Wayne Rooney Stats And Pictures
Wayne Rooney was born on the 24th October 1985 and is an English footballer playing for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national soccer team. Rooney made his senior international debut at aged 17 in a friendly against Australia on 12 February 2003, becoming the youngest player to represent England, until his record was broken by Theo Walcott by just 36 days in May 2006.
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Wayne Rooney joined the youth team at Everton FC at aged nine, and made his professional debut aged 16 in 2002. He has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009. He signed for Manchester United in the summer of 2004 for a fee of £25.6 million.
As of the current date (Oct 2012) Wayne Rooney has won 78 caps for his country, scoring 32 goals, which makes him England’s fifth highest scorer in history. He is also the most red-carded player for England, having been sent off twice, and shares this stat with David Beckham. He has won the Player Of The Year award in England twice, in both 2008 and 2009.
Wayne Rooney Club Stats Everton/Manchester United
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In addition to being a life long Everton supporter, Wayne Rooney supports Celtic and is also a big supporter of the Leeds Rhinos rugby league club. Rooney was present at Ibrox in 2006 to watch the Hoops beat Rangers 1-0 thanks to a Maciej Zurawski strike. The English superstar was there to watch former United team-mate Roy Keane in action for the Bhoys, but ended up the focus of the travelling fans’ attentions. The familiar Rooney chants rang out and the powerful forward was hooked.
Rooney met his wife, Coleen Rooney (née McLoughlin), while they were both at secondary school. They married on 12 June 2008 after dating for 6 years, during which time Rooney admitted to soliciting prostitution in Liverpool in 2004. “I was young and stupid. It was at a time when I was very young and immature and before I had settled down with Coleen.”
It was announced in mid July 2011, that Wayne Rooney’s jersey was THE best-selling sports product under the charge of the English Premier League. During the 2009–10 season, Manchester United sold between 1.2 million and 1.5 million shirts and it is estimated that Rooney’s name was printed on several hundred thousand. These figures were taken from official jersey sales from around the world, not just in England and the UK.
In June 2011, he visited the Harley Street Hair Clinic where he underwent a much publicized hair transplant operation. He announced to twitter followers, “Just to confirm to all my followers I have had a hair transplant. I was going bald at 25 so why not. I’m delighted with the result.”. Rooney even showed off his still bleeding transplant scars to his followers.
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