Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been named England's Player of the Year after a historic 2015 on the international stage.
Rooney, who wears the captain's armband for both club and country, netted five times in eight appearances for the Three Lions last year and broke Reds legend Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing record to become England's all-time top scorer with 50 goals. 
The 30-year-old garnered 37 per cent of the votes cast via the England Supporters Club website to finish above fellow shortlisted players Joe Hart, Gary Cahill, Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane. It's the second successive year that Rooney has won the award and the fourth time overall. 
Rooney's Reds team-mate Jesse Lingard had been nominated for the England Under-21 Player of the Year award after starring at the European Championship in Czech Republic last summer, but he missed out to Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland.
Rooney later tweeted: "Great year for @england & huge honour to win the award. Thanks to the fans for their support" and "Congratulations also to @JackButland_One on winning the U21 award. He's had a great year!"

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