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Wayne Rooney

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Wayne Rooney

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At the age of 16 Wayne Rooney announced himself to the Premiership as a top prospect - hitting a stunning goal against Arsenal to earn a famous victory for Everton in the last minute.

Nicknamed "Roonaldo", he ended 2002 as BBC Young Sportsperson of the Year, a remarkable achievement for a player who had been unknown only a few months earlier. 2003 started even more spectacularly when he received his first call-up for England.

However, Toffees manager David Moyes has been keen to shield him from burn-out and has ensured that he has not been overused or overexposed in the media.

He became England's youngest-ever player when he came on at half-time against Australia, and his performance at Euro 2004 were exceptional. With Newcastle United bidding for Rooney in August 2004, Man Utd joined the chase and signed the Scouser on Tuesday 31st August (transfer deadline day) for a sum that could cost the Old Trafford club up to £30 million. 

Date of Birth: 24/10/1985
Place of Birth: Liverpool
Nationality: English
Club: Manchester United
 OfficialPlayerSites.com: 9 articles
Robbie Elliott: Another four years to wait - 04/07/2006
Robbie's thought's on England's exit More
Lewis Hunt: Last minute lapses - 03/09/2004
Lewis looks back at the frustration of conceeding last minute goals but hopes for an improvement in the forthcoming game against Rushden and Diamonds. More
Gavin Peacock: Euro 2004 - hope for the future - 09/07/2004
Gavin looks at the impact of Rooney's injury and offers hope for the future... More
Robbie Elliott: Too much hype for Rooney - 23/06/2004
Robbie, encouraged by England's form, worries that the media hype surrounding Wayne Rooney is all too much More
John Beresford: England can go all the way - 09/06/2004
Just before Bez jumps on a plane bound for Singapore, we get his thougths on England's chances. More


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