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England striker Wayne Rooney retires from international football

Rooney has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been used in various midfield roles.

Aug 24, 2017 16:54 IST
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Former England captain Wayne Rooney on 23 August 2017 announced his retirement from international football, ending a 14-year career.

With this, Rooney also leaves as England's most-capped outfield player with 119 appearances.

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About Wayne Rooney

Born on 24 October 1985, Wayne Rooney is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Everton.

He has played much of his career as a forward, and he has also been used in various midfield roles.

He is the record goalscorer for the England national team and for Manchester United.

Along with Michael Carrick, he is the only English player to win the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, League Cup, UEFA Europa League and FIFA Club World Cup.

He had joined the Everton youth team at the age of 9, and made his professional debut for the club in 2002 at the age of 16.

He made his senior international debut for England in February 2003 aged 17, becoming the youngest player to represent England (a record since broken by Theo Walcott) and he is England's youngest ever goalscorer.

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