The 31-Year-Old also Leaves as England’s Most-Capped Outfield Player with 119 Appearances.
Former England Captain Wayne Rooney Announced his Retirement from International Football on Wednesday, Ending a 14 Year Career in which he became the Country’s Top Goalscorer with 53 Goals.
Rooney Earned his 1st Cap against Australia in 2003 at the Age of 17 to Become the Youngest Player, at that time, to Represent the National Side. The 31 Year-Old also Leaves as England’s Most-Capped Outfield Player with 119 Appearances.
“Having already thought Long & Hard, I told [England manager] Gareth [Southgate] that I had now Decided to Retire for Good from International Football,” Rooney said in a statement on his website.
“It is a Really Tough Decision & one I have Discussed with my Family, my Manager at Everton & those Closest to me.”
The Announcement comes Ahead of England’s World Cup Qualifiers against Malta & Slovakia next Month.