Top scorer of all time Rooney stops as English international
Wayne Rooney stops as the international of the English team. That has the top goal scorer of all time Wednesday to coach Gareth Southgate.
The 31-year-old attacker played in 119 international matches and played 53 times accurate. In 2015, crowned as top scorer of all times of England, against Switzerland, the number of goals of Sir Bobby Charlton (49) to pass through. Rooney played in november last year, his last international match.
Southgate wanted Rooney selected for the international matches against Malta and Slovakia in september. “I thought it was great that Gareth called me to say that he wanted to recall for the upcoming matches. I appreciate that enormously,” writes Rooney in a statement.
“But I have long and deeply pondered, and have Gareth told you that I have decided to stop when international. It is a difficult decision that I’ve discussed with my family, the manager of Everton (Ronald Koeman, eds.) and the people who are close to me.”
The interlandcarrière of Wayne Rooney
On 12 February 2003, making his debut Rooney for England against Australia.
Rooney makes his first goal for England on 6 september 2003 against Macedonia.
Rooney plays at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2004 and his first major tournament. England lose in the quarter-finals of Portugal.
On november 15, 2014 plays Rooney against Slovenia in his 100th international match. He comes in a total of 119 caps (53 goals).
Rooney shoots in England, in the eighth finals of the 2016 european CHAMPIONSHIPS early on 1-0 against Iceland, but it is 1-2. It proved to be his last match in a large tournament.
The last international game for Rooney against Scotland on november 11, 2016.
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Rooney was the last few months not selected for the English team, because he’s at Manchester United have little to play deserved. The attacker moved this summer to Everton, where he strongly began with two hits in the first two matches played.
“It is always special to for England to play. It was a privilege to be the captain to be allowed,” says Rooney that is 23 times as captain of his country. “I’d like to thank everyone who helped me. But now is the time to something quieter to do.”
“It was a tough decision for Manchester United to leave, but I know that I have made the right decision by returning to Everton. I want my full focus and energy to devote to the club to help be successful.”
Dreams can come true and playing for @England has been exactly that. Thanks to everyone involved it’s been amazing – https://t.co/GfiT7oVCpx
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Rooney made his debut in 2003 for ‘The Three Lions’. With 17 years and 110 days, he was the youngest English international ever. That record was three years later tightened to 17 years and 74 days by Theo Walcott.
Rooney was active in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2004, 2012 and 2016 and the world cup of 2006, 2010 and 2014. For the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2008 did England not qualify.
“One of the few things I regret is that I never successfully have been at a tournament with the English team,” writes Rooney. “I will always be a passionate fan of England.”
“Hopefully we can with the talented players that Gareth has let it break our ambition. Will one day our dream will come true and I look forward to as a fan – or in any other capacity.”
England plays on the 1st of september against Malta on the 4th of september against Slovakia in the world cup qualification.