|FULL NAME||Wayne Mark Rooney|
|BORN||October 24, 1985|
|HEIGHT||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
A former Everton FC midfielder, Wayne Mark Rooney is a professional footballer in the United Kingdom. Rooney now plays for the Premier League team, Everton FC. The 24-year-old began his football career when he was nine years old, playing for the Liverpool Schoolboys, Copplehouse Boys, and Everton FC. He is an English football player who hails from Croxteth, Liverpool. He mostly plays in the attacking midfield positions of Centre-Forward and Attacking Midfield, as well as Secondary Striker. He has stated that he is Everton’s and Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer.
Career in a Club
Wayne began his youth career with a number of teams, including Liverpool Schoolboys, Copplehouse Boys, and Everton FC, among others. when he made his senior club debut in 2002 at the age of 16 against Tottenham Hotspur for his professional debut. The 19th of October saw him score a last-minute goal against Arsenal, capping off a strong season thus far. Also in 2002, he won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in December. As the most expensive adolescent athlete, he signed his first professional deal in 2003. His 15 goals in 67 games for the club were a career high.
He requested a move from Everton to Manchester United FC in 2004 and received the biggest transfer price ever paid to a 20-year-old player in the Premier League. On September 28, he made his club debut in the UEFA Champions League, scoring a hat trick and setting up another in a 3-2 win over Fenerbahçe. Rooney was Manchester United’s leading league scorer and the 2004-2005 season’s recipient of the PFA Young Player of the Year award. While at United, he won his first Premier League championship medal in 2005-2006.
Once more, he was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2010. During his time at the club, he scored 183 goals in 393 games played.
On the other hand, he returned to Everton FC on July 9th, 2017, signing a two-year contract and scoring 10 goals in 28 games. His 119 games for England’s national team saw him score 53 goals.