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Wayne Rooney Biography & Latest News

Wayne Rooney Biography

Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Manchester United and the England national team. Celebrated as one of the hottest prospects in the football world, Rooney entered the spotlight after breaking into the English side at 17, and has since then shown immense potential to stay at the top of the game for years to come. Rooney came up through the ranks in the Everton academy and claimed international fame after scoring a last-minute winning goal against Arsenal. Then just 16, he became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history in the process. Having shown vigorous strength and skill beyond his years, he was signed on by Manchester United for £25.6 million - the highest fee ever paid for a player under 20 years old. The powerful frontman lived up to the hype by scoring a hat-trick on his debut in 2004 over Fenerbache in the Champions League and helping United win three straight Premier League titles between 2006-2009, while also reaping individual plaudits. Rooney was United's top league scorer that season with 11 goals, and was credited with the PFA Young Player of the Year award. The 2009-10 season proved to be the highlight of Rooney's career. He played 42 games for United that season with an astonishing score of 34 goals to his credit, following which he was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards.
Basic Player Info
Full Name Wayne Rooney
Nationality England
Position Attacker
Current Club Manchester United
Shirt Number 10
Career
Clubs
Manchester United Aug 2004 - Present
Everton Aug 2002 - Aug 2004
National
England Jan 2003 - Nov 2016
Stats
Clubs
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Manchester United
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2016/2017 Premier League 17 2 5 5 0 924
UEFA Europa League 5 2 3 0 0 355
League Cup 4 0 0 1 0 250
FA Cup 2 1 1 0 0 180
Community Shield 1 0 1 0 0 88
2015/2016 Premier League 28 8 6 4 0 2409
UEFA Champions League 6 4 0 0 0 534
FA Cup 5 2 0 2 0 390
League Cup 2 1 0 0 0 155
2014/2015 Premier League 33 12 5 5 1 2877
FA Cup 4 2 1 0 0 360
2013/2014 Premier League 29 17 9 8 0 2449
UEFA Champions League 9 2 5 0 0 767
League Cup 2 0 0 0 0 102
2012/2013 Premier League 27 12 10 7 0 2017
UEFA Champions League 6 1 3 0 0 461
FA Cup 3 3 0 0 0 270
League Cup 1 0 0 0 0 76
2011/2012 Premier League 34 27 5 1 0 2838
UEFA Champions League 4 2 1 1 0 360
UEFA Europa League 3 3 1 0 0 270
Community Shield 1 0 1 0 0 90
FA Cup 1 2 0 0 0 90
2010/2011 Premier League 28 11 11 5 0 2228
UEFA Champions League 9 4 2 0 0 803
FA Cup 2 1 0 1 0 134
Community Shield 1 0 1 0 0 45
2009/2010 Premier League 32 26 5 6 0 2721
UEFA Champions League 7 5 2 2 0 486
League Cup 3 2 0 0 0 228
FA Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
Community Shield 1 1 0 0 0 120
2008/2009 Premier League 30 12 8 8 2 2265
UEFA Champions League 13 4 3 2 0 954
FA Cup 2 1 0 0 0 91
UEFA Super Cup 1 0 0 0 0 90
2007/2008 Premier League 27 12 0 8 0 2183
UEFA Champions League 11 4 0 1 0 865
2006/2007 Premier League 35 14 0 5 0 2927
UEFA Champions League 12 4 0 1 0 1062
2005/2006 Premier League 36 16 0 8 0 3075
UEFA Champions League 5 1 0 2 2 426
2004/2005 Premier League 29 11 0 7 0 2184
Total 512 232 89 90 5 41289
Everton
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National
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England
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2018 Russia WC Qualification Europe 4 0 1 1 0 287
2016 France EC Qualification 8 7 1 0 0 670
European Championship 4 1 0 0 0 288
2014 Brazil WC Qualification Europe 6 7 1 1 0 472
World Cup 3 1 1 0 0 194
2012 Poland/Ukraine EC Qualification 7 3 0 2 1 582
European Championship 2 1 0 0 0 207
2010 South Africa WC Qualification Europe 9 9 0 0 0 760
World Cup 4 0 0 0 0 342
2008 Austria/Switzerland EC Qualification 6 2 0 3 0 496
2006 Germany WC Qualification Europe 7 0 0 2 0 601
World Cup 4 0 0 0 1 253
2004 Portugal EC Qualification 6 2 0 0 0 368
European Championship 4 4 0 1 0 257
Total 74 37 4 10 2 5777

Wayne Rooney Latest News & Articles

9 teams that have eliminated Manchester United from the Europa League
9 teams that have eliminated Manchester United from the Europa League
Manchester United have not had a great time in the Europa League.
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 24th February 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 24th February 2017
A quick look at all the major news that made headlines in Europe today.
UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Round of 16 draw hands Manchester United tricky trip to Russian side Rostov
UEFA Europa League 2016/17: Round of 16 draw hands Manchester United tricky trip to Russian side Rostov
The Red Devils will take a trip to Russia while a Bundesliga derby awaits us in the Ro16 draw of the Europa League.
Wayne Rooney more popular than Lionel Messi in China as speculation grows about move
Wayne Rooney more popular than Lionel Messi in China as speculation grows about move
Wayne Rooney's popularity is eclipsed by only Cristiano Ronaldo, Mesut Ozil, Gareth Bale and Anthony Martial.
10 greatest Premier League players of all time
10 greatest Premier League players of all time
We attempt to rank the 10 greatest Premier League players of all time
Manchester United great Roy Keane urges Wayne Rooney to stay in Europe
Manchester United great Roy Keane urges Wayne Rooney to stay in Europe
Rooney might well be tempted with weekly wages as ridiculous as 900,000-a-week being offered to him in China.
Wayne Rooney at Euro 2004: The Disappointed Remembrance of a Prodigy
Wayne Rooney at Euro 2004: The Disappointed Remembrance of a Prodigy
How the brilliance of Wayne Rooney's breakthrough at Euro 2004 has tainted his legacy forever
Chinese Super League club confirms approach for Wayne Rooney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Chinese Super League club confirms approach for Wayne Rooney and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Rooney and Aubameyang - the ambition of the Chinese clubs hasn't been dulled!
10 highest earning footballers in 2016
10 highest earning footballers in 2016
A look at the ridiculous amount of money earned by footballers in 2016
EPL 2016/17: Paul Scholes feels Wayne Rooney will leave if he is stuck on the bench
EPL 2016/17: Paul Scholes feels Wayne Rooney will leave if he is stuck on the bench
Paul Scholes gives his verdict on Wayne Rooney's situation at Old Trafford
Rumour: Manchester United star offered £900,000 a week contract by Chinese club
Rumour: Manchester United star offered £900,000 a week contract by Chinese club
Rooney has 18 months left on his current contract but is looking for a move away
5 memorable FA Cup fixtures between Chelsea and Manchester United
5 memorable FA Cup fixtures between Chelsea and Manchester United
A look at the most memorable and exciting FA Cup matches played between the two sides.
Why Premier League teams struggle in the UEFA Champions League
Why Premier League teams struggle in the UEFA Champions League
Analysis on why Premier League clubs, after dominating Europe for such a long time, are struggling to match the other European giants.
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 18th February 2017
Daily transfer news and rumours roundup - 18th February 2017
A quick look at the latest transfer news from across Europe.
5 reasons why Manchester United can win the Europa League this season
5 reasons why Manchester United can win the Europa League this season
Their Premier League prospects seem jaded - but here's why the odds are stacked in Mourinho's favour for a successful European campaign.
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