Shaun Rooney (Footballer) - Updated Feb 2024

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Bellshill,, Scotland
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Bellshill,, Scotland

Shaun Rooney (Footballer)

Shaun Rooney is a professional football player from Scotland. Moreover, Shaun Rooney plays as a defender for Fleetwood Town.

Early Life

Shaun Antony Rooney best known as Shaun Rooney was born on the 26th of July 1996, in Bellshill, Scotland. According to his birth date, this football player is 27 years old and has Scottish nationality. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Leo and believes in Christianity by religion. He is the son of Thomas (father) and Elizabeth (mother). Sadly, his mother died from cancer on July 18.

Talking about his academic career, Rooney has not shared information regarding his academic qualifications. It seems, this footballer is well-educated and might have completed his graduation from a nearby university in his hometown.

Shaun Rooney – Net Worth 2024

As a professional football player, this player has earned a decent sum of money in his career. But, he has not yet shared information regarding his net worth, salary, and income. As of 2021, his salary was £42,640 with his previous club and his market value is around €350,000.

Professional Career

Shaun Rooney began playing football with the Bellshill Boys Club youth team. He transferred to Dundee United’s youth team in 2010 and played there until 2013.  He joined Scottish League Two team Queen’s Park on July 1, 2013, and on July 27, 2013, he made his club debut in a 1-2 home loss to Ayr United at Hampden Park.

He played in all 11 competitions in his first season. Moreover, he scored his first goal for Queen’s Park on November 15, 2014, with a header in a 4-1 win over Elgin City on the away. He made 22 appearances for the team in the 2014–15 season, contributing 1 assist and 2 goals across all competitions.

Dunfermline Athletic

Shaun Rooney was selected the club’s Young Player of the Year that season for his outstanding efforts for the team, and he was also included in the PFA Scotland Scottish League Two Team of the Year. He made his debut with Dunfermline on trial in August 2015 and was a named substitute against Peterhead and Stranraer, coming in for Lewis Martin in a 3-1 victory against Stranraer.

He made his club debut on September 12, 2015, in a 2-0 loss to Ayr United, taking Callum Fordyce’s place. He scored his first goal for the team on December 19, 2015, in a 1-0 win over East End Park. He made 14 appearances for the team in the 2015–16 season, contributing 1 assist and 1 goal in all competitions as Ayr United won Scottish League One.

York City

On May 23, 2016, he signed a two-year contract to play for York City, a National League team that had just been demoted. On August 6, 2016, he made his club debut in a 1-1 tie with Maidstone.

He scored his first goal for the team on January 7, 2017, in a 2-2 tie with Dover Athletic. He made 30 appearances for the team in the 2016–17 season, contributing two assists and one goal across all competitions as York was demoted to the National League North after finishing 21st in the rankings. He was also a member of the 2016–17 FA Trophy-winning team.

Queen of the South

He signed a one-year contract with the Scottish Championship team Queen of the South on June 9, 2017. Moreover, he made his club debut and got his first goal in a 3-1 victory over Stenhousemuir on July 15, 2017. He made 32 appearances for the team in the 2017–18 season, contributing 1 assist and 3 goals across all competitions.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Shaun Rooney signed with Scottish Championship team Inverness Caledonian Thistle on June 1, 2018, and on July 14, 2018, he made his club debut in a 2-0 home win against Cove Rangers in the Scottish League Cup.

In a 3-0 league win against Dunfermline in the away match on September 1, 2018, he scored his first goal for the team. He made 46 appearances for the team during his freshman season, contributing 1 assist and 6 goals across all competitions. He made 31 appearances throughout the 2019–20 season, with 3 goals and 5 assists across all competitions.

St Johnstone

He signed a two-year contract with St Johnstone in June 2020 after signing a pre-contract earlier in the year. Moreover, he made his debut for the club on August 12, 2020, in a 3-0 away loss against Rangers. He scored the game-winning goal as St Johnstone defeated Livingston 1-0 in the 2021 Scottish League Final on February 28, 2021.

Later, he scored the game-winning goal in the Scottish Cup Final against Hibernian on May 22, 2021, at Hampden Park. During the 2020-21 season, he appeared in 39 games for the club, scoring six goals and contributing three assists in all competitions, helping St Johnstone win the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.

 Fleetwood Town

Caption: Shaun Rooney during a football match (Source: Fleetwood Town)

Recently on the 25th of May 2022, he joined the League One club Fleetwood Town on a two-year deal. However, he hasn’t made any appearances for the national team.


As a footballer, he won the 2014-15 Queen’s Park Young Player of the Year. Similarly, as a team, he was a part of the Dunfermline Athletic team which won the 2015-16 Scottish League One. Similarly, he won the 2016-17 FA Trophy with York City, the 2020-21 Scottish Cup with St Johnstone, and the 2020-21 Scottish League Cup with St Johnstone.

Shaun Rooney

Caption: Shaun Rooney with his medal and trophy (Source: Daily Record)

Relationship Status

Looking at his personal life, this football player has maintained his life private. The football player is concentrating on his professional career. Shau may be dating a beautiful girl right now, or he could be single. However, this Scottish player is not a part of the controversy nor hast rumors at the moment.

Body Measurements

Rooney stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 80 kg. Moreover, this footballer has blonde hair with blue eyes color and he has an athletic body type.

Shaun Rooney

Caption:  Rooney walking on the football field (Source: Daily Record)

Shaun Rooney – Social Media

On his Twitter page, there are more than 5.4k followers. But Shaun is not active on Facebook or Instagram.