An English professional athlete, Wayne Mark Rooney, is the record goalscorer for the England national team, and so is for the football club Manchester United. He now plays for Major League Soccer club D.C. United. Foward was the position Rooney played for the most of his career, but playing in different midfield roles wasn’t strange to him. Rooney is one of the richest soccer players in the world with his net worth estimated up to $160 million.
On 24th October, 1985, in Croxteth, Liverpool, Wayne Mark Rooney was brought into this world. His parents, Jeanette Marie and Thomas Wayne Rooney, brought him up as a Roman Catholic. Wayne has two younger brothers, Graham and John. All three of them went to Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school and Da La Salle School. Brazilian football player Ronaldo was someone Rooney looked up to.
In 2004 Wayne Rooney made his soccer debut playing for Manchester United. He was pretty successful player at the very beginning of his career, he even scored twice in his team’s 4-0 win in the final game, over Wigan Athletic, after just two years of playing for Manchester United. That season he had a total score of 18 goals.
With 200 appearances he has become one of the youngest players in the history. First time he scored four goals in one match was in 2010, against Hull City. During his play for Manchester United, he was one of the most valuable players for the team. His scores brought win to the team many times.
During his career he won many awards, but here are some of most important ones:
• BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year (2002) – Won
• International Debut for England (2003)
• FIFPro World Young Player of the Year (2005) – Won
• MLS Best XI (2018) – Won
“Part of my preparation is I go and ask the kit man what color we’re wearing – if it’s red top, white shorts, white socks or black socks. Then I lie in bed the night before the game and visualize myself scoring goals or doing well.” – Wayne Rooney
“You’re trying to put yourself in that moment and trying to prepare yourself, to have a ‘memory before the game. I don’t know if you’d call it visualizing or dreaming, but I’ve always done it, my whole life”. – Wayne Rooney“I’ve learned that it is important not to go over the top with aggression, because then either you are going to miss a lot of games, or you are not going to be concentrating on the game you are playing.” – Wayne Rooney
“When famous people come up to you it’s a bit weird, but it’s an honor, really, when they recognize you and want to chat to you for a bit.” – Wayne Rooney
“There are many ways to grow football-wise. You go slow or are pushed to go faster, otherwise, you get left behind. For me, there would be trouble in stopping learning.” – Wayne Rooney
“For me, Scholesy’s the best footballer England has produced in my time. The way he controlled games, passed the ball, saw things that other players didn’t see; it was a pleasure to play with him and United was lucky to have him for so long.” – Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney’s Rules for Success:
1. Use Past And Your Lows To Improve
„You can learn more from the lows than the highs. The highs are great but the lows make you really look at things in a different way and want to improve. Every player will have both in their careers and I have, but what you get is that experience which is so important to perform at your best.“
2. Don’t Wait For Perfect
„Perfect partners don’t exist. Perfect conditions exist for a limited time in which partnerships express themselves best.“
3. Be A Role Model
„Becoming a dad means you have to be a role model for your son and be someone he can look up to.“
With so many won awards and having influence on numerous future generations of great football players, Wayne Rooney is considered to be one of the best football players of all time.
His net worth is estimated up to $160 million.
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