Famous the world over, Wayne Rooney is one of the most talented footballers of recent years. Here’s the lowdown on this superstar Liverpool lad.
Born on 24 October, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, Wayne Rooney grew up with his parents and two younger brothers. Wayne’s talent on the pitch was noted early on, and at the tender age of nine, he had already scored an impressive 99 goals for his local football team.
Everton scouts quickly picked up on Wayne’s talents, and he was signed up to the youth team. In 2002, Wayne made his professional debut with his beloved Everton, and his skills on the pitch soon made headlines.
According to Biography Online, at just 16-years old, Wayne became the youngest ever goal scorer in the history of the Premier League. His last-minute goal against Arsenal quashed the London team’s 30-match unbeaten run. Shortly after, Wayne was honoured with the BBC Sports Young Personality of the Year Award.
Despite footballing success at Everton, Wayne deeply upset his fans by moving to Manchester United in 2004, in a transfer fee said to be £26 million. At the time, this was a record sum for a player under the age of 20. He made his debut for England in 2003.
Wayne took on the number eight shirt at Manchester United, and football kit suppliers quickly saw a surge in demand for number eight kits.
Although known for his fiery temper, Wayne showed supreme skill on the pitch, helping Manchester United win five Premier League titles, the 2008 UEFA Champions League and scoring the winning goal in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup. In 95 international appearances, he scored a whopping 40 goals.
As well as the youngest ever goal scorer in the Premier League, Wayne earned the status of the youngest footballer to play in 200 Premier League games, and the 20th player in the team’s history to score over 100 goals. Wayne went on to achieve accolades such as the 2010 Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.
Wayne married his childhood sweetheart, Coleen McLoughlin, in 2008. They have beautiful children together.
Wayne has released autobiographies with HarperCollins, and off the pitch, he has also earned lucrative endorsements with Nike and EA Sports. When relaxing at home or out and about with family Wayne will often be seen wearing his Designer t-shirts which he could of got from a selection of suppliers such as https://www.ejmenswear.com/shop-clothing/t-shirt.