More than ten Cool And Interesting Facts About Wayne Mark Rooney. Rooney was born on 24th October 1985. An outstanding English footballer who plays from the renowned club Manchester United has great diversified playing skills. While mostly he plays as a forward but he has also been seen playing in various midfield positions too. On the other hand, in international matches he is the Captain of England national team. He had an option to represent the Republic of Ireland due to her Irish grandmother but he went for England rejecting this option stating about him “English through and through”.
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Wayne Mark Rooney Interesting Facts
Let us go through some cool and interesting facts about Wayne Rooney.
- Then Youngest Player to represent England
A very interesting fact about Wayne is that, he was quite young when he made his debut in international games from England. At a young age of 17, he was in the field wearing English jersey with the will to defeat the opponent team. He held the record of being the youngest player to represent England which was later broken by Theo Walcott.
- England’s Youngest ever Goal Scorer
An amazing fact about Mark Rooney is that, in addition to being then the youngest player to represent England he is also the youngest player to score from England in an international match.
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- UEFA’s Youngest Goal Scorer
Another amazing fact about him is that, while playing in UEFA Euro 2004 he scored four goals, and hence became the youngest goal scorer in the history of the European Championship.
- Four times winner of England Player of the Year Award
A very cool fact about Wayne Mark Rooney is that, he has been playing so tremendously that, not once, not twice, not even thrice instead he was declared to be England’s Player of the Year Award four times. He won this award in two consecutive years of 2008, 2009 and in 2014 and 2015.
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- England’s All time record Goal Scorer and 2nd most capped player for England
Another very outstanding fact about him is that, with 53 goals and 118 international caps, he is England’s all-time record goal scorer and not limited to this, he is also the second most-capped player for his national side.
- Most red carded player for England
Despite of having all honourable facts on his side, he holds a notorious fact too for England. He is the most red carded player for England having been sent off twice. He levels this record with another great England player and Captain David Beckham. Lets read Interesting Fun Facts about Beckham‘s life.
- PFA Players’ Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year
Another impressive fact about him is that, In 2009–10, Rooney was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. Rooney has won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times.
- Childhood Football Star – Eighth Fact about Wayne Mark Rooney
Rooney started playing at a very early age of for Liverpool Schoolboys and managed to get 72 goals on his name in one season. This was the highest goal scored record until May 2010. Later at the age of 9, he represented Copplehouse Boy’s club and scored 99 goals in the final season. He was then picked up by Everton where in the 1995 – 96 season, he scored 114 goals in 29 games fur under -10s and 11’s. He was playing under-19s when he was merely at the age of 15.
- Broke Arsenal’s unbeaten run of 30 matches
Arsenal is one of the finest clubs and they have a strong reputation of winning matches. They also hold an achievement of winning matches in a row. After winning 30 consecutive matches they were playing against the team of Rooney. In a very exciting finish, he managed to score a list minute goal against Arsenal thus ending their unbeaten run of 30 matches.
- Highest fee ever received by a player Under 20 years
A very interesting fact about him is that he was picked up by the famous Manchester United club due to his great performance. Manchester United offered him a deal worth £25.6 million. It was the highest fee ever paid for a player under 20 years old. Sir Alex Ferguson, then manager of United, said that “There were plenty of eyebrows raised” when he persuaded the club’s board of directors to consider Rooney for this amount.
- Youngest Player to score a hat-trick in UEFA Champion League
Another very interesting fact about him is that, he was given 8 number jersey and in his debut match for the club he scored a hat-trick making his team going for an easy victory against the opponent team in UEFA Champion League. This hat – trick also made him the youngest player ever to score a hat – trick in UEFA Champion League match. He was merely 18 years and 335 days old at that time.
- PFA Young Player of the Year Award
Another amazing fact about him is that, his season with Manchester United was great. Though the club didn’t win the trophy but he had a splendid season. Rooney became Manchester United’s top league scorer with 11 goals and was awarded PFA Young Player of the Year Award.
- 3rd Manchester United Player to score 100 Premier League goals
Another very cool fact about him comes from his Manchester United Club, he is ranked third player in the club to reach the landmark of scoring 100 goals in Premier League behind Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.
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- Nicknamed Wazza
A personal fact about him is that he has been nicknamed as “Wazza” (a reference to former England international Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne, who was also a gifted player troubled by off-field issues). He was given this nickname because of his intelligent and smart display of game as a teenager. He continued to display his outstanding tactics and plan surprising his opponent teams.
- He is a boxer
Another interesting and unknown personal fact about him is that, in addition to Everton, Rooney also supports Celtic. He is also a keen supporter of the Leeds Rhinos Rugby League Club. He is originally a boxer and for stress relief often goes for boxing.
- 5th highest paid player in the world
Another very cool fact about him is that, he is fifth highest paid player in the world with an annual income of US$32.6 million. He occupies this post after the top position holder Lionel Messi and second slot holder David backham. Rooney is the brand ambassador of Nike, (he is the face of their T90 Laser IV boots), Nokia, Ford, Asda, and Coca-Cola. He appeared on six consecutive UK-version covers of Electronic Arts’ FIFA series from FIFA 06 (2005) to FIFA 12 (2011). It was later announced that jerseys carring Rooney’s name and number were the best selling sports product. There were sold between 1.2 million and 1.5 million.
- 1st Premier League Footballer to have ten million followers
Another very cool fact about him is that, he reached ten million followers on the social media networking site Twitter making him 1st Premier League Footballer to reach this landmark. Further to this, Rooney is the fifth most-followed footballer and sixth most-followed sportsperson globally on Twitter. In terms of top UK Twitter individuals, Rooney ranked at number 9 in October 2014.
- Honours and titles
Lets us share some fascinating facts about the honours and titles Wayne Mark Rooney has for himself. On the club level from Manchester United he won 5 Premier League titles (2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13), 1 FA Cup (2015–16), 2 Football League Cups (2005–06, 2009–10), 4 FA Community Shields (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016), 1 UEFA Champions League (2007–08) and 1 FIFA Club World Cup (2008). While individually he has titles that include 1 UEFA European Under-17 Championship Golden Player (2002), 1 PFA Players’ Player of the Year (2009–10), 2 PFA Young Player of the Year (2004–05, 2005–06), 2 PFA Fans’ Player of the Year (2005–06, 2009–10), 3 PFA Premier League Team of the Year (2005–06, 2009–10, 2011–12), 1 FWA Footballer of the Year (2009–10), 2 Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year (2005–06, 2009–10), 1 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year (2002), 1 Bravo Award (2003), 1 Golden Boy Award (2004), 1 UEFA Euro 2004 Team of the Tournament, 1 FIFPro Young Player of the Year (2004–05), 1 Premier League Player of the Season (2009–10), 5 Premier League Player of the Month (February 2005, December 2005, March 2006, October 2007, January 2010), 4 England Player of the Year (2008, 2009, 2014, 2015), 1 FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final (2008), 1 FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball (2008), 1 FIFA FIFPro World XI (2011), Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12), Best Goal (vs. Manchester City, 12 February 2011).