A world class striker who embodies the competitive spirit. Look up ‘British Bulldog’ in the dictionary and you’ll see a picture of the England talisman smiling, or snarling, back at you.
Why he's so special
From netbusters to tap-ins, a consistent scorer for club and country. Rooney’s infectious appetite galvanizes team-mates and worries opponents.
His brilliant Goal of the Season in the 2011 Manchester derby. Watch it here.
- Born: 24th October 1985 (Age: 28)
- Club: Manchester United
- Nickname: Wazza
He said it
“I just hate losing and that gives you an extra determination to work harder.”
What they're saying about him
“Wayne is truly blessed. He doesn’t just have ability, he has a fire inside him.” — Sir Alex Ferguson on Rooney’s desire and motivation.
- Fearless competitor. Brave and strong in the challenge - tireless worker, good passing skills & a lethal finisher.
- A tendency to let his emotions boil over. Was red-carded at the 2006 World Cup for stamping on a Portuguese opponent.
He has had 2 hair transplants at a top London clinic even though he’s only 28 years old.