Rooney scoops Globe Soccer award

Friday 18 November 2022 14:19

Wayne Rooney has been recognised for his stellar footballing career at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai.

The Manchester United legend was one of a number of recipients, as he landed the Player Career prize, along with former Reds team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Brazil centre-forward Romario.

Carlo Ancelotti won Best Coach of the Year, with fellow Real Madrid man Karim Benzema received the individual player trophy, and there were also gongs for Mohamed Salah and Erling Haaland.


After a star-studded gala, Rooney expressed his gratitude for the recognition and posted on social media: "Thanks for a great night, Globe Soccer. Honour to win the career award."

After exploding onto the scene with boyhood club Everton, and illuminating Euro 2004 with England, the striker moved to United and marked his debut with a hat-trick against Fenerbahce in the Champions League.

He would become the club's record goalscorer and also the leading marksman for his country.

Zlatan joined the Reds on a free transfer in 2016 and helped the team win the Community Shield, League Cup and Europa League during his first season.

However, he was injured towards the end of that campaign, and was only able to make five league appearances in the following term.

Ibrahimovic was also honoured with a trophy.

Nonetheless, he is still going strong at Milan and insisted at the ceremony that he has no plans to retire yet, despite turning 41 last month.

"I want to be back on the pitch soon," he said in Dubai. "I feel good. I hope to be back very soon."