Wayne Rooney is one of the greatest English footballers and here is all about his net worth and more.
|Net Worth (2020)||$120million|
|Date of Birth||24 October, 1985|
|Current club||Derby County|
The net worth of Wayne Rooney in 2020 is estimated to be $120million.
The Englishman enjoyed lucrative deals throughout his career at clubs like Manchester United, DC United, Derby County and Everton.
He is believed to be the highest-paid Manchester United player until Paul Pogba joined their ranks.
The MLS Player Association website indicates that Rooney earned $3.5million annually at DC United. That means he was earning in the region of $70,000 a week.
It’s expected that his current contract at Derby County shells out a similar salary.
Wayne Rooney married his highschool sweetheart Coleen in 2008 while he was playing at Manchester United.
The couple have 4 kids, Kai Wayne born in 2009, Klay Anthony, born in 2013, and Kit Joseph, born in 2016.
In 2018, Rooney’s wife announced the birth of their fourth son Cass Mac Rooney.
Rooney has a tattoo of his favourite band’s album on his arm. Just “Enough Education to Perform” who performed at the English player’s wedding.
Rooney’s younger brother, John, is also a professional footballer who plays for Barrow. His cousin, Tommy Rooney is a professional footballer as well.
Rooney rose through the ranks of the Everton youth team from the age of 9. He made his first senior appearance for the club in 2002 at the age of 16.
Rooney spent two seasons at the Merseyside club, before moving to Manchester United in 2004.
He stayed at Old Trafford until 2017 and went back to his former club, Everton for a season. Scoring 10 goals from 31 appearances he had a decent season at Merseyside.
After that, Rooney moved to the MLS outfit DC United for the 2018-19 season. However, Rooney currently plays for Derby County in the Championship.
At Manchester United, Wayne Rooney won 16 trophies and became the only English player, alongside then-teammate Michael Carrick, to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.
In entirety, during both his stints at Manchester United and Everton, he scored 253 goals in all competitions. With 183 Premier League goals at Manchester United 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, with 103.
Rooney made his senior international debut for England in 2003 at the age of 17. He is England’s youngest ever goalscorer when he scored against Australia.
Rooney also featured at UEFA Euro 2004 and scored four goals, becoming the then youngest goalscorer in the history of the Championship.
Rooney has featured at the 2006, 2010, and 2014 World Cups but wasn’t able to make an impact for the national team in the global stage. However, during all these World Cups the Englishman was against a race against his injury to get fit for playing.
He has won the England Player of the Year award four times, in 2008, 2009, 2014, and 2015. With 53 goals from 120 international appearances, Rooney is England’s highest goal scorer and is the second most-capped player.
Sponsorships and Endorsements
Rooney has a number of sponsorship deals with Nokia Coca-Cola Adidas and FIFA which see him earning a very lucrative sponsorship deal every year.
He is the most marketable English football player only behind David Beckham. In 2006, he signed the most expensive book deal for a footballer with HarperCollins for $10million in advance.
Rooney has his own foundation, named the “Wayne Rooney Foundation” which helps in uplifting vulnerable children in England and providing them with scholarships. He has also been the brand ambassador for Manchester United’s Charitable Wing for more than a decade.
Rooney and his wife also supported over 200 families in the English town of Shrewsbury by providing them meals during the 2007-08 global recession.