Birthday Boy The British Hitman
How would one describe him ? The top scorer of England or the red devils ? The man who made scoring an easy game, whose ‘bicycle kick’ is bookmarked in all football fans. He is the phenomenal Wayne Ronney. Today is his 33rd Birthday. And here is what one need to know about his life.
Early Life :
Wayne Rooney was born as the eldest son of Thomas Wayne Rooney and his wife Jeanette Marie in Liverpool. He is of Irish descent. He has two younger brothers.
He attended Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school and later went to De La Salle Humanities College. Ever since his childhood, he was a supporter of his local club Everton with whom he signed a contract in 2002.
Club Career :
Rooney made his professional debut with Everton in August 2002. Two months later, he showed his penchant for scoring and coming up big in important games when he became the youngest-ever goal scorer in Premier League history. The goal put Rooney in the record books, and the last-minute score steered the team to a victory over Arsenal, which had come into the contest sporting a 30-game unbeaten streak. In 2002 Rooney captured the BBC Sports Young Personality of the Year award. He scored 15 times in 67 matches there.
Despite his earlier affinity for his local pro club, in 2004 Rooney signed on with Manchester United after his new team paid Everton a transfer fee of roughly $48 million. The move was seen as treason by Everton fans, and when he later returned to play against his old club, he was roundly booed by his former supporters.
Rooney, however, expressed no regrets about the change, and neither did United. In the 2006 Football League Cup, the quick-tempered playmaker, whom the team would make captain that year, scored twice to lead his club to a 4-0 win over Wigan Athletic in the final. Over the next five seasons, Rooney steered United to four Premier League titles. He also helped his club win the 2008 UEFA Champions League and scored the winning goal in the 2008 FIFA Club World Cup.
In 2008, Rooney became the youngest player ever to play in 200 Premier League games. The following season he became just the 20th player in team history to score more than 100 goals for the franchise. Named 2010 PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year, Rooney needed only to help England achieve significant World Cup success to cement his status as an international icon. He was the top scorer with 183 goals in the history of red devils. In 2004, after the departure of vidic, he was assigned the captain also.
After much speculation over the previous few months, it was confirmed on 9 July 2017 that Rooney would return to his boyhood club, Everton, on a two-year contract, after Manchester United allowed him to leave on a free transfer. Rooney was assigned the number 10 shirt for the 2017–18 campaign.] He made his first official appearance on his return to the club in a 1–0 win over MFK Ružomberok in the UEFA Europa League.
International Career :
Rooney was eligible to represent the Republic of Ireland. through an Irish grandmother. In 2015, he confirmed that he had rejected an approach from Ireland at the age of 16, describing himself as “English through and through”.
Rooney became the youngest player to play for England when he earned his first cap in a friendly defeat against Australia at the Boleyn Ground on 12 February 2003 at 17 years. He represented his team in U-15, U-17, U-19 and the senior team scoring 136 times yet.
He has played major tournaments like world cup : 2006, 2010 and 2014. Euro : 2012 and 2016 yet.
Playing Style :
Rooney is a creative, energetic forward who combines technical skill with strength and physicality, while also excelling in the air despite his lack of height. He is a versatile attacker, capable of playing anywhere along the front line.
Due to his precocious displays as a teenager, Wayne Rooney was given the nicknames “Wazza” (a reference to former England international Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne, who was also a gifted player troubled by off-field issues), “The Wonder Boy”, and “The White Pelé”.
He is married to his high school sweetheart Coleen. They have one son, Kai. His marriage hit a rocky patch when details regarding his flings with prostitutes emerged, but the couple has since reconciled and is expecting their second child.
Premier League (5): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13
FA Cup: 2015–16
Football League Cup(3): 2005–06, 2009–10, 2016–17
FA Community Shield (4): 2007 2010, 2011, 2016
UEFA Champions League: 2007–08
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
FIFA Club World Cup: 2008
UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player(1): 2002
PFA Players’ Player of the Year(1): 2009–10
PFA Young Player of the Year (2): 2004–05, 2005–06
PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2): 2005–06,] 2009–10
PFA Premier League Team of the Year (3): 2005–06, 2009–10, 2011–12
FWA Footballer of the Year (1): 2009–10
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (2): 2005–06, 2009–10
BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year (1): 2002
Bravo Award (1): 2003
Golden Boy Award (1): 2004
UEFA Euro 2004 Team of the Tournament
FIFPro Young Player of the Year (1): 2004–05
Premier League Player of the Season (1): 2009-10
Premier League Player of the Month (5): February 2005, December 2005, March 2006, October 2007, January 2010
England Player of the Year (4): 2008, ]2009,] 2014,] 2015
FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final (1): 2008
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (1): 2008
FIFA FIFPro World XI (1): 2011
Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12): Best Goal (vs. Manchester City, 12 February 2011)
World XI 4th team: 2013
FIFPro World XI 5th team: 2014, 2015
All-time top scorer of Manchester United
All-time top scorer of the England national football team.
He is only the fourth player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick in consecutive games.
He has a tattoo of the words “Just Enough Education to Perform”, the title of an album by his favourite band.
He suffers from hair loss problems and has had two hair transplants so far.He is notorious for his on-field temper and has been red carded twice.
He is one of the fantastic player of the era and a miles to go for him.
Happy Birthday wazza !