Ten fun facts about Wayne Rooney


Fact 1
Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002 at the age of 16.

Fact 2
He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window.

Fact 3
The same year, Rooney acquired the nickname "Wazza".


Fact 4
In September 2013, Rooney scored his 200th goal for United, making him the club's fourth-highest goalscorer of all time.

Fact 5
He is England's youngest ever goalscorer.

Fact 6
Rooney featured at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and is widely regarded as his country's best player.

Fact 7
He has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009.

Fact 8
As of September 2013, he has won 84 international caps and scored 36 goals, making him England's fifth highest goalscorer in history.

Fact 9
Along with David Beckham, Rooney is the most red-carded player for England, having been sent off twice.

Fact 10
As of March 2011, Rooney was reportedly the third highest-paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with an annual income of €20.7 million (£18 million) including sponsorship deals.


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is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.

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