How old is Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Mark Rooney was born in 1985 in Liverpool, England. The footballer of Irish descent grew up in the Croxteth district and attended the Catholic school De La Salle Humanities. Rooney has two brothers (John and Graeme). His sporting career began in 1995 when he signed a youth player contract with Everton FC. Seven years later he was appointed to the team's professional squad and made his debut in the Premier League, the British equivalent of the Bundesliga. Wayne Rooney became known nationwide in October 2002 with the 2-1 winning goal in the game against the undefeated league leaders Arsenal.

At that time he was able to mark the title of "Youngest scorer in Premier League history" in his profile and is now third behind James Milner and James Vaughan. As a result, Rooney received the BBC's "Sports Young Personality of the Year" award. In August 2004, the exceptional talent signed a contract with Manchester United. The club reportedly paid £ 32million for it, marking the second-highest transfer in England's football history. The investment paid off by the 2006/2007 season. After that, Rooney didn't score a single goal in the first ten competitive games, which among other things fueled speculation about a lack of fitness. In the end, he scored 23 goals and Manchester United became champions - the criticism was quickly forgotten.

Wayne Rooney has been with the UK national team since February 2003. He remains the youngest player to ever score for the national team. This achievement he succeeded in 2003 in the game against Macedonia. Rooney played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, but could not prevent the failure of the British team at both tournaments.