Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time leading goal scorer on Tuesday evening.
The Three Lions skipper equalled Sir Bobby Charlton’s 45-year record of 49 goals on Saturday against San Marino but reached 50 with a second-half penalty helping his side to a 2-0 victory over Switzerland in the Euro qualifiers.
He said: “Thank you to everyone, coaches, players, staff. I have worked with for such a long time, this is such a huge moment for myself and my family and my career.
‘‘So, hopefully for the team and myself a lot more to come, be successful and hopefully there’s a lot of younger lads, Harry (Kane), coming through, Ross (Barkley) coming through and could come close and even pass me in the future, so I’m grateful, it means the world to me and thank you very much.”
Rooney has laid claim to being the greatest England striker but at next year’s Euros he will be hoping to improve his mediocre tally at major tournament finals where he’s scored only six times.