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Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United
Wayne
Rooney

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Date of Birth
Oct 24, 1985
Place of Birth
Liverpool, England
Nationality
England
Height
176 cm
Weight
78 kg
Debut
03 October 2004

Bio

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

No mental block for Rooney at Anfield - Van Gaal

No mental block for Rooney at Anfield - Van Gaal

by Football News

Wayne Rooney has struggled to make an impact on the road against Liverpool over the years but Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal denies the skipper has a mental block at Anfield... Read more

Van Gaal: United will be my last job

Van Gaal: United will be my last job

by Football News

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says the job will be his last of a decorated career. The Dutchman arrived at Old Trafford after guiding Netherlands to third place at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil... Read more

Robson: Rooney must lead line against Liverpool

Robson: Rooney must lead line against Liverpool

by Football News

Wayne Rooney has played up front in Manchester United's past three fixtures and that is where he should stay for Sunday's trip to Anfield, according to former skipper Bryan Robson... Read more

Career

Season Team Comp
2014/2015
Premier League
2293 26 26 0 2 0 11 5 0 1
2013/2014
Premier League
2449 29 27 2 4 2 17 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 29560 398 364 34 71 35 183 78 1 2

Transfers & Loans

2004
1 Aug
€ 37,000,000

Games Played