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Wayne Rooney Profile

Personal Information

Full Name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Date of Birth: October 24, 1985
Place of Birth: Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Height: 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Position: Forward / Midfielder

Early Life and Youth Career
Youth Clubs:
– Liverpool Schoolboys
– Everton (joined the Everton youth team at the age of 9)

Professional Career
1. Everton (2002-2004)
Debut: Made his first-team debut at the age of 16 in August 2002.
Notable Moment: Scored his first Premier League goal against Arsenal, becoming the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history at the time.
Appearances: 67
Goals: 15

2. Manchester United (2004-2017)
Transfer: Moved to Manchester United in 2004 for £25.6 million, making him the world’s most expensive teenager at the time.
– 5 Premier League titles
– 1 UEFA Champions League title (2007-2008)
– 1 FA Cup
– 3 League Cups
– 1 FIFA Club World Cup
Individual Honors:
– PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2009-2010)
– FWA Footballer of the Year (2009-2010)
– Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer with 253 goals
Appearances: 559
Goals: 253

3. Return to Everton (2017-2018)
Appearances: 40
Goals: 11

4. DC United (2018-2019)
MLS Impact: Helped rejuvenate the team’s performance and reached the MLS Playoffs.
Appearances: 48
Goals: 23

5. Derby County (2019-2021)
Roles: Player and later player-manager
Transition to Management: Became Derby County’s permanent manager in January 2021
Appearances: 35
Goals: 7

International Career
England National Team (2003-2018)
Caps: 120
Goals: 53 (England’s all-time leading goalscorer)
Debut: At age 17, making him the youngest player to play for England at the time.
– Represented England in three World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014)
– Three UEFA European Championships (2004, 2012, 2016)

Managerial Career
Derby County (2020-2022)
– Stepped up as a manager during a challenging period for the club, demonstrating strong leadership despite financial difficulties and potential relegation threats.

DC United (2022-2023)
– Appointed as head coach, bringing his experience and footballing philosophy to the MLS.

Birmingham City (2023-2024)
– On 2 January 2024, Rooney was sacked by the club after winning just twice in 15 matches, leaving Birmingham in 20th position.

Plymouth Argyle (2024-present)
– On 25 May 2024, Rooney was appointed manager of EFL Championship club Plymouth Argyle on a three-year contract

Playing Style and Legacy
Playing Style:
– Known for his versatility, work rate, and vision on the field.
– Effective as both a forward and a midfielder, showcasing a powerful shot, creativity, and leadership qualities.

– Considered one of the greatest English footballers of his generation.
– Renowned for his commitment, passion, and record-breaking achievements both at club and international levels.

Off the Pitch
Personal Life:
– Married to Coleen Rooney with whom he has four sons.
– Involved in various charitable activities and has established the Wayne Rooney Foundation.

Media and Public Perception:
– Known for his fiery temperament on the pitch, Rooney has had a storied career with highs and lows, often in the media spotlight.
– Authored several autobiographies detailing his life and career.

Wayne Rooney’s impact on football is profound, both as a prolific player and as a budding manager, influencing the game with his tactical acumen and competitive spirit.