BY CHRISTOPHER MUTUKU | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wayne Rooney (above) retired from playing football and has been appointed as the official Derby County manager on permanent deal.
Rooney, 36, leaves behind a staggering record of achievements as a player.
He is the Manchester United’s all time leading scorer with a whopping 253 goals in 559 matches across all competions.
Rooney is also the highest Englishman scoring in the Champions League, having netted 30 goals.
The former striker holds the record of most Premier League goals in one club, 183, and most away goals in the Premier League history with 90 goals.
He’s England’s all-time leading scorer with 53 goals and also the youngest English player to feature in a World Cup qualifying match at 17 years and 156 days.
Rooney, who enjoyed his career under Sir Alex Fergusson, has won 16 trophies which include 5 Premier Leagues, 4 Community Shields, 3 English League Cup, 1 FA, 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 Fifa Club World Cup with the Red Devils and 14 individual awards.
Rooney started his youthful career at Liverpool Schoolboys and Copplehouse Boys. He featured in Everton youth from 1996-2002 and joined the senior team till 2004 when he joined Manchester United.
He played at Old Trafford until 2017. He then joined Everton where he played for one year and before joining D.C United.
In 2020, he joined Championship side Derby County where he played 30 matches scoring 6 goals until he was appointed as manager on permanent deal and announced his retirement.
Wayne Rooney has left a remarkable record which cements him as one of the most prolific attackers to have played in the Premier League.