Thanks For The 53 England Goal Memories Wayne
England and former Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney has today announced his international retirement.
'It is a really tough decision and one I have discussed with my family, my manager at Everton and those closest to me,' said the 31-year-old.
'Playing for England has always been special to me. Every time I was selected as a player or captain was a real privilege and I thank everyone who helped me.
'But I believe now is the time to bow out.'
He made his major tournament debut as an 18-year-old at Euro 2004...
...and his last international appearance was as captain in last November's 3-0 victory over Scotland at Wembley.
England's highest ever goalscorer calls it a day. Congratulations to @WayneRooney on a magnificent international career. A player's player.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 23, 2017
So many buffoons denouncing @WayneRooney's international career. You have no idea how good he is or how hard it is. Stick to playing FIFA.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 23, 2017
Say what you want about him, but Wayne Rooney retires as an England legend ⚽️ 🙌 pic.twitter.com/NG1vsljfVF— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) August 23, 2017
Thanks for the memories Wayne, you have made the correct decision.