Wayne 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. 

Rooney has so far scored in both the Premier League matches. He was once again associated with the club who had cleared him as a youngster and after that he joined Manchester United.
Rooney said in a statement to the press association Sport. I appreciate it very much. “Rooney said, “After considering it for a long time already I told Gareth that I have decided to retire from international football for the best.” Rooney said, “It was a tough decision and I did this Talking to his family about his manager and his close friends in Everton. “He said,” playing for England has always been special to me. At any time I was selected as a player or captain it was really special and whoever helped me I thank them but I believe that the time has come to take retirement now.

The Rise of ‘Roomania’ Wayne Rooney

Rooney had made his debut and become England’s youngest player at 17 years and a defeat by Australia at Upton Park in February 2003. But it was his performance in Lisbon against France where he gave an experienced defence a harrowing night in a 2-1 loss at the iconic Stadium of Light, as well as scoring twice against Switzerland and Croatia, that push him into the global spotlight.
The silence youngster who played football from the streets was the name on everyone’s lips. The Croxteth boy played in natural style that had suddenly changed him into a superstar.

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
Current team Everton
Number 10

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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

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo has more assists for Wayne Rooney Premier League goals than any other player.
  2. Oddly, Ryan Giggs only set up six Rooney goals in the Premier League.
  3. Rooney scored his 50th, 150th and 200th Premier League goals against Manchester City.
  4. He has scored more goals with his left foot than with his head.
  5. He has only scored more than 20 goals in a season on two occasions.
  6. He has scored more goals against Newcastle than any other team.
  7. Strangely, he has only scored twice against Leicester and Crystal Palace.
  8. He has scored nearly as many goals away from home as he has at home.
  9. Five of his six Premier League hat-tricks were scored in the 22 months between November 2009 and September 2011
  10. The 15 minute period in which he scores most goals is the final quarter of an hour.

England National Team

Here we are show the Wayne Rooney’s International Career Goals by year
Year Apps Goals
2003 9 3
2004 11 6
2005 8 2
2006 8 1
2007 4 2
2008 8 5
2009 9 6
2010 11 1
2012 5 4
2013 10 6
2014 13 8
2015 8 5
2016 10 2
Total 119 53


Wayne Rooney Announces Retirement
Rooney scored 253 goals for the club in all competitions which makes him their top goal scorer of all time. Rooney holds the record for most goals for one club in the Premier League with 183 for Manchester United.

Manchester United Club

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
Records – Rooney has all time record which is shown in below
All-time top scorer of Manchester United
All-time top scorer of the England national football team


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