Wayne Rooney



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, en...

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