By: Evan McDonald
Wayne Mark Rooney was born on October 24th 1985 in Liverpool. He is the star striker for the national soccer team of England, and he also plays for the club Manchester United. He scores goals quite often and is well known for his power, pace and agility. He is also very passionate and puts his all in everything that he does. With these tools Wayne Rooney has the potential to become one of the greatest soccer players of his time.
Rooney was the first child of three from is parents Thomas Wayne and Jeannette Marie Rooney. His was raised in Croxteth with his two brothers Graeme and John. All three brothers went to De La Salle School Community College. When Rooney was young his favorite club was Everton and his childhood hero was Duncan Fergunson.
After being the best in his school at soccer he was signed on to the club Everton when he was only ten years old but on special terms. He was part of the Everton youth squad and excelled as a star on the team. Since Rooney was under 17 at the time he couldn’t be under a full contract so he was playing for about 80 dollars a week. On October 19th 2002 Rooney played a match against reigning champions Arsenal and scored the game winning goal to end there winning streak. After performing such a courageous feat Rooney was then named the BBC Sports Young Personality of the year in 2002. With the popularity of the hot young soccer player in England swarming Rooney was later drafted to the club Manchester United at the age of nineteen. In his first season Rooney was the teams top league scorer with 11 goals and acquired the PFA Young Player of the Year Award. In September 2005 Rooney was in a UEFA champion’s league to face Villarreal which ended in a drawl. Rooney earned his first trophy in the 2006 League Cup in a win over Wigan Athletic in the final. After this great accomplishment he was later sent to an Amsterdam Tournament...
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