Wayne named England captain
Roy Hodgson names Wayne as England captain
Wayne Rooney was born in Croxteth, Liverpool. He was brought up in the council house he shared with his parents Jeanette and Wayne, and his two younger brothers Graham and John. Like any other boy in his city it was always Wayne’s dream to become a footballer. At the age of 9 he joined the academy of the club he supported, Everton.
Aged just 16, Wayne announced himself to the world when he scored a spectacular last minute winner to end Arsenal’s unbeaten 30 game run and becoming the Premier League’s youngest goalscorer in the process. Wayne signed for Manchester United in August 2004, it was a world record transfer fee for a teenager.
He has since gone on to become a global superstar, winning a number of titles with Manchester United and also becoming a leading player for his country.