The 29-year-old forward Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time leading goalscorer after netting his 50th international goal in 2-0 victory over Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night.
The Manchester United striker surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals by converting a 84th-minute penalty which put the three lions 2-0 up against Swiss in Euro 2016 qualifier.
— England (@england) September 8, 2015
Football personalities took to social media to congratulate Rooney’s achievement for his historic landmark..!
— Harry Kane (@hkane28) September 8, 2015
Sitting on top of that tree now Wazza.. The big 50 !! Never in doubt… Well done mate. It’s the stuff of dreams. @WayneRooney
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) September 8, 2015
Congratulations to @waynerooney . Incredible achievement top player A photo posted by Steven Gerrard (@stevengerrard) on
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) September 8, 2015
That record is a great one to have. Congratulations @WayneRooney
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 8, 2015
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) September 9, 2015