Wayne Rooney wins £20million over image rights case

Wayne Rooney wins £20million over image rights case

DC United and England striker Wayne Rooney has won £20million after the government registrar threatened to strike off image rights and investment firm, Stoneygate 48 Ltd in May this year.

According to the Sun, Rooney was warned by the government he had just two months to prove the firm was still trading - or see ALL its assets seized by the state.

But Rooney, now playing for US side DC United, hit back. And he managed to show officials why Stoneygate 48 should not be struck off.

The company, based in Cheshire, has shot up in value in recent years after the striker’s moves to Everton and then America.


In 2016 its value stood at £12.4 million. But by 2017 it had topped £17.2 million before rising again last year. Stoneygate’s sole directors are Rooney and his agent, Paul Stretford. Rooney holds 100 percent of its shares.

Last year’s accounts show Rooney was paid given a director’s advance of £2.3 million alone, up from £265,000 in 2017.

The ace remains one of the world’s richest players, despite seeing his salary slashed from its Man Utd height of £300,000-a-week with recent estimates suggesting he is worth around £129 million.

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