Sports Persons » Football Players » WAYNE ROONEY
|Full name||: Wayne Rooney|
|Alias||: Wayne Rooney|
|Address||: Croxteth, Liverpool, England|
|Father||: Thomas Wayne|
|Mother||: Jeanette Marie Rooney|
|Siblings||: Graham John|
|Wife||: Coleen Rooney|
|Children||: Kai Wayne Rooney|
|Education||: Our Lady and St Swithin's primary school De La Salle Humanities College|
|Activists||: Football Players|
Wayne Rooney is an English footballer widely regarded as the country’s best player. He currently plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team. He is one of the world’s most popular football players and has been named the ‘England Player of the Year’ twice. He had scored 99 goals for a local junior league team at the age of nine which led to the Everton Football Club signing a contract with him. He made his professional debut with Everton in 2002, and within weeks became the youngest-ever goal-scorer in the history of premier league, a record which has now been surpassed. In 2004, he signed on with Manchester United and found great success with them. His career with Manchester United began in a great way - he scored an unforgettable hat-trick against Fenerbahce in the Champions League. By the end of the 2004-05, Rooney had amassed 17 goals in 43 appearances. He played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. He helped Manchester United win four Premier League titles in five seasons. He became the youngest player to have played in 200 Premier League Games in 2008. As a popular player, he is endorsed by Nike and EA Sports.
He made his debut for Manchester United in 2004-05 in a home game against Fenerbahce in the UEFA Championship League. He scored a hat-trick in a 6-2 victory and was hailed as a sensational debutant.
In the 2006 League Cup, he scored twice in his team’s 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the final. He was named man of the match. He had amassed 16 goals in 36 Premier League games in the 2005-06 season.
He did not have a great beginning in the first half of the 2006-07 season, but his form improved later on. He scored a hat-trick against Bolton Wanderers, and by the end of the season, he had scored 14 league goals.
In the 2007-08 season, Rooney missed many matches due to injuries. However, he finished the season with 18 goals and starred in his team’s victory over Chelsea in which Manchester United clinched the Champions League.
He became the youngest player in league history to have made 200 appearances when he played against the Blackburn Rovers in October 2008. In 2009, he scored his final league goal of the season against Tottenham. Overall, he scored 20 goals in the 2008-09 season.
He scored a hat-trick - his first in three years - in an away match against Portsmouth in 2009. In 2010, he scored four goals in his team’s win over Hull City. This was the first time he had scored four in one match. Rooney scored his 100th Premier League goal in a 3-1 win over Arsenal in the same season.
In a February 2011 match against Manchester city in Manchester derby, he scored an overhead volley which proved to be the winning goal in their 2-1 win. Within a few weeks, he scored the third goal in a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic. In April the same year, he scored his first hat-trick of the season in a 4-2 away win over West Ham United.
During the 2011-12 season, Rooney guided his team to a 8-2 win over Arsenal by scoring a Hat-trick. The first of the hat-trick was also his 150th goal for Manchester United. He scored a hat-trick in his next game as well - a 5-0 away win over Bolton Wanderers.
He scored his first goal of the 2012-13 season in a 4-2 league win over Stoke City. In December 2012, he scored twice against Reading in a 4-3 win and in January 2013, he scored twice in a 2-1 win over Southampton.
Wayne Rooney was born as the eldest son of Thomas Wayne Rooney and his wife Jeanette Marie in Liverpool. He is of Irish descent. He has two younger brothers.
He attended Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school and later went to De La Salle Humanities College. Ever since his childhood, he was a supporter of his local club Everton with whom he signed a contract in 2002.
He is married to his high school sweetheart Coleen. They have one son, Kai. His marriage hit a rocky patch when details regarding his flings with prostitutes emerged, but the couple has since reconciled and is expecting their second child.
He won the The BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2002 for being "touted by many as the most promising English football talent to have surfaced in recent years."
He was adjudged PFA Young Player of the Year for two seasons (2004-05, 2005-06). This award is given annually by Professional Footballers' Association to the best player of the season in English Football who is aged 23 or under.
He has been awarded the England Player of the year Award (2008 and 2009) that is presented by The Football Association to the most outstanding performers of the England national team.
Rooney’s brilliant hat-trick on his debut is certainly one of his best performances. In his first appearance for Manchester United, he scored three goals in a Champions League tie with Fenerbahce in 2004 helping his team to a 6-2 victory.
In the 2006 Champions League final against Wigan Athletic, he scored the opening goal of the match as well as the final goal to guide Manchester United to a 4-0 win. Rooney was named Man of the match for his brilliant performance.
In Manchester United’s Premier League match against Tottenham in 2009, his team was trailing 2-0 at half time. Rooney fought back in the second half by scoring two goals and by assisting in two. His team came back to win the match 5-2.
He scored the winning goal in the semi-final of the 2010 Carling Cup when Manchester United and Manchester City were locked at 3-3 in stoppage time. His goal brought the score to 4-3, thereby enabling his team to win and enter the final.