NAME: Wayne Mark Rooney
OCCUPATION: Soccer Player
BIRTH DATE: October 24, 1985
PLACE OF BIRTH: Croxteth, England
PLAYING FOR TEAMS: England, Manchester United
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Wayne Rooney is a Premier League soccer superstar. He's the youngest goal scorer and the youngest to play in 200 games in the league's history.
Despite a disappointing World Cup in South Africa, Rooney is still undoubtedly viewed as one of the best players in the world. The Manchester United striker has been firmly in the spotlight since first breaking into the England side aged 17 and has the potential to stay at the top of the game for years to come.
Having worked his way through the Everton academy, a 16-year-old Rooney shot to the world's attention with a stunning goal against Arsenal in 2002 and showed skill beyond his years before Manchester United signed him for around £30 million after the 2004 European Championships - in which he had played a starring role.
The powerful frontman made an immediate impact with a hat-trick on his debut - a Champions League victory over Fenerbache in September 2004 - and went on to help United to three straight Premier League titles between 2006-2009, while also collecting numerous personal awards.