Wayne Rooney Net Worth $80.87 Million
This footballer is not only popular for his skills on the pitch. His hair transplant propelled him to fame making him a household name. Wayne Rooney nicknamed Wazza, plays as a forward for the Manchester United team. He started honing his skills in Liverpool Schoolboys where he scored 72 goals in one season.
His sublime skills caught the attention of Bob Pendleton, Everton’s scout and at the age of 9, Rooney signed with Everton. He spent the next several years playing for the club’s youth team. He made his professional debut in 2002. He showed his penchant for scoring after he netted a last minute goal against Arsenal making him the youngest-scorer in the Premier League History.
His on-pitch swagger in 2002 saw BBC give him the Young Sports Personality of The Year award. His football talent continued to shine on the field. He ended his first season with 8 goals. In 2004, Rooney signed with Manchester United for a staggering £25.6 million, a move that was received with hostility from the Everton fans.
Rooney was unfazed by the reaction and continued to make a good impression. In 2006, Rooney netted 2 goals, which led Manchester United to a 4-0 win against Wigan. His football career went a notch higher when he steered United to win four league titles. In 2008, he became the youngest player to play in 200 Premier League games.
The football star has found himself embroiled in controversies. In 2011, he received a two-match ban for swearing in a TV camera after he scored a hat-trick at West Ham. In October 2010, Coca-Cola dropped Rooney from one of their campaigns after allegations of his infidelity surfaced in the media.
Nevertheless, Rooney has still managed to cash-in on several lucrative deals including EA sports, which pays him £237,000 for being the face of the company’s FIFA game. The football star has an estimated net worth of $80.87 million