Wayne Rooney's England career in numbers

James Dickens
England’s Wayne Rooney as he claps after winning the World Cup group F qualifying soccer match between England and Scotland with a 3-0 score at the Wembley stadium, London. England striker Wayne Rooney announced his immediate retirement from international football on Wednesday Aug. 23, 2017.

Former captain Wayne Rooney has retired from international football with England.

Here, Press Association Sport’s Tom White reviews Rooney’s international career in numbers.

119 – Appearances for England, the most by an outfield player and only six shy of goalkeeper Peter Shilton’s all-time record.

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71 – England wins in which Rooney appeared, with 29 draws and 19 defeats.

53 – Rooney’s England-record goal haul.

7 – Only seven of his goals have come at the final stages of international tournaments, four of them as an 18-year-old at Euro 2004.

1 – He has scored only once at a World Cup, against Uruguay in 2014.


6 – Rooney has played in six major tournaments, with England missing Euro 2008.

22 – He has led England out as captain 22 times, as well as seven other occasions when he has worn the armband for part of a game.

17 – Rooney made his international debut as a substitute in a friendly against Australia in February 2003 aged 17 years and 111 days – an England record at the time, since surpassed by Theo Walcott.

45 – Sir Bobby Charlton held the England scoring record for 45 years before Rooney reached his half-century in 2015.

6 – Rooney played under half a dozen England managers – Sven-Goran Eriksson, Steve McClaren, Fabio Capello, Roy Hodgson, Sam Allardyce and Gareth Southgate.

12 & 2 – Having been famously sent off against Portugal in the 2006 World Cup and again in a Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro, Rooney also has 12 yellow cards in his international career.

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