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Wayne Rooney Net Worth and Biography (2021)



What is Wayne Rooney’s net worth today?

Net Worth:$170 Million
Age:35 years
Born:June 24, 1987
Country of Origin:England
Source of Wealth:Professional Soccer Player
Last Updated:2021


Wayne Rooney is a British international football player.

The forwarder is a childhood fan of the Premier league club – Everton FC, and has made a fair share of appearance for the toffees.

However, the English star man sits among the best player in Manchester United – having won laurels with them across (almost all) competitions.

The British is usually adopted in attacking midfield role but nevertheless, he can play as a leading striker or winger (as the case may be).

As of 2021, Wayne Rooney’s net worth is approximately $170 million, making him one of the richest soccer players in the world.

Wayne Rooney Personal Life

Rooney’s Children

Wayne Rooney was born on 24th October, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool in United Kingdom (UK).

The football attacker is the legitimate son of Jeanette Marie and Thomas Wayne Rooney.

In his family, (Rooney’s) brother, John and cousin, Tommy are footballers.

More so, he has two (younger) siblings; Graham and John.

The striker admired and was inspired (Role modeled) by the great Brazilian forwarder, Ronaldo.

The former Manchester United player studied at “Our Lady and St Swithin’s primary school,” before moving to De La Salle School.

The iconic football player is married to Coleen McLoughli.

The union has produced 4 sons which are, Kai – 2009, Klay – 2013, Cass – 2018 and Kit – 2016.

He is also an author of books such as “My Decade in the Premier League” (2012), “The Official Wayne Rooney Annual” (2006), “My Story So Far”(2006), and “The Way It Is” in (2009).

Wayne Rooney sued The Sun and the News of the World (Journalism Enterprise) for claiming that he battered his spouse.

The news outlets further went on to claim that Wayne had received a token of £100,000 for the (subsequent) damages inflicted.

More so, the popular British figure was sued again (in 2006) by (at then) Everton manager, “David Moyes.”

According to reports, reason was that the attacking soccer player has made some offensive claims in one of his books – “My Story So Far.”

Nevertheless, two (2) years later, the case was settled at a fine of £500,000.

Also, the soccer player was caught and arrested for drink driving (in 2017) and was fined £170. He lost his driving rights (for 2 years) and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service)

Wayne Rooney Parentage

Wayne Rooney grew up with his parents (Father: Thomas, Mother: Jeanette) together with his brother, Graham in a Roman Catholic household.

When young Wayne was in his youthful stage, he played soccer for Kirkdale junior league, Liverpool Schoolboys, and Copplehouse boys’ club.

Having shone in the game, he was recruited by Everton FC youth team at the age of 9.

Apparently, he made his first international appearance in football at the age of 16 for Everton and subsequently bagged the award for the “BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year” in 2002.

Professional Career

Wayne Rooney was signed from Everton to Manchester United at a reported transfer fee of £25.6 million (in 2004).

On his first debut with the club, in a champion league game, he became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in the competition and subsequently went on to score and assist more goals in that campaign.

In January 2017, the British soccer star scored his 250th goal for Manchester United – becoming the first player to do so in the club’s history.

Eventually, He left Manchester United for Everton (again) on a 2-year contract in 2017.

The Englishman later moved to Major League Soccer (MLS) side, D.C United and went on to captain after the space of three (3) games.

At D.C United, he was won the MVP award in 2018.

However, the forwarder signed for English side, Derby County as both a manager and player (Player-Coach).

Wayne Rooney Net Worth

As of 2021, Wayne Rooney’s net worth is approximately $170 million, making him one of the richest soccer players in the world.

His annual salary is $26 million and moreover, he earned $30 million on salary and endorsements in DC United.

He had endorsement deals with the following Brands: Ford, Nokia, Nike and Coca-Cola.

Honours and Awards

  • 2002 – BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year
  • 2003 – Bravo Award
  • 2004 – Golden Boy Award
  • 2005 – FIFPro Young Player of the Year
  • 2005/06, 2009/10, 2011/12 – PFA Team of the Year member
  • 2006, 2010 – Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year
  • 2008 – FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final
  • 2008 – FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball
  • 2009, 2010 – FWA Footballer of the Year
  • 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015 – Premier League 20 Seasons Awards (1992–93 to 2011–12): Best Goal
  • 2009/10 – Golden Boot Landmark Award winner
  • 2010 – PFA Players’ Player of the Year
  • 2016 – FWA Footballer of the Year
  • 2018 – D.C. United Golden Boot Winner
  • 2006, 2010, 2017 – Football League/EFL Cup winner
  • 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016 – FA Community Shield winner
  • 2008 – UEFA Champions League winner
  • 2008 – FIFA Club World Cup winner
  • 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013 – Premier League champion
  • 2016 – FA Cup winner
  • 2017 – UEFA Europa League

Wayne Rooney net worth and Biography – On-Pitch statistics

  • Headed goals – 21
  • Penalties scored – 23
  • Freekicks scored – 7
  • Shooting accuracy percentage – 38%
  • Hit woodwork – 29
  • Big chances missed – 54
  • Assists – 103
  • Big chances created – 65
  • Yellow cards – 102
  • Red cards – 3
  • Fouls – 368
  • Offsides- 179


Wayne Rooney is one the best English player in the world of football.

He has achieved quite a lot, both in the national team and his club career.

Also, he is one of the iconic players in Manchester United who played under the guidance of the great Alex Ferguson alongside other soccer talents like Christiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs, Paul schooles, Nani, Carlos Tevez among several others.

What do you think of him and what are your thoughts concerning his ball pattern?

Let’s hear from you.

Princewill Ubaha is an electrical engineer by profession, a content writer by perspiration, and an Akwa Ibomite by birth. He always believed that the habit of persistence is the habit of victory.

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