Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer playing for and captaining both the English National team and Manchester United. He has played as a forward on most of his career and has also played different midfield roles. He joined Everton youth team when he was 9 years old and he made professional debut in the year 2002 when he was 16. He played for the Merseyside Club for two seasons before signing a £25.6 million contract with Manchester United in 2004 transfer window. With Rooney, Manchester United won the UEFA Champions League once, Premier League 5 times, FA Community Shield 3 times, the FIFA Club World Cup once, FA Cup once and the Football League Cup twice.
Rooney scored the 200th goal of his career in September 2013 for Manchester United. Currently, he scored up to 244 goals and became the second top goal scorer of all time for the club. He became the second top scorer of all time for the competition with his 192th goal on Premier League and he is the record holder of most goals for a club in Premier League and 177 goals for Manchester United.
Full Name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Date of Birth: 24 Oct 85
Marital status: Married
Net Worth: $95 million
Height: 1.76 m
Source of Income: Football
Hobbies: Playing drum, video games, boxing
In August 2004, Rooney made a request for transfer, despite the fact that he would be getting a new offer of £50,000 per week from Everton. Then Everton rejected £20 million worth of bid from Newcastle and signed for Man United after the deal of £20 million at the end of the month and listed among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world. For a player under 20, it was a highest fee ever paid and Rooney was just 18 when he left the team Everton. After this deal, he became the richest sportsman in the world. According to Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, a lot of eyebrows were raised when he requested the board of directors to issue several million pounds transfer to sign Rooney who was playing for Everton.
When Rooney arrived at Old Trafford, he was given #8 Shirt and he made his debut at United on September 28 over Fenerbahce in 6-2 home win in the Champions League and he scored a hattrick.
Rooney was a boxer in early life but he still plays the sport occasionally to relieve stress. He had a hair transplant and he visited Harley Street Hair Clinic. He has several tattoos and one on his arm. He met his wife Coleen Rooney at secondary school. After dating for 6 years, they married on June 12, 2008. In April 2006, the tabloids News of the World and “The Sun” awarded Rooney with £100,000 in libel damages. He donated the prize money in charity. The couple had first child on November 2, 2009, Kai Wayne. They had second child on May 21, 2013, Klay Anthony and third on January 24, 2016 Kit Joseph.