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Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney
Squad No: 0
D.o.B: 24/10/1985
Birthplace: Liverpool
Height: 5'10
Weight: 12.04st
Appearances: 48 (29)
Goals: 17

Wayne Rooney progressed through the Academy ranks and went from schoolboy to superstar in just 12 months.

The Croxteth-born striker, weighed in with eight goals in as many games during the Blues' FA Youth Cup run in 2002 and was an unused substitute when Everton defeated Southampton 1-0 in April of that year, receiving a tremendous ovation from the fans as he warmed up that day - an indication of his high regard.

He made his debut on the opening day of the 2002/03 campaign against Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park, and then became Everton's youngest ever goalscorer when he netted against Wrexham in the Worthington Cup.

His first Premier League strike will never be forgotten - a dipping 25-yard shot against Arsenal at Goodison on 19 October 2002, five days before his 17th birthday!

Wayne became the youngest-ever England international in February 2003 when he came on as a substitute against Australia at Upton Park.

He then became the youngest player to ever score for the Three Lions with a goal against Macedonia in September 2003 at the tender age of 17 years and 317 days.

In August 2004, Manchester United paid £30 million - a world-record fee for a teenager - to acquire his services. Since then, he has won Premier League, Champions League and League Cup titles with the Old Trafford outfit.

In 2010, Wayne was named both the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year.

Career Stats - Wayne Rooney

League FA Cup League Cup Europe Total
Season App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls. App. Gls.
2002-2003 14 (19) 6 1 0 2 (1) 2 0 0 17 (20) 8
2003-2004 26 (8) 9 3 0 2 (1) 0 0 0 31 (9) 9
Total 40 (27) 15 4 0 4 (2) 2 0 0 48 (29) 17
Please note, not all competitions are listed on this page. In some cases, this may result in a discrepancy between the displayed totals for appearances and goals.

Club From To App. Gls.
Everton 17/08/2002 15/05/2004 48 (29) 17


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