Wayne Rooney Career Stats: Total Career Analysis 1996-2024

Wayne Rooney is a famous football player. He scored the second most goals for the England football team. He used to be the head coach for D.C. United until 2022. In 2023, he started coaching Birmingham City.

Rooney played 120 games for England and scored 53 goals, making him the second-top scorer until 2023. He played in three World and European Championships with the national team. He also played 559 times for Manchester United, where he won five English championship titles, the national Super Cup, the League Cup four times each, and the FA Cup, Champions League, and Europa League once each. Rooney was the team captain for both the national team and his clubs at times.

Now, let’s look at some important numbers from Wayne Rooney’s career, such as goals, assists, games played, the teams he played for, and the titles he won.

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goals and Assists

In his career, Wayne Rooney scored a total of 366 goals and made 191 assists in 884 matches across all competitions.

Manchester United 253559145
Everton FC 281178
D.C. United 255214
Derby County 7353
Total Club312764 170

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goal and Assists With Everton (2002–2004) and 2017–2018

Rooney started his football journey by signing a youth player contract with Everton FC in 1995. He joined the professional squad in April 2002 and made his Premier League debut against Tottenham on August 17 of the same year. One of his notable moments came on October 19, 2002, when he scored the winning goal against Arsenal, who were undefeated in 30 games at that time. This made him the youngest goalscorer in Premier League history, a record he now holds the third position for, behind James Milner and James Vaughan.

Europa League13
Europa League Qualifying41
Premier League25987
FA Cup5
EFL Cup27

In recognition of his achievements, he received the BBC Sports Young Personality of the Year award that season.

After spending 13 years with Manchester United, Rooney returned to his youth club, Everton FC. He signed a two-year contract with them. In his second appearance during the 2017/18 season, he scored his 200th goal in the Premier League against Manchester City. At that time, only the record goalscorer Alan Shearer had achieved this milestone before him. Throughout his time with Everton, Rooney scored 28 goals and provided 8 assists in 117 appearances.

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goal and Assists With Manchester United (2004–2017)

On August 31, 2004, Wayne Rooney signed with Manchester United for a transfer fee of £31 million, making it the second most expensive transfer in England’s history at that time, after Rio Ferdinand’s transfer in 2002.

UEFA Champions League308521
UEFA Super Cup1
Europa League13
Europa League Qualifying41
Premier League25987
Community Shield152
FA Cup22407
EFL Cup5204

Rooney made his debut for Manchester United on September 28, 2004, in the UEFA Champions League against Fenerbahçe Istanbul, scoring a hat-trick in a 6-2 victory. Initially playing more on the side, he later moved to the middle following criticism from experts and fans about the team’s performance. He won his first title in 2006 when Manchester United secured the League Cup against Wigan Athletic, and Rooney was named Man of the Match.

On October 17, 2006, Rooney became captain for the first time in a Champions League match against FC Copenhagen, making him the club’s youngest captain at the time. He extended his contract in November 2006, and in October 2010, he signed a new contract until 2015 despite expressing a desire to leave two days earlier. Rooney scored his 200th goal for United on September 17, 2013, in a Champions League game against Bayer 04 Leverkusen. He signed a new contract until the summer of 2019 in February 2014, earning around £85 million over the next five years.

On January 21, 2017, Rooney scored his 250th goal for Manchester United with a free kick in the 94th minute against Stoke City, surpassing Bobby Charlton as the club’s record goalscorer after 47 years. Throughout his career with Manchester United, Rooney faced challenges such as injuries and goal droughts but continued to achieve significant milestones and contribute to the team’s success.

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goal and Assists With D.C. United (2018–2019)

On July 10, 2018, Wayne Rooney made a move to the United States to join DC United in the middle of the ongoing 2018 MLS season. He signed with the MLS franchise from Washington, DC, and his contract was set to run until December 31, 2021, under the designation of a “designated player.”

During the regular season, Rooney played in 20 games and scored twelve goals. Additionally, he participated in one playoff match, where unfortunately his team was eliminated on penalties against the Columbus Crew in the knockout round (first round). Rooney himself missed his penalty in that game. In total, he scored 25 goals and provided 14 assists in 52 appearances for DC United.

Major League Soccer234813
US Open Cup22 1
MLS Cup Playoffs2

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goal and Assists With Derby County (2020–2021)

After finishing the season in the USA, Wayne Rooney returned to England. He signed a contract with Derby County, a second-division club, which was set to run until June 30, 2021, with an option for an additional year. He also took on a role as part of head coach Phillip Cocu’s staff. On matchday 26, Rooney served as the team captain in his first full-season competitive game, helping Derby County secure a victory against Barnsley FC.

Following that, Rooney played in 29 more league games and five matches in national cup competitions, contributing seven goals. Unfortunately, in October 2020, he had to take a break from playing for two weeks due to a COVID-19 infection. However, from the end of November onwards, he didn’t play any more games for the team as he took over the coaching responsibilities on an interim basis from Cocu.

In mid-January 2021, the club announced that Rooney would be concluding his playing career, and he was appointed as the permanent head coach of the first team. Throughout his time with Derby County, Rooney scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists in a total of 35 appearances.

FA Cup14
EFL Cup1

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goal and Assists With National Team England (2003–2018)

Rooney has Irish roots, so he could have played for the Irish national team. In 2002, the coach of the Scottish national team, Berti Vogts, wanted Rooney to join because his grandmother was Scottish. But Rooney made it clear he only wanted to play for England.

Rooney made his debut for the England national team on February 12, 2003, against Australia, becoming the youngest player ever for England. He scored his first goal for England against Macedonia in 2003, making him the youngest goal-scorer in England’s history.

In the 2004 European Championships, Rooney became the youngest player to score a goal in the tournament. He got injured in the quarter-final against Portugal, and England was eliminated on penalties. Despite this, Rooney was part of the Euro 2004 All-Star team and was England’s top goal-scorer.

Rooney broke his metatarsal bone in 2006, just before the World Cup. He used an oxygen tent, like David Beckham did before, to recover quickly. He played in the World Cup but got sent off in the quarter-final against Portugal, receiving a ban and a fine.

The 2010 World Cup ended early for Rooney and England with a defeat against Germany in the round of 16. Rooney didn’t score and didn’t perform at his best.

In 2012, Rooney was initially banned from the group stage of the European Championships but successfully appealed, reducing the ban to the first two games.

Rooney scored his first goal in the 2014 World Cup against Uruguay but couldn’t prevent England from being eliminated in the group stage. In 2014, he became the captain of the England national team.

On November 15, 2014, Rooney made his 100th international appearance, becoming the youngest English player to reach this milestone.

In 2015, Rooney scored his 50th goal for England, becoming the all-time leading goal-scorer. He retired from international football on August 23, 2017, after playing his last match in November 2016.

Rooney briefly returned to the national team for a farewell game on November 15, 2018, playing his 120th and final international match in a friendly against the USA. He scored 53 goals in 120 matches, making him England’s second-highest goal-scorer after Harry Kane.

International Friendlies16465
UEFA Euro Qualifying14276
World Cup Qualification16268
World Cup1111

Wayne Rooney Career Stats Goals With England Youth Team (2000–2003)

Youth TeamGoalsAppAge
England U19116 years 11 months 16 days
England U18
England U17712
England U1624
England U15

Wayne Rooney Titles

Competition (Team)No. of Titles
(Manchester United)
Premier League5
FA Cup1
EFL Cup3
FA Community Shield4
UEFA Champions League1
UEFA Europa League1
FIFA Club World Cup1

Wayne Rooney Records And Other Data:

How Many Goals Has Wayne Rooney Scored From Direct Free Kicks?

Wayne Rooney scored a total of 14 goals directly from free kicks during his professional career.

TeamDirect Free Kicks
Manchester United7
D.C. United4
Derby County3

How Many Goals Has Wayne Rooney Scored From The Penalty Spot?

According to Transfermarkt, Wayne Rooney scored 48 goals from penalty kicks during his professional career. However, he also missed 13 penalty kicks. This gives him a penalty conversion rate of 77.4%.

TeamPenalty Goals
Derby County3
D.C. United8
Everton FC3
Manchester United27

How Many Assists/Goals Has Wayne Rooney Provided?

Wayne Rooney provided 191 assists throughout his professional career.

Manchester United 559145
Everton FC 1178
D.C. United 5214
Derby County 353
Total Club764 170

How Many hat tricks have Wayne Rooney scored throughout his Career?

Wayne Rooney scored 9 hat-tricks in his professional career.

What is Wayne Rooney’s Scoring Record in a Season?

Wayne Rooney scored the most goals in one season during 2011–12. He made 34 goals in 43 games for Manchester United.

Premier League2734
Champions League24
Europa League33
Community Shield1
FA Cup21

How Many Times Has Wayne Rooney Won the Ballon d’Or?

Wayne Rooney has never won the Ballon d’Or award.

How Many times has Wayne Rooney won the Golden Boot throughout his Career?

Wayne Rooney has not won the Golden Boot award.

Wayne Rooney Individual Awards:

PFA Players’ Player of the Year1x 2009–10
PFA Young Player of the Year2x 2004–05, 2005–06
PFA Fans’ Player of the Year2x 2005–06, 2009–10
FWA Footballer of the Year1x 2009–10
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year2x 2005–06, 2009–10
Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year1x 2009–10
BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year1x 2002
Bravo Award1x 2003
Golden Boy Award1x 2004
UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament1x 2004
FIFPro Young Player of the Year1x 2004–05
Premier League Hall of Fame1x 2022
Premier League Player of the Season1x 2009–10
Most assists in the Premier League1x 2006–07
England Senior Men’s Player of the Year4x 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015
FIFA Club World Cup Most Valuable Player of the Final1x 2008
FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball1x 2008
FIFA FIFPro World XI1x 2011
FIFA FIFPro World XI 4th team1x 2013
FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team2x 2014, 2015
Alan Hardaker Trophy1x 2006
Premier League Goal of the Month1x November 2017
FWA Tribute Award1x 2017
MLS Player of the Month1x October 2018
MLS Best XI1x 2018
D.C. United MVP1x 2018
D.C. United Golden Boot Winner1x 2018
MLS All-Star1x 2019
MLS All-Star Coach1x 2023
Globe Soccer Awards Player Career Award1x 2022
Source: Wikipedia

Wayne Rooney’s Career As a Manager

Derby County

After taking over as the interim head coach for Derby County on the 14th matchday of the 2020/21 season, Wayne Rooney was later appointed as the permanent coach before the end of the 24th matchday. He signed a contract until June 2023. At that time, the team was tied on points with Sheffield Wednesday in the 22nd position, which meant direct relegation. In the end, Rooney and the team secured a spot just above the relegation zone, benefitting from a point deduction against Sheffield Wednesday.

In September 2021, Derby County faced financial difficulties and had to declare bankruptcy, resulting in a deduction of 21 points. By the end of the 2021/22 second division season, the club found itself in second-to-last place in the table, seven points behind the non-relegation positions, leading to relegation to the English third division for the first time since 1986. With no investor taking over the club in the subsequent weeks, Rooney resigned from his position as head coach on June 24, 2022. Derby County faced challenges with only five professional players under contract a month before the start of the season due to a transfer ban.

Stats As Manager:

Appointed20/21 (Jan 15, 2021)
In charge until21/22 (Jun 24, 2022)
Days in charge525 Days
Players used47
Win %28.2
D.C. United

On July 12, 2022, Wayne Rooney was announced as the head coach for his former club, D.C. United, which plays in Major League Soccer (MLS). He took over from the outgoing manager Hernán Losada and signed a contract until the end of the 2023 season.

Rooney’s coaching debut with D.C. United was a victory, with his team winning 2–1 at home against Orlando City on July 31, 2022. However, despite picking up 9 points from the last 14 games of the season, his team finished last in the Eastern Conference.

Following the conclusion of the 2023 regular season on October 8, Rooney and the club mutually agreed to part ways. This decision came after D.C. United failed to qualify for the playoffs for a second consecutive season.

Appointed22/23 (Jul 12, 2022)
In charge until23/24 (Oct 8, 2023)
Days in charge453 Days
Players used43
Win %26.4
Birmingham City

On October 11, 2023, Wayne Rooney returned to English football as he was named the manager of Birmingham City, a club in the EFL Championship. He signed a three-and-a-half-year contract.

In his debut match ten days later, his team lost 1–0 to Middlesbrough, which is managed by his former Manchester United and England teammate Michael Carrick.

Wayne Rooney is upset because he was fired by Birmingham City after only 83 days as the manager. He is unhappy about not being given enough time in the job.

Appointed23/24 (Oct 11, 2023)
In charge until23/24 (Jan 2, 2024)
Days in charge83 Days
Players used24

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