Wayne Rooney, a world-renowned English professional footballer, started his football career in 2002 with Everton. Rooney went on to serve as the captain of the national team of England as well as the world-renowned football club, Manchester United. He retired from the national team in 2017 and moved to Everton in the summer of the same year.
Wayne Rooney is mostly noted for his excellent football skills and doggedness which saw him emerge as the highest goal scorer of all time at Manchester United, winning him legendary status on the football field and winning to his side, millions of fans and followers around the world.
The English professional footballer who currently plays for Everton has is worth about $160 million.
Wayne Rooney Age – The Early Days of His Life
Born to an Irish descent on 24 October 1985 as Wayne Marik Rooney in Croxteth, Liverpool, England, he became interested in football from an early age and started playing for local clubs when he was only nine years old. Rooney played extensively as a junior player in his childhood with his international breakthrough coming in 2002 when he played for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur.
Rooney left Everton to team up with Manchester United for a deal of £25.6 million in 2004 and his career was transformed. When Rooney signed the contract with Manchester United, it was the highest amount paid to any player below the age of twenty.
Wayne Rooney has been a part of many reputed games and competitions including four European Championship and three World Cups. He was an important player of Manchester United starting his career in 2004 and netted two hundred and thirty times for the team. Rooney has also scored a total of forty-eight goals being a part of the national team of England.
For his great contribution in the field of football till now, he has garnered a lot of individual awards and titles including a “Golden Boy Award” in 2004, three titles of England Player of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2014 as well as “FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball” in 2008 and Players’ Best Player Award in 2010. He has won five Premiership titles, one Champions League, one Europa League, one FA Cups and two league cups.
Salary, Networth, House and Car Collections
This prolific player has not only made a successful career out of his passion on the pitch, he has made so much in his bank. Wayne currently counts his assets at an astounding $160 million and with this much of money in his hands; Rooney is leading quite a grand life.
He is the owner of a huge mansion in Cheshire, England which is worth $17.83 million – not surprising for someone whose annual salary is $13 million.
But, Rooney’s lavishes do not end here; he has also managed to collect many luxurious vehicles which he likes to flaunt in the smooth roads of England. His collection includes a Bentley Continental GTC, a Range Rover Overfinch, an Ashton Marin Vanquish and much more which any multi-millionaire would love to add to his garage.
Peeking into Rooney’s personal life, he got married to his high school sweetheart, Coleen Rooney in 2008. She is also a mother to their three kids. Rooney has been a great player and perhaps a great family man who has managed to overcome many allegations of infidelity in his life, he has also battled bad press following countless drink-drive charges. This notwithstanding, he is involved in many charities and organizations in the UK and beyond.
Wayne Rooney’s Hair
Rooney is naturally bald but he isn’t taking that, as he has undergone two hair transplants, including the 35 thousand pounds (46,300 dollars) hair transplant in Harley Street Clinic.
In June 2016, Daily Mail quoted Dr Shahmalak, a hair loss expert who spoke on Channel 4 series “Embarrassing Bodies”. Shahmalak expressed that Rooney needs two more hair transplants in mid-scalp and around his crown to have the head full of hair.
Quick Facts about the Footballer
Full Name: Wayne Mark Rooney
Profession: Professional footballer
Height: 5ft 10 in
Weight: 83 kg
Date of Birth: October 24, 1985
Place of Birth: Croxteth, Liverpool, England
Education: De La Salle Humanities
Marital status: Married to Coleen Rooney
Astrological sign: Scorpion