Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney
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Wayne Rooney playing for Manchester United in February 2008
Personal information
Full name Wayne Rooney
Date of birth (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
D.C. United
Number 10
Youth career
1996–2002 Everton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2004 Everton 67 (15)
2004–2017 Manchester United 393 (183)
2017–2018 Everton 31 (10)
2018– D.C. United 21 (12)
National team
2003–2018 England 120 (53)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wayne Mark Rooney (born 24 October 1985 in Liverpool) is an English football who plays for D.C. United as a striker.

Early life[change | change source]

Rooney was born in Croxteth, Liverpool, to Jeanette Marie Rooney and Thomas Wayne Rooney. He is of Irish descent, and was brought up as a Roman Catholic with his 2 younger brothers Graham and John. All three attended Our Lady and St Swithin's primary school, and De La Salle School.

Club career[change | change source]

Everton[change | change source]

Wayne Rooney grew up in Liverpool, where there are two big football clubs; Liverpool and Everton. As a child, he supported Everton and began playing football for them at the age of just 15, when he became the youngest Premiership scorer, scoring a game-winning goal against Arsenal. Rooney was the youngest goalscorer at Euro 2004, an international tournament where he played for England. Soon, other clubs were very eager to buy him because of his great performances. Newcastle United and Manchester United both made offers to Everton for him. It was Manchester United who signed him eventually, for £23m in the summer of 2004. Rooney was only 18 at the time, and the £23m paid for him is the highest amount ever paid for a teenager in the world.

Manchester United[change | change source]

Rooney is the top goal scorer for Manchester United. When he arrived to the team, they gave him the number 8 shirt, but then changed his shirt to number 10. On 12 February 2011, Rooney scored a stunning bicycle kick in the 78th minute of the Manchester derby, which ended up to be the winning goal in their 2–1 win over Manchester City. After the game, he said it was the best goal he had ever scored in his career. Rooney was made captain of the team by manager Louis van Gaal before the 2014–15 Premier League season began.

Personal life[change | change source]

Rooney's wife is Coleen.

Rooney has appeared in advertisements for FIFA videogames and Coca-Cola. He also has a sponsorship deal with Nike.

Rooney supports Everton and Celtic.

Club career statistics[change | change source]

Club performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2002/03 Everton Premier League 33 6 1 0 3 2 - 37 8
2003/04 34 9 3 0 3 0 - 40 9
2004/05 Manchester United Premier League 29 11 6 3 2 0 6 3 43 17
2005/06 36 16 3 0 4 2 5 1 48 19
2006/07 35 14 7 5 1 0 12 4 55 23
2007/08 27 12 4 2 0 0 11 4 42 18
2008/09 30 12 2 1 1 0 13 4 46 17
2009/10 32 26 1 0 3 2 7 5 44 34
2010/11 28 11 2 1 0 0 9 4 40 16
2011/12 34 27 1 2 0 0 7 5 44 34
2012/13 26 12 3 3 1 0 6 1 36 16
Country England 344 156 33 17 18 6 77 31 477 214
Total 344 156 33 17 18 6 77 31 477 214

International career statistics[change | change source]

[1]

England national team
YearAppsGoals
2003 9 3
2004 11 6
2005 8 2
2006 8 1
2007 4 2
2008 8 4
2009 9 6
2010 11 1
2011 5 2
2012 5 4
2013 10 6
2014 13 8
2015 8 5
2016 10 2
2018 1 0
Total 120 53

References[change | change source]

  1. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Wayne Rooney". www.national-football-teams.com.

Other websites[change | change source]