time. His goal brought the score to 4-3, enabling his team to enter the final.