Wayne Rooney Has Expensive Hair Transplant, Then Shaves Head!

Some men have more hair than others, while others are follicularly-challenged. Many men shaving their heads and many men are stricken with baldness. It’s often a mental battle with the mind than a genuine concern for most people. After all, even bald men have wives, girlfriends, and partners, who don’t really care if they’re bald or not, have a beard or shaved.

WayneRooneyFor Wayne Rooney, he decided that being bald wasn’t making him happy, despite being an attractive footballer. He underwent over $20,000 to $30,000 of hair transplants. That’s $30,600 to $460,000 in US dollars! But since he’s a successful football player for Manchester United, one of the most popular football teams in the world (that’s soccer for Americans), he can afford it.
Wayne Rooney is a twenty-nine year old football player for Manchester United. He also plays in the forward position and captains MU and the national World Cup team. He began playing at the pro level when he was only sixteen years old. He is the club’s third highest goal scorer of all time. He’s been married for nine years despite some lifestyle issues, has two kids, and has tattoos on his body.

Rooney is a rich man. Not only does he have his football earnings, but he also does advertising for Nike, Ford, Coca Cola, Nokia, and Asda. He was dropped by some advertisers after issues with his personal life. It’s estimated he has an annual income of $32 million, just under David Beckham’s earnings. It’s been about a year since Rooney had his strawberry blond locks filled in on the top of his head. Apparently he had the high end hair replacement treatment done at the Harley Street Hair Clinic in London.

But imagine to our surprise, when he showed up for a game, with his hair shorn off! In a recent photo, he’s in Krakow Poland training with the English team. In the photo he has half his hair! What happened?No, apparently his hair transplant didn’t fail. He actually shaved the sides of his hair off, not the top. As the best electric shaver portal reported he using a Philips shaver. The top part of his head is where he had the hair transplants done. Like most men, he was losing hair from the top of his head, and not the sides.

Still, for a man who has spent over $460,000 on hair transplants, he must appreciate the value of hair. Or, was he simply catering to fashion, where men and even women are shearing off their side locks, and leaving their hair long on top?You would think that Rooney may have wanted to grow his hair super long, in celebration of having a full head of hair after his surgery. But, apparently not. He’s rich, and does what he wants.

For Rooney’s fans, it’s a bit of a kick to realize that a man who has a wallet full of cash can have no hair one day, plenty the next, and then shear it off on a whim.

Soccer in the USA

In Europe and South Africa they call it football, but in the US that mean’s something different, so it’s more commonly known as soccer. In the past soccer seemed more important to school-age children, or university students. But there has been a resurgence in its popularity in the USA.

In 1990, the USA made it to the World Cup finals. This was quite an achievement, and something that hadn’t happened for over forty years. The US didn’t win, but it certainly generated some interest in the event.

usa_soccer_world_cup_bettingThe USA still didn’t have a top-rated soccer team by 1994. But that didn’t stop FIFA from choosing the USA for the 15th FIFA World Cup finals. Suddenly, everyone was interested in soccer! This was the first year that attendance broke the records in all of the nine host cities across the states. Each game had over 69,000 spectators—that’s a lot of new soccer fans! The final tally for all games during the 1994 finals was over 3.6 million. No host city has since managed to break that record.

It doesn’t matter where the World Cup is being hosted nowadays. Soccer fans in Canada, USA, and Mexico all eagerly watched the World Cup finals when telecast from Brazil in 2014. Soccer has progressed from a school kid’s topic, to a subject that the entire family or work colleagues can eagerly chat on.

Scoring a ticket to a World Cup game is definitely a cause for celebration: Plenty of prestige and recognition garnered from coworkers and friends alike. Not only is a ticket extremely expensive, but they’re difficult to get.

Soccer has escalated in popularity in the US since 1994. Today it’s only behind football, baseball, and basketball in rankings, and ahead of hockey.

Another reason that soccer is popular is that it’s a sport that the entire family can enjoy together. Football can be a bit too slow paced for your youngster to enjoy, while hockey is violent. But soccer is fun to watch, and the rules are easy to grasp.


Unlike other sporting events that exclude women from the pro leagues, there is also the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The 2015 WWC was the 7th ever, hosted in Canada. Much to the thrill of the Americans, the US team placed first over Japan! This may also have been the first year that everyone was watching the Women’s World Cup, after a few years of disbelief: “There’s a Women’s World Cup?!”

In fact, the Women’s World Cup final had over 26.7 million US viewers, and didn’t even include those in Canada, or in the rest of the world. It was the MOST WATCHED SOCCER GAME IN US HISTORY!

Whether soccer in the USA can continue to draw viewers during other soccer competitions in between the World Cup remains to be seen. The USA did place fourth in the 2015 Gold Cup, and perhaps the excitement will continue into the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, and the next Men’s World Cup in 2018.