Wayne Rooney's England career in numbers

Evrard Martin
Août 25, 2017

A return to form since leaving Manchester United to go back to Everton in the offseason had seen England manager Gareth Southgate approach Rooney about returning for upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Rooney's announcement of his retirement from the global stage on Wednesday brought the curtain down on an England career that began in a blaze of hyperbole and ended with the Everton star rejecting Gareth Southgate's offer of a return to the fold. England's record goalscorer, who joined Everton from United last month, will therefore not be included in Southgate's squad when it is announced at 2pm tomorrow.

Wayne Rooney takes his leave of global football with a host of records but no trophies to show for his 14 years of service.

It was a moment of history for Rooney, aged just 17 years and 317 days, and capped a fine display as Sven-Goran Eriksson's side claimed an important win en route to qualifying for Euro 2004.

England appearances, the most by an outfield player and six behind goalkeeper Peter Shilton's all-time record.

Rooney's honours with United are impressive and include five Premier League titles, one FA Cup, three League Cups, the Europa League and the 2007-08 Champions League.

England were far from convincing but Rooney, with his first tournament goal in eight years, was a key figure in dragging them into the next round.

Rooney scored 53 times in 119 internationals matches.

Rooney never progressed beyond the quarterfinals of a tournament with England and his struggles on the worldwide stage often saw him cast as the fall guy for his country's inability to come close to adding to its solitary title in the 1966 World Cup. Pogba told Sky Sports.

"I think it's a pity".

"A LEADER both on and off the pitch who lead by example and demanded the very best from your team mates every single day".

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