Rooney Announces Retirement from International Football
Wayne Rooney who scored a record goal for England announced retirement from international football with instant effect while manager Gareth Southgate was trying to return to the team. Rooney scored 53 goals in 119 matches for England (2003-2016) and scored the 200th goal of the English Premier League on Monday night. Everton and Manchester City lost the match 1-1. This 31-year-old player told Southgate about his decision during a phone call on Tuesday.
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Wayne Rooney Personal information
|Full Name||Wayne Mark Rooney|
|Date of Birth||24 October 1985|
|Place of Birth||Croxteth, Liverpool England|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Playing Position||Forward and Midfielder|
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How will history judge Wayne Rooney’s England career?
- England retirement will prolong Rooney’s career, says Shearer
- Rooney is an England legend – Roy Hodgson
- Right time for Rooney to bow out – Phil Neville
- Rooney the perfect England captain – Terry Butcher
10 things you didn’t know about Wayne Rooney
- Cristiano Ronaldo has more assists for Wayne Rooney Premier League goals than any other player.
- Oddly, Ryan Giggs only set up six Rooney goals in the Premier League.
- Rooney scored his 50th, 150th and 200th Premier League goals against Manchester City.
- He has scored more goals with his left foot than with his head.
- He has only scored more than 20 goals in a season on two occasions.
- He has scored more goals against Newcastle than any other team.
- Strangely, he has only scored twice against Leicester and Crystal Palace.
- He has scored nearly as many goals away from home as he has at home.
- Five of his six Premier League hat-tricks were scored in the 22 months between November 2009 and September 2011
- The 15 minute period in which he scores most goals is the final quarter of an hour.
England National Team
Club Manchester United
|Premier League:||2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13|
|Football League Cup:||2005–06, 2009–10, 2016–17|
|FA Community Shield:||2007, 2010, 2011, 2016|
|UEFA Champions League:||2007–08|
|UEFA Europa League:||2016–17|
|FIFA Club World Cup:||2008|