BY THE NUMBERS
17 Years and 111 Days – Wayne Rooney became England’s youngest ever player when he made his debut against Australia in 2003. Theo Walcott now holds the record.
17 Years and 317 Days – Rooney became the youngest ever goalscorer for England when he found the net against Macedonia in a Euro 2004 qualifying match.
120 – England’s most capped outfield player. Only goalkeeper Peter Shilton had more caps with 125.
2 – His passionate style of play sometimes went too far and he saw red against Portugal at the 2006 World Cup and again against Montenegro in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
53 – Rooney is the all-time top goal scorer for England – he surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record in 2015.
10 – Rooney scored two goals in a game on 10 different occasions – but never got an England hat-trick.
1 – Rooney’s performances at major tournaments sometimes attracted criticism – and he only ever scored one World Cup finals goal, against Uruguay in 2014.
734 – There was more than two years – 734 days to be exact - between Rooney’s 119th cap against Scotland and his final appearance against the United States.
22 – Wayne Rooney led his side out as England captain on 22 occasions, taking the armband on a permanent basis in 2014 after Steven Gerrard’s international retirement.
6 – Rooney’s 120 England appearances were made for six different managers – Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McLaren, Fabio Capello, Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce and Gareth Southgate.
WAYNE ROONEY SAID GOODBYE TO INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL WITH A FINAL APPEARANCE AT WEMBLEY IN ENGLAND’S WIN OVER THE UNITED STATES. DAN ROBERTS HAS THE NUMBERS ON A LENGTHY CAREER.
Gareth Southgate felt it was right to give Rooney the chance to say goodbye to the England faithful