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English footballer; Also plays for Manchester United

  • Wayne Mark Rooney is an English footballer.
  • He was born on October 24,1985.
  • He is of Irish descent and was brought up as a Roman Catholic.
  • At 17, he is the youngest player to play for England when he earned his first cap. He also became the youngest player to score an England goal.
  • His first tournament action was at Euro 2004, in which he became the youngest scorer in competition history on 17 June 2004, when he scored twice against Switzerland.
  • He plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester United and the England national team.
  • He was 9 years old when he joined the youth team of Everton.
  • He made his professional debut in 2002.
  • With an annual income of €20.7m (£18m) including sponsorship deal, he is the third highest paid footballer.
  • He made the lone goal in the match against Ukraine in Group D match of 2012 UEFA European Football Championship. He made a goal in the penalties against Italy in the quarter-finals stage.
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