Wayne Rooney is en route towards earning legendary status at Manchester United. The English striker moved to Old Trafford from Everton in 2004. He has time and again proved to be worth more than the $41 million United initially shelled out for his services.
He scored his 200th goal for Manchester United in September 2013. In 2014, he was given the captain’s armband to lead the England national team. As of September 2014, he has earned 97 international caps and has scored 41 goals along the way. Every year, the man regularly makes his appearance on the list of highest paid footballers.
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Listed below is Wayne Rooney’s salary history
Wayne Rooney Annual Salary in 2014 excluding bonuses = $18.4 million
Wayne Rooney Annual Salary in 2013 excluding bonuses = $18.1 million
Wayne Rooney Annual Salary in 2012 excluding bonuses = $17.8 million
Lucrative sponsorship deals have always followed Wayne Rooney throughout his career. Some of the companies Wayne has been affiliated with include Nike, Ford, Asda, Coca-Cola, and Electronic Arts etc. HarperCollins and Wayne Rooney joined hands in March 2006 to be a part of the largest sports book deal in history. Rooney was reportedly paid $8 million and royalties for the release of at least 5 books. With the amount of money Rooney has in the bank, it is easy for him to pick up expensive habits. He has splashed the cash on a Bentley Continental GTC, Aston Martin Vanquish, Audi RS6, and Range Rover Overfinch etc. The luxury vehicles have alone cost him almost a million dollars; it is certainly a small price to pay for someone like Rooney.
Listed below are his earnings from sponsorship deals
Earnings from sponsorship deals in 2014 = $5 million
Earnings from sponsorship deals in 2013 = $3 million
Earnings from sponsorship deals in 2012 = $6.5 million
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