Wayne Rooney’s England career in numbers

Date published: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 6:33

Former captain Wayne Rooney has retired from international football with England. Here are the key numbers from his international career…


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

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

8934 – Minutes played in an England shirt.

53 – Rooney’s England-record goal haul.

169 – The minutes he has taken to score each of his international goals.

9 – England goals scored from outside the box.

12 – England goals scored with his head.

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.

6.4% – Rooney’s conversion rate at international tournaments since the start of World Cup 2006.

380 – Total number of shots taken for England.

7 – Seven of his 53 goals have been scored from the penalty spot.

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.

4 – Times he was named England Player of the Year, in 2008, 2009, 2014 and 2015.

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.

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