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Wayne Rooney was born in Croxteth, Liverpool on 24 October 1985 and is widely regarded as one of the most talented English footballers of all time. Although primarily a centre-forward, Rooney has demonstrated great versitility throughout his career, playing on occasion as a winger and as a central midfielder. He is known for his work rate, power, technical ability, creativity and goalscoring prowess.

Rooney is a product of Everton's youth academy, which he joined at the age of nine. After setting goalscoring records at junior level, including more than 100 goals in just 29 games at under-11 level in 1995–96, he made his competitive debut for the senior team as a 16-year-old in 2002. During the 2002-03 season, he came to national attention after scoring the winning goal against Arsenal, ending their 30-match unbeaten run in the process. Throughout the remainder of that campaign and the 2003-04 season, he established himself as one of the hottest prospects in world football. At the age of 18, he moved to Manchester United for a fee of around £25 million.

It took little time for Rooney to settle in at his new club, as he scored a hattrick against Fenerbahçe on his debut in September 2004. At the end of his first season, he was named the PFA Young Player of the Year. Since that time, Rooney has experienced huge levels of success with the club, winning multiple Premier League titles and the 2007-08 UEFA Champions League. His performances in the 2009-10 season earned him the PFA Players' Player of the Year, PFA Fans' Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year awards.

At international level, Rooney currently ranks as one of England's all-time top goalscorers and has represented his country in numerous major tournaments. He has twice been named England Player of the Year, in 2008 and 2009, while his performances at UEFA Euro 2004 saw him named in the Team of the Tournament.

Headlines

Moyes determined Rooney will play

Moyes determined Rooney will play

by Football News

David Moyes says Manchester United will "do everything we can" to make sure Wayne Rooney plays against Bayern Munich on Wednesday... Read more

Dante highlights Rooney threat

Dante highlights Rooney threat

by Football News

Bayern Munich defender Dante believes Wayne Rooney could pose the biggest threat to their UEFA Champions League hopes this term... Read more

Rooney returns to United training

Rooney returns to United training

by Football News

Manchester United have received a boost ahead of their UEFA Champions League tie with Bayern Munich after Wayne Rooney returned to training... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2013/2014
Premier League
2359 28 26 2 4 2 15 8 0 0
2012/2013
Premier League
2017 27 22 5 9 5 12 7 0 0
2011/2012
Premier League
2838 34 32 2 6 2 27 1 0 0
2010/2011
Premier League
2228 28 25 3 4 3 11 5 0 0
2009/2010
Premier League
2721 32 32 0 10 0 26 6 0 0
2008/2009
Premier League
2265 30 25 5 5 5 12 8 1 1
2007/2008
Premier League
2183 27 25 2 5 2 12 8 0 0
2006/2007
Premier League
2927 35 33 2 6 2 14 5 0 0
2005/2006
Premier League
3075 36 34 2 5 2 16 8 0 0
2004/2005
Premier League
2184 29 24 5 8 5 11 7 0 0
2003/2004
Premier League
2380 32 26 6 7 7 8 10 0 0
2002/2003
Premier League
0 33 33 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Total 27177 371 337 34 69 35 170 73 1 1

Transfers & Loans

2004
1 Aug
€ 37,000,000

Games Played

Date Match  
20 Apr 2014 2 0 0 0 0
29 Mar 2014 4 1 2 0 0
25 Mar 2014 0 3 0 0 0
22 Mar 2014 0 2 2 0 0
16 Mar 2014 0 3 0 0 0
8 Mar 2014 0 3 1 0 0
22 Feb 2014 0 2 1 0 0
12 Feb 2014 0 0 0 0 0
9 Feb 2014 2 2 0 0 0
1 Feb 2014 2 1 0 1 0
28 Jan 2014 2 0 0 0 0
1 Jan 2014 1 2 0 1 0
26 Dec 2013 2 3 1 1 0
21 Dec 2013 3 1 0 0 0
15 Dec 2013 0 3 0 0 0
4 Dec 2013 0 1 0 1 0
1 Dec 2013 2 2 2 0 0
24 Nov 2013 2 2 1 1 0
10 Nov 2013 1 0 0 1 0
2 Nov 2013 1 3 1 0 0
26 Oct 2013 3 2 1 0 0
19 Oct 2013 1 1 0 0 0
5 Oct 2013 1 2 0 1 0
28 Sep 2013 1 2 1 0 0
22 Sep 2013 4 1 1 1 0
14 Sep 2013 2 0 1 0 0
26 Aug 2013 0 0 0 0 0
17 Aug 2013 1 4 0 0 0