Wayne Rooney makes emotional speech after breaking England’s goal scoring record

Wayne Rooney made a speech in the dressing room after breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record , describing it as a great moment of his career.

Wayne Rooney was overcome with emotion when he smashed home his 50th goal with an 84th minute penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

The England skipper, who scored from the spot after Granit Xhaka had fouled Raheem Sterling, has now passed the mark of 49 goals established by Charlton in May 1970.

The Football Association presented the 29-year-old England captain with a replica shirt “Rooney 50″ in the dressing room after the 2-0 win over Switzerland that secured the top Group E spot for the already-qualified England.

Charlton will be invited to present fellow Manchester United great Rooney with a golden boot to mark the record before England’s next home match against Estonia in October.

” Thank you to everyone, coaches, ” he told his team mates. ” I have worked for this for such a long time, this is such a huge moment for myself,my family and my career.”

Asked where the goal scoring record ranked in a career, in which he has won five Premier League titles and the Champions League, Rooney said: “It’s right up there, if not the best to be your country’s all-time leading goalscorer before the age of 30.

“It’s something I could never have dreamt of. I’m extremely proud tonight.”

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Rodney Vassallo