(born 24 October 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
Rooney made his senior international debut in 2003. He played at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals. He also briefly became the competition's youngest goalscorer. He is frequently selected for the England squad and also featured at the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009. As of March 2011, he has won 70 international caps and scored 26 goals.
Aged nine, Rooney joined the youth team of Everton, for whom he made his professional debut in 2002. He spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. Since then, United have won the Premier League four times, the 2007–08 UEFA Champions League and two League Cups with Rooney in the team. He also holds two runner-up medals from both the Premier League and the Champions League. In 2009-10, Rooney was awarded the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. As of 2011, he is the third highest-paid footballer in the world after Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, with an annual income of €20.7m (£18m) including sponsorship deals
Wayne Rooney’s fantastic (three-quarter) bicycle kick against Man City on Saturday may end up as goal of the year in the Premier League this season, not only for the quality of the strike, but also for its importance—it proved to be the game-winner in a Manchester derby with title implications.
(The EPL has successfully scrubbed it from most of the interwebs, but you can still see it here.)
As great as it was, though, it’s probably not even in the Top 10 for overhead-kick goals in the past two decades. A quick search by the Backpost I-Team turned up several bikes more impressive than Rooney’s self-described “best goal” of his career—including a couple from the unsung ranks of MLS.
London, July 9 : Wayne Rooney's call girl, Helen Wood, did not just attend, but fired up Tory Magazine's the Spectator At Home bash, much to the delight of former editor and London Mayor, Boris Johnson.
Johnson, who arrived at the right-wing magazine's party on his bicycle, partied the night away with the former prostitute at the posh summer do, but seemed to have no idea who she was.
London, July 2: Footballer Wayne Rooney has revealed his new growing locks during his holiday break.
He looked more natural in the new half-inch grown locks that covered the edge of the transplanted patch, reports the Sun.
Rooney was spotted looking quite happy as he relaxed under the sun in the South of France.
London, June 11: Jenny Thompson, who came into the limelight following her sessions with Wayne Rooney, was rushed to hospital after a suspected Valium overdose.
22-year-old Thompson was lying unconscious when 999 crews turned up at her Bolton home.
The vice girl - who had 1,200-pound-a-night romps with the Manchester United ace - supposedly had taken `a bottle' of the drug.