June 28, 2018 / 3:52 PM / 10 months ago

FACTBOX-Soccer-DC United striker Wayne Rooney

June 28 (Reuters) - Factbox on former England captain Wayne Rooney following his move from Everton to Major League Soccer club DC United.


- Born on Oct. 24, 1985 in Liverpool.

- Began playing for Liverpool Schoolboys and scored 72 goals in a season, a record which stood till 2010.


- At the age of nine, he played for Copplehouse boys’ club before he joined Everton.

- Scored over 100 goals for Under-10s and 11s and moved up to U-19 at the age of 15.

- Led Everton to the FA Youth Cup final in 2002, netting eight goals in the tournament.

- Became the second-youngest first-team player in club history behind Joe Royle when he made his senior debut against Tottenham Hotspur on Aug. 17, 2002.

- Became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history, five days before his 17th birthday, when he scored the match-winner in Everton’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal.


- Rooney arrived at Old Trafford on a six-year deal for a transfer fee of 25.6 million pounds in August, 2004.

- Scored a hat-trick on his United debut in a 6-2 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League.

- Won the PFA young player of the year award after finishing as United’s top league scorer in the 2004-05 season with 11 goals.

- Won his first league title with United in 2006-07 season after netting 14 goals.

- Scored 18 goals in a memorable 2007-08 season for United when they lifted the Champions League title after beating Chelsea in the final. They also edged out the London side to lift the Premier League trophy.

- Won third consecutive league title in 2008-09 season.

- Finished the 2009-10 season with career-best tally of 34 goals and was rewarded with PFA player of the year award.

- Won two more league titles in 2010-11 and 2012-13.

- Was named club captain by manager Louis van Gaal before the start of 2014-15 campaign

- Led the United side to FA Cup victory in May 2016.

- Became only the third player to achieve 100 Premier League assists during United’s 3-1 win over Swansea City in November, 2016.

- Surpassed Bobby Charlton to become the club’s leading scorer with his 250th goal in a 1-1 draw at Stoke City in January, 2017.

- Won the Europa League title in 2017, beating Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in the final.

- Scored 253 goals for United in 559 appearances.


- Re-joined Everton on July 9, 2017.

- His 10 league goals in the 2017-18 season made him only the second player to reach the 200 mark in the competition after Alan Shearer.

- Became the Premier League’s third highest all-time assist provider with 103, behind Ryan Giggs (162) and Cesc Fabregas (111).

- Scored against 36 of the 39 opponents he has faced in the Premier League, the exceptions being former club Manchester United, Blackpool and Derby County.

- Only three players have scored against more Premier League teams than Rooney - Alan Shearer, Andy Cole and Frank Lampard.


- Earned his first cap against Australia in 2003 at 17 years and 111 days to become the youngest player to play for the national side.

- Named in UEFA’s team of the tournament after scoring four goals in four games at the 2004 European Championship.

- Took over as England captain under manager Roy Hodgson in August, 2014.

- Broke Charlton’s England goalscoring record with his 50th international goal from a penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifying fixture against Switzerland in 2015.

- Became England’s most-capped outfield player with his 116th appearance in a 1-0 win over Slovakia in September, 2016.

- Retired from international football in August 2017 after scoring a record 53 goals in 119 appearances. (Reporting by Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; editing by David Stamp)

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