Saturday 14 December 2019

Wayne Rooney factfile

1985: Born October 24, Liverpool.

2002: August 17 - Makes Premiership debut in Everton's season-opening 2-2 draw at Southampton.

October 1: Scores first goals at senior level with two in 3-0 Worthington Cup win at Wrexham.

October 19: Nets first Premiership goal with stunning late winner as Everton overcome champions Arsenal at Goodison Park.

2003: January 17 - Signs new deal to stay at Everton until the end of 2005-06 season.

February 12: Becomes youngest player to win a full England cap when he appears as a second-half substitute against Australia.

September 6: At 17 years and 317 days, becomes England's youngest goalscorer with equaliser in England's match in Macedonia.

2004: June 24 - Substituted after 27 minutes of Euro 2004 quarter-final against Portugal with what turns out to be a cracked metatarsal. The player had earlier scored four goals in the competition.

August 27: Hands in transfer request to Everton.

August 31: Signs for Manchester United for £27million just over four hours short of the deadline.

September 28: Scores a stunning hat-trick - his first senior treble - in a 6-2 victory over Fenerbahce in the Champions League, on his United debut.

2005: April 24 - On the day he scores a stunning winner against Newcastle, named PFA Young Player of the Year.

2006: February 26 - Scores twice as United beat Wigan 4-0 in Carling Cup final at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium, Rooney's first senior trophy.

April 23: Named PFA Young Player of the Year for the second successive year.

April 29: Carried off during defeat at Chelsea and subsequently ruled out for six weeks with a broken metatarsal - with the World Cup less than six weeks away.

July 1: Sent off in the World Cup quarter-final against Portugal after appearing to stamp on the groin of Ricardo Carvalho and then push Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

July 7: Suspended for two matches following his sending-off against Portugal in the World Cup quarter-final and fined £2,400.

November 25: Signs a two-year extension to his existing United contract in a deal designed to keep him at Old Trafford until 2012.

2007: May 5 - Wins first Premiership winners medal after the Red Devils are confirmed as champions.

2008: November 30 - Scores 100th club goal of his career in Manchester derby.

2009: August 22 - Scores his 100th United goal against Wigan.

2010: Jan 31 - Scores 100th league goal for United against Arsenal.

April 25: Named Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year.

April 30: Named the Football Writers' Association Player of the Year.

June 18: Says "nice to see your home fans boo you" to TV cameras after England's disappointing goalless draw with Algeria at the World Cup. England were knocked out in the second round, with Rooney failing to score in four matches.

September 5: Lurid newspaper allegations over Rooney's private life are printed.

September 10: In a joint statement with wife Colleen, Rooney says "the last six days have been extremely painful for us and for our families", and appeals for privacy.

September 11: United manager Sir Alex Ferguson excuses Rooney from duty at his old club Everton fearing a hostile reception from Toffees fans. United draw 3-3 in his absence.

October 19: Ferguson confirms reports that Rooney has declined a new deal and wants to leave United, also suggesting he had not respected the club.

October 20: Rooney issues a statement confirming his desire to leave: "I met with (chief executive) David Gill last week and he did not give me any of the assurances I was seeking about the future squad".

October 22: Signs a new five-year contract with the club.

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