25 Facts About Wayne Rooney

Written by: Luke Ward
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Last updated: April 7, 2021

Did you know that Wayne Rooney built his career and success without getting any GCSE's?

Wayne Rooney Facts

Wayne Rooney is a talented English footballer who has achieved many awards and records over the past years, check out these top facts here!

Wayne Mark Rooney was born on October 24, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, England.

His parents are Thomas Wayne and Jeanette Marie Rooney. He has two younger brothers called Graham and John.

Wayne was brought up as a Roman Catholic with his younger brothers.

Rooney attended Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school and the De La Salle Humanities College.

Rooney met Coleen at secondary school, they got married on June 12, 2008, after dating for six years.

On November 2, 2009, Coleen gave birth to a son named Kai Wayne Rooney.

Rooney grew up supporting his local club, Everton.

Wayne was sixteen years old when he first played for Everton.

In addition to Everton, Rooney also supports Celtic.

In 2003, Wayne Rooney became the youngest player to ever represent England.

He is England’s youngest ever goalscorer.

Before Rooney moved to Manchester United for £25.6 million in summer 2004, he spent two seasons at the Merseyside club.

On October 4, 2008, in an away win over Blackburn Rovers, Rooney became the youngest player in league history to make 200 appearances.

In 2008 & 2009, he won the England Player of the Year award.

In June 2011, he visited the Harley Street Hair Clinic to have a hair transplant.

In April 2012, Rooney scored his 180th goal – which made him United’s fourth-highest goal-scorer of all time.

As of October 2012, he has won 78 international caps and scored 32 goals.

Throughout Rooney’s first season, he had the number 18 on his shirt.

He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award a total of five times, which is a record he shares with Steven Gerrard.

Rooney is the third highest-paid footballer in the world! Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the other two.

On March 18, 2012, Wayne Rooney accidentally broke 9-year-old fan Jamie Thomas’s wrist with a stray shot. Rooney wasn’t aware of the incident at the time, but has apologized to the schoolboy.

On Average, Rooney runs around 11.82km during a match and his feet touch the ball 90 times in one game.

He read all the Harry Potter books and is a fan.

Wayne Rooney did not achieve a single GCSE.

Rooney has a tattoo of the words “Just Enough Education to Perform”, the title of an album by the Stereophonics – Rooney’s favorite band.

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  1. Studio7group June 28, 2013

    nice reading, some funny facts, no wonder about 24 =D