Wayne Rooney was born on October 24, 1985 in Croxteth, Liverpool. He was a big fan of football at a very young age and supported his local club Everton. He began playing for Liverpool Schoolboys and impressed one and all by scoring goals in heaps. He was soon spotted by Everton scout Bob Pendleton.
Rooney joined Everton at the age of nine and scored 114 goals in 29 games for the Everton Under-11 team. By the age of 15 he was selected to the Everton U-19 team. In 2002, he went on to score eight goals in eight matches on route to the FA Youth Cup final.