Rooney voted England Player of the Year. Again

Date published: Tuesday 5th January 2016 11:26

Wayne Rooney has been voted England Player of the Year for 2015, a year in which he became his country’s all-time record goalscorer.

Rooney scored five goals in eight appearances for England last year, and also surpassed Bobby Charlton as the country’s all-time record goalscorer with his penalty against Switzerland in September.

Furthermore, the forward captained Roy Hodgson’s men to European Championship qualification with a 100 per cent record – just the sixth side to ever do so.

Such impact has seen Rooney voted England Player of the Year for the second successive campaign – and fourth time in his career.

The Three Lions skipper received 37 per cent of votes from the England Supporters Club members, who chose Jack Butland as their Under-21s Player of the Year.

The impressive Stoke goalkeeper received 54 per cent of the votes after captaining the Young Lions at what was an ultimately disappointing European Championship in the Czech Republic.

Butland has stepped into the senior squad towards the end of the year and will be presented with the award alongside Rooney when England continue their Euro 2016 preparations in March.

Hodgson’s men will travel to Berlin for a mouth-watering friendly with Germany on March 26, before hosting Holland at Wembley on March 29.

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