Wayne Rooney bio: Age, height, wife, salary, net worth, houses

Wayne Rooney bio: Age, height, wife, salary, net worth, houses

Wayne Rooney is a professional English football player who has played as a forward for much of his career. He moved from the American football club D.C United, which plays in the Major League Soccer, and is currently a player-coach for Derby County.

Wayne Rooney
Wayne Rooney of Derby County during the Sky Bet Championship. Photo: Jon Hobley
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Wayne Rooney is a boyhood Everton fan. He spent a fair share of his career with the Toffees, before moving to Manchester United. He was one of the top goal scorers and led the team to numerous glories in Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney profile summary

  • Full name: Wayne Mark Rooney
  • Date of birth: 24th October 1985
  • Place of birth: Croxteth, Liverpool
  • Wayne Rooney age: 35 years (as of 2020)
  • Nationality: English
  • Ethnicity: Irish
  • Height: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Weight: 83 kg
  • Marital status: Married
  • Spouse: Coleen Rooney
  • Profession: Football player, player-coach
  • Net worth: $170 million

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Rooney was born on 24th October 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool. How old is Wayne Rooney? He is 35 years old as of 2020. He is the son of Jeanette Marie and Thomas Wayne Rooney.

He has two siblings, Graham and John, who are both younger than him. He comes from a family of football players, his brother John Rooney and his cousin Tommy are both players. While growing up, he was a huge fan of Everton. He admired and supported Brazilian striker Ronaldo.

Wayne studied at Our Lady and St Swithin's primary school. Later on, he joined De La Salle School.


Rooney started his football career by making his formal debut in 2002. When he was nine years old, he teamed up with Everton youth squad where he scored 15 goals in 67 appearances.

He played for Liverpool Schoolboys, scoring 72 goals in one season. His senior debut took place on 17th August against Tottenham Hotspur, ending in a 2-2 home draw. He began his professional career with Manchester United in 2004.

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Wayne signed a three and a half year contract with DC United of Major League Soccer where he was given jersey number 9 on 28th June 2018. In October the same year, he was named MSL Player of the Month. He finished his second season at DC United in the MLS before moving to Derby. Here are Wayne Rooney stats:

Attack stats

Wayne Rooney stats
Wayne Rooney during the Carabao Cup match between Derby County and Preston North End. Photo: Jon Hobley
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  • Goals - 208
  • Goals per match - 0.42
  • Headed goals - 21
  • Goals with the right foot - 124
  • Goals with the left foot - 21
  • Penalties scored - 23
  • Freekicks scored - 7
  • Shots - 1237
  • Shots on target - 467
  • Shooting accuracy percentage - 38%
  • Hit woodwork - 29
  • Big chances missed - 54

Team play stats

  • Assists - 103
  • Passes - 14, 693
  • Passes per match - 29.92
  • Big chances created - 65
  • Crosses - 1.083

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Discipline stats

  • Yellow cards - 102
  • Red cards - 3
  • Fouls - 368
  • Offsides- 179
  • Defence stats
  • Tackled - 303
  • Blocked shots - 301
  • Interceptions - 206
  • Clearances - 240
  • Headed clearance - 104


The talented football player has won several awards both as an individual and in a team. They include:


  • 2002 - BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • 2005 - FIFPro Young Player of the Year
  • 2005/06, 2009/10, 2011/12 - PFA Team of the Year member
  • 2006, 2010 - Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year
  • 2008 - FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final
  • 2008 - FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball
  • 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 - Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12): Best Goal
  • 2009/10 - Golden Boot Landmark Award winner
  • 2010 - PFA Players’ Player of the Year
  • 2016 - FWA Footballer of the Year

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In a team

  • 2006, 2010, 2017 - Football League/EFL Cup winner
  • 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016 - FA Community Shield winner
  • 2008 - UEFA Champions League winner
  • 2008 - FIFA Club World Cup winner
  • 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 - Premier League champion
  • 2016 – FA Cup winner
  • 2017 - UEFA Europa League

Wife and kids

Wayne Rooney wife
Wayne Rooney, his wife Coleen Rooney and their children Kit Joseph, Klay, Kai and Cass. Photo: Mike Hewitt
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Wayne Rooney is married to his long term girlfriend, Coleen Rooney. The duo first met while in high school and dated for six years before exchanging their wedding vows on 12th June 2008. The couple held a religious ceremony at the Abbey of Cervara, a converted monastery near Genoa.

Wayne Rooney wife is an English author and TV personality from Liverpool, Merseyside in England. The couple received a whopping 2.5 million pound from Britain's OK magazine for exclusive wedding information and photos.

Wayne and his wife have four sons as follows:

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  • Kai Wayne born on 2nd Nov 2009
  • Kay Anthony born on 21st May 2013
  • Kit Joseph born on 24th Jan 2016
  • Cass Mac born on 15th February 2018

Body measurements

Wayne Rooney height is 5 feet and 9 inches and he weighs 83 kg. His other body measurements are not known to the public.

Wayne Rooney houses

The player and his wife own one of the most expensive and luxurious houses in Cheshire. The house is said to be worth 6 million pounds. However, the duo is gearing up for a bigger house which is currently under construction.

The new house is situated in a 40-acre piece of land, and it is estimated to be around 20 million pounds. Wayne Rooney house will have the following features:

  • A cinema
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Wine cellar
  • Stable areas with 14 horses
  • An orangery
  • Six master en suite bedrooms
  • Six-car garage

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Wayne Rooney salary and net worth

Wayne began his career at a young age and has played for different teams over his career. He has signed numerous contracts that have given him quite a significant amount. He also earns a lot from his annual salary. Wayne Rooney net worth is roughly $170 million and he earns an annual salary of $26 million as of 2020.

Wayne Rooney is one of the most talented footballers in the world. He began his career right from an early age and has grown to be one of the best. He is an inspiration to younger people who would want to become prominent players in future.

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