It was reported earlier this year that Wayne Rooney signed a £300,000 per week contract with Manchester United. Breaking down Wayne Rooney’s salary, we could say that Rooney works, on average, 5 days a week (5-7 days during the season, but with time off the summer), working 8 hours a day In reality, Wayne may work more than this with international duty and sponsorship duties, etc, but for Rooney’s £300,000 a week basic salary, I think it is fair to say that 40 hours a week is not selling him short (excuse the pun).
Based on these figures, Wayne Rooney gets a salary equal to £7,500 per hour. The slideshow above shows how much Rooney earns compared to footballers from the past, start in other sports, celebrities and, most depressingly, you and me!
* Wages of former football stars have been adjusted for inflation at 5% per year
** Sol Campbell was the highest paid footballer in 2001
*** Kevin Keegan was the highest paid footballer in 1971
**** Chris Sutton was the highest paid footballer in 1994
Also, enjoy this amusing “emergency appeal” parody for Rooney:
However, Rooney obviously wasn’t happy with us questioning his wages, so did this to prove his worth. Touché Wayne, touché: