Former England striker, Wayne Rooney is no doubt one of the best strikers his country has ever produced as he continues to play the game still; it might not be at the highest level, but the former Manchester United hitman is enjoying his game at an England’s second division club, Derby County.
Rooney, who is currently the skipper of Derby County, was born in Croxteth, Liverpool, and grew up in the council house he shared with his parents, Jeanette and Wayne, and his two younger brothers Graham and John.
He eventually fulfilled his dream as a footballer after making his debut for the club he supported, Everton, which he joined at the age of 9.
His rise to stardom started at the age of 16 when he scored a spectacular last-minute winner to put an end to Arsenal’s unbeaten 30 game run and emerged as the Premier League’s youngest goalscorer in the process.
As they say, the rest, let’s take a cursory look at Rooney’s current salary and that of the clubs he had played for, his net worth, laurels amongst other things.
Rooney’s transfer record
After showing the stuff he is made of with Everton, he was snapped up by Manchester United in August 2004 for 30 million pounds which was a world record transfer fee for a teenager.
He won many laurels with the Red Devils which include five English Premier League trophies, Carling Cup, FA Cup, and a UEFA Champions League trophy.
Rooney, who has also captained Manchester United and England at some point in his career broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s record to become England’s all-time leading goalscorer in September 2015. Two years later, he also broke another of Sir Bobby’s records to become record goalscorer for Manchester United before returning to his boyhood club, Everton in July 2017 at the age of 31.
On his return to the Goodison Park after 13 years relationship with Manchester United, Rooney finished as Everton’s highest goalscorer in the 2017/18 season with 11 goals in all competitions.
He left a year later for MLS side D.C. United and began another next chapter in his career. He played only the last half of the season and emerged the club’s top goalscorer and was part of the MLS Team of the Year.
Now 34, Rooney currently plies his trade with Derby County, where he performs a dual role as player-coach.
Rooney’s Net worth
According to information gotten from research, Rooney has around £100 million ($130m) as net worth based on his career earnings so far.
After leaving Everton for D.C, United in North America’s MLS, Rooney became one of the best-paid players in the country.
According to reports, Rooney earned a basic wage of £250,000 a week at Manchester United which was later increased to £300,000 after the value of his commercial rights was reviewed.
After a lack of playing time and age factors later in Old Trafford, he couldn’t enjoy the privilege again as he chose to move to Everton and took a pay cut in search of first-team football. At Goodison Park, Rooney was earning about £150,000 weekly.
When he moved to the MLS with D.C United, Rooney was earning $3.5m (£2.6m) a year, translating to around $70,000 a week.
The Sun also reported that he is earning a similar amount currently at Derby County.