19 May 2009

10 Facts About Wayne Rooney

Full Name :
Wayne Mark Rooney

Birthday : 24th October 1985

Place of Birth : Croxteth, Liverpool, England

Position : Striker

Wayne Rooney is an amazing forward, however, he is sometimes criticized for his bad temper and him swearing a lot in matches.


1. Manchester United just signed Wayne Rooney before the summer transfer window was closed. When Manchester United signed him, he was 18 and Manchester United gave him an great contract with great clauses

2. Wayne Rooney burst onto the Old Trafford stage in September 2004, netting an unforgettable hat-trick against Fenerbahce on his debut

3. Wayne was only sixteen years old when he first played for Everton againts Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park

4. Rooney became the youngest player to play for England when he earned his first cap in a friendly against Australia on 12 February 2003 at seventeen, the same age in which he also became the youngest player to score an England goal. Arsenal youngster Theo Walcott broke Rooney's appearance record by 36 days in June 2006

5. Rooney met his wife, Coleen Rooney (née McLoughlin), while both were in their final year of secondary school. They married on 12 June 2008 after six years of dating

6. Wayne clocks up 9.70 m/s. And that’s not too far off the pace of a sprinter like Maurice Greene who weighs in at just over 10 m/s

7. Rooney has signed lucrative contracts with Nike, Nokia, Ford, Asda and Coca Cola. His marketing value is estimated at €46 million, making him the third-highest rated football player behind Ronaldinho and David Beckham. As a side note, he is featured on 500 million Coca-Cola cans

8. Rooney’s childhood football hero is former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer

9. Rooney has a cross tattoo on his upper right arm and a Coleen tattoo on his left

10. During a football match, on average Wayne walks for 4,000m, jogs for 4,800m, runs for 1500m, light sprinting for 1000m and 500m sprinting

"I love playing football but I think I am like everyone else, I hate losing and love winning. And if the time comes when I am not disappointed when things are definitely not going right, then that's when people should worry"

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