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Wayne Rooney has the best conversion rate in all of Europe’s top five leagues this season

37.5% of the Everton No10's shots this season have resulted in a goal

They said he was washed up.

They said he should go play in China.

Some even said he should hang up his boots and call it a day.

But Wayne Rooney has once again proved his doubters wrong.

Class is permanent

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Class is permanent

The five-time Premier League champion has scored nine league goals so far this season — the same as Alvaro Morata, Raheem Sterling and Romelu Lukaku.

Not only that, he’s been ruthlessly effective.

Rooney’s conversion rate of 37.5% is the best in Europe’s top five leagues.

And even if you discount penalties, a third of his shots have resulted in a goal.

Lethal as ever

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Lethal as ever

Radamel Falcao and Real Betis’ Antonio Sanabria are the equal second deadliest marksmen, each with a conversion rate of 33.33%.

Mauro Icardi and Edinson Cavani are next on the list — both the Inter Milan forward and the PSG hitman have conversion rates just over 30%.

In terms of the Premier League, Jamie Vardy, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Charlie Austin share a 25% success rate, but all are left trailing in Rooney’s wake.

Not bad for a free transfer…


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