English Premiership

Rooney becomes United's new record goalscorer

2017-01-21 19:05
Wayne Rooney (Getty Images)

Manchester - Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's record scorer when he netted his 250th goal for the English giants in a 1-1 draw away to Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. 

Rooney equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time to break fellow England great Bobby Charlton's United record of 249 goals.

The 31-year-old forward, making his 546th United appearance, surpassed 1966 World Cup-winner Charlton's record in style when he bent a free-kick past Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant into the top corner of the net at the Britannia Stadium.

His latest United goal came a fortnight after Rooney, who succeeded Charlton as England's record goal-scorer in 2015, equalled the former midfielder's United mark during an FA Cup tie against second-tier Reading.

Factfile on Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney after he set a new club goal-scoring record by hitting his 250th goal against Stoke City on Saturday:

Full name: Wayne Mark Rooney

Age: 31

Date of birth: October 24, 1985

Place of birth: Liverpool, England

Position: Striker/attacking midfielder

Clubs: Everton (2002-2004), Manchester United (2004-date)

Everton appearances (goals): 77 (17)

Manchester United appearances (goals): 546 (250)

Appointed Manchester United captain in August 2014

National team: England (2003-date)

Appearances (goals): 119 (53)

Debut: February 12, 2003 (v Australia, London)

Appointed England captain in August 2014



Premier League (5): 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2010–11, 2012–13

FA Cup (1): 2015-16

League Cup (2): 2005–06, 2009–10

Community Shield (4): 2007, 2010, 2011, 2016

UEFA Champions League (1): 2007–08

FIFA Club World Cup (1): 2008

Individual (selected)

PFA (Professional Footballers' Association) Players' Player of the Year: 2009–10

PFA Young Player of the Year: 2004–05, 2005–06

FWA (Football Writers' Association) Footballer of the Year: 2009–10

BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year: 2002

FIFPro World Young Player of the Year: 2004–05

Premier League Player of the Season: 2009-10

England Player of the Year: 2008, 2009, 2014, 2015

FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball: 2008


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