Wayne Rooney is an English forward who plays for Manchester United and England and he is most notably known for being one of the most prolific goal scorers in the past decade of Premier League football. Rooney has helped his club to win five Premier Leagues, one UEFA Champions League, two League Cups and he has won several prestigious awards including the 2011 FIFPro World XI and two England Player of the Year awards. Rooney's Manchester United shirt has been the best seller in recent seasons along with team mates Robin van Persie's.
Wayne Mark Rooney was born on October 24th 1985, in Liverpool where he grew up in the eastern area of Croxteth as a fan of local team Everton. At the European Championships in Portugal 2004 Rooney scored four goals as he led England's attack, but injured his foot in the knock out stages against Portugal in a game England would go on to lose.
In October 2002 Wayne Rooney became the youngest scorer of a goal in Premiership history (since surpassed) when he was just sixteen years old, playing for hometown Everton, that days goal helped end Arsenal's 30 game unbeaten stretch. He went on to win the BBC Young Sports Personality Award in December that year. When making his debut for England in February 2003 at just seventeen Rooney was the youngest player ever to pull on an England shirt, colleague Theo Walcott has since broken that record. Rooney is his nations youngest ever goal scorer when he was just 17 years and 317 days old.
Rooney started his career with Everton where he signed his first professional contract, he moved to Manchester United in a 31 million pound deal on deadline day August 31st 2004. That fee is the 2nd highest ever between English clubs. Wayne started his career in a Manchester United shirt with a hat-trick in the UEFA Champions League against Fenerbahce. Rooney won the 2005 FIFPro Young Player of the Year and the 2005 & 2006 PFA Young Player of the Year awards.