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The Highs and Lows of Rooney's career

July 10, 2017 01:36 IST

Former England captain Wayne Rooney rejoined his boyhood club Everton on a two-year contract from their Premier League rivals Manchester United on Sunday.

Here is a fact file on the former Manchester United captain

Wayne Rooney celebrates on scoring a goal for Everton in 2002

IMAGE: Wayne Rooney of Everton celebrates scoring their second goal during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Everton and Blackburn Rovers at Goodison Park on December 14, 2002 in Liverpool, England. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

EARLY DAYS

- Born on October 24, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool to Jeanette Marie and Thomas Wayne Rooney.

- Began playing for Liverpool Schoolboys and scored 72 goals in a season, a record which stood till 2010.

EVERTON

- At the age of nine, he played for Copplehouse boys' club before he joined Everton.

- Scored over 100 goals for Under-10s and 11s and moved up to U-19 at the age of 15.

- Led Everton to the FA Youth Cup final in 2002, netting eight goals in the tournament.

- Became the second-youngest first-team player in club history behind Joe Royle when he made his senior debut against Tottenham Hotspur on August 17, 2002.

- Became the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history, five days before his 17th birthday, when he came off the bench to score the match-winner in Everton's 2-1 victory over Arsenal.

 MANCHESTER UNITED

 

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his second goal with teammate Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Champions League Group D match against Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on September 28, 2004

IMAGE: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates his second goal with teammate Ryan Giggs during the UEFA Champions League Group D match against Fenerbahce SK at Old Trafford on September 28, 2004. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

- Rooney arrived at Old Trafford on a six-year deal for a transfer fee of 25.6 million pounds in August, 2004.

- Scored a hat-trick on his United debut in a 6-2 win over Galatasaray in the Champions League.

- Won the PFA young player of the year award after finishing as United's top league scorer in the 2004-05 season with 11 goals.

- Won his first league title with United in 2006-07 season after netting 14 goals.

- Scored 18 goals in a memorable 2007-08 season for United when they lifted the Champions League title after beating Chelsea in the final. They also edged out the London side to lift the Premier League trophy.

- Won third consecutive league title in 2008-09 season

- Finished the 2009-10 season with career-best tally of 34 goals and was rewarded with PFA player of the year award.

- Won two more league titles in 2010-11 and 2012-13.

 Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the team's first goal during their FA Cup 3rd round match against Reading FC at Old Trafford in Manchester

IMAGE: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring the team's first goal during their FA Cup 3rd round match against Reading FC at Old Trafford in Manchester on January 8, 2017. Photograph: Darren Staples Livepic/Reuters

- Was named club captain by manager Louis van Gaal before the start of 2014-15 campaign

- Led the United side to FA Cup victory in May 2016.

- Became only the third player to achieve 100 Premier League assists during United's 3-1 win over Swansea City in November, 2016.

- Surpassed Bobby Charlton to become the club's leading scorer after netting his 250th goal to secure a 1-1 draw at Stoke City in January, 2017.

- Won the Europa League title in May, 2017, beating Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in the final.

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