Wayne Rooney is an English professional footballer who currently plays for boyhood and Premier League club Everton. Best known for his footballing exploits at Old Trafford, Rooney has played much of his career as a forward and he has also shown huge versatility in being used in various midfield roles. The record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United, at club level, Wayne Rooney has won every honour available in English, European and Continental football, with the exception of the European Super Cup. Along with former teammate Michael Carrick, Rooney is the only English player to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup. A child prodigy who developed into possibly the greatest striker and goal scorer England has ever produced, Wayne Rooney is a highly sought after personality on the football speaker circuit.
Rooney joined the Everton youth team at the age of 9 before going on to make his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16. Wayne spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United for £25.6 million in the 2004 summer transfer window. During a truly sensational career with United, Rooney won 16 trophies with the club including five Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the coveted Champions League in 2008. Rooney scored 253 goals for Manchester United in all competitions making him their leading goal scorer of all time, with 183 Premier League goals being the most scored by a player for any single club.
Rooney’s 208 Premier League goals make him the Premier League’s second top scorer of all time behind only Alan Shearer. He also has the third-highest number of assists in the Premier League contributing directly to 103 goals. A quite remarkable career at Manchester United certainly is a time that Rooney cherishes and a time he is incredibly proud of often referring to the fundamentals that led to such glory along with the continuous drive and determination required to perform at the highest level. Wayne’s phenomenal footballing credentials and accomplishments make him an incredibly revered football speaker.
Internationally, Rooney made his senior International debut for England in 2003 aged just 17 and in doing so became the youngest player to represent England at the time and went on to become England’s youngest ever goalscorer. Playing at UEFA Euro 2004, Wayne scored four goals, briefly becoming the youngest goalscorer in the history of the European Championship. Rooney has since featured at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and was widely regarded as his country’s best player. Rooney has won the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015. With 53 goals in 119 international caps, Rooney is England’s all-time record goalscorer and second most-capped player, behind Peter Shilton. To go along with the glories that have filled Rooney’s career, controversary has also followed, along with footballing icon David Beckham, Rooney is the most red carded player for England, having been sent off twice. A proud Englishman, Wayne Rooney speaks of the honour of representing his country when he performs as a football speaker.
In 2009–10, Rooney was awarded the PFA Players’ Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. He has won the Premier League Player of the Month award five times, a record only bettered by Steven Gerrard. Rooney also came fifth in the vote for the 2011 FIFA Ballon d’Or and was named in the FIFPro World 11for 2011. Rooney has won the Goal of the Season award by the BBC’s Match of the Day poll on three occasions, with his iconic bicycle kick against rivals Manchester City winning the Premier League Goal of the 20 Seasons award.
Following several successful years, Wayne Rooney’s time at Manchester United came to an end in 2017. In his final season, Rooney won yet another trophy in the form of the UEFA Europa League and also received a commemorative Golden Boot to acknowledge him becoming the club’s all-time leading goal scorer. It was presented by Manchester UnitedLegend, Bobby Charlton whose record Rooney broke. A truly sensational career at United was rewarded with tremendous praise and adulation from both fans and adversaries further emphasising his popularity.
A transfer back to boyhood club, Everton was met with huge enthusiasm and excitement from Merseyside fans as Rooney opted to join Everton to challenge himself turning down hugely lucrative deals from China, USA and Russia. Upon his return, Rooney made an immediate impact however controversary followed once again in what has certainly been a turbulent career off the field having been thrust into the media spotlight from such a young age. Rooney speaks of the pressures and challenges he has endured throughout his career in his work as a football speaker along with details about his return to Everton.
A record breaker and prolific striker for both club and country, Wayne Rooney will forever be remembered and cherished by English football as possibly the greatest striker to ever play for England. Since returning to Everton and nearing the end of his playing career, Rooney has worked as a football pundit appearing on Sky Sports Monday Night Football and gaining huge praise for his footballing analysis and intellect. A current player and wonderful performer, Rooney has a host of tales and anecdotes from a truly magnificent career that has been filled with highs and lows and all transfer into fantastic content in his performances as a football speaker. A future England Hall of Fame inductee and legend, Wayne Rooney is available to hire as a football speaker for any event or function.