How rich is Wayne Rooney?
Wayne Rooney has already set many records in his football career. The former superstar from England belongs with one estimated fortune of 145 million euros among the richest footballers in the world. Only Ronaldo, Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic stand in front of him. Most of his fortune comes from the high-paying deal with Manchester United. He was part of the team until summer 2017. He made a whole week 300,000 pounds sterling, which corresponds to an annual salary of 18 million euros.
By switching back to Everton, it is estimated that he earned only 9 million euros per season. In addition, he is also a regular advertising medium for two large campaigns at Samsung and Nike. The contract signed in 2006 with the HarpersCollins publisher over 5 books earned him an advance of 5.78 million euros plus license rights. So far, three books have been published.
The move to MLS Team DC United in the current 2018 season should be the crowning glory of his career. His personal brand will continue to grow even though he only earned around 3.5 million US dollars and bring in many more lucrative advertising deals in the United States. In the summer of 2019 it was announced that Rooney is leaving the MLS after two seasons and will take over the position of player-coach at the English second division club Derby County in January 2020. The salary of around 3 million euros / season remains the same. On January 15th, 2021, he hung up his soccer shoes and was promoted to head coach.
First contract with 10 – Everton FC
Rooney is arguably one of the most club-scattered players in the world. He has only played in two clubs in his long career. In 1995 he signed with Everton FC at the age of 10. Here he also set his first records as a player. At the age of 16 he made his debut in the club’s professional squad and his first game in the Premier League. A week before his 17th birthday, he scored the goal against Arsenal that made him known nationwide. So he was at that moment youngest scorer in Premier League history. At the same time he became interesting for the advertising industry and signed his first contracts. A new idol for England’s youth was born. In the summer of 2017, the superstar found his way back to his hometown club.
Rooney, Manchester United and the national team
Big clubs became aware of the new star and it wasn’t long before Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United coach and manager, made an offer. On August 31, 2004, Rooney signed his first contract with ManU and at only 19 years of age, its popularity and market value increased.
At the same time he was called up to the national team and at the age of 17 was the youngest player to score in England’s team when he played against Australia. When he wore the captain’s armband for the first time at the age of 21 against FC Copenhagen, he was the youngest captain in the club’s history. With his club he has already won five English championships. He wants to tackle the world championship title, which he still lacks in his success statistics, in 2014. And here he only needs it few goals to reach Sir Bobby Charlton’s 1968 record on England’s top scorer list.
(In) suitable as an advertising medium?
It’s hard to say what Rooney has made since he started his career. But just as much flair he has for a scoring chance on the football field, he also proves in the conclusion of advertising deals. In his professional career, he has been in front of the camera for campaigns from Nike, Nokia, Asda, Ford, Samsung and Coca Cola, among others. His Market value in the advertising industry is estimated at £ 46 millionwhich makes him the third most expensive advertising vehicle behind Ronaldinho and David Beckham. However, he often stands in his own way with his rowdy attacks. In 2011, for example, he lost his £ 600,000 advertising contract with Coca Cola because, according to the company, he did not fit into the family-friendly image.
The Rooney family with a sense for business
Rooney invested his money well. His properties include a 4.63 million euro villa in Cheshire, a 5.8 million euro property in Barbados, a 370,000 euro apartment in Florida and a luxury apartment in Dubai. His parents live in West Derby in a house that the player bought for € 462,590. In addition to his job as a footballer, he is also a managing director or in a leading position more than ten companies and is involved in various projects together with some of his teammates. His wife Coleen also contributes to the Rooney family fortune. This also demonstrates great skill in dealing with the media and the advertising industry. She took the photo rights to the wedding in 2008 with her 1.5 million euros pay. She also received 1.5 million euros for an advertising campaign with Nike for sports casual wear. She herself works as a fashion columnist and presenter and, in addition to her own perfume series, has also brought various style books onto the market.
From bully to gentleman
A few months before the soccer World Cup and after the contract extension, Rooney has once again come into the limelight. In 2013 his second son was also born. He was able to successfully fight against his bad image. There have been no noteworthy scandals around the Manchester United player recently, which will certainly increase his advertising value and thus his bank account.
Wayne Rooney’s cars
- Bentley Continental GTC
- Range Rover Overfinch
- Aston Martin Vanquish
- Audi RS6
- 2004 Cadillac Escalade
- BMW X5
- Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
- Range Rover Overfinch
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