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Wayne Rooney in behind the scenes action before winning 100th cap

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Wayne Rooney was surrounded by his family in the England tunnel as he led his country onto the pitch against Slovenia to earn his 100th cap for the Three Lions at Wembley earlier this month.

Rooney posted the video, which can be seen below, on his official Facebook page this afternoon. He was joined by his wife Coleen and his two sons Kai and Klay, who went out onto the hallowed turf at England’s home stadium as mascots, before the European 2016 qualifier.

The game finished 3-1 to the home side, with Rooney scoring the equaliser, as England came back from 1-0 down to continue their winning streak in Group E.

Before the game, Rooney received his ‘golden cap’ from Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton, the man whose goal scoring record is almost certainly going to be beaten by the 29-year old.

The Manchester United striker now currently has 46 goals in 101 games for England and is just four short of overtaking the World Cup winner and just two off striker Gary Lineker.

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Rooney, who has come under criticism from English fans for having not performed at a World Cup, is likely to become, not only England’s record all-time top scorer, but is almost certain to break Peter Shilton’s milestone as the most capped player in the Three Lions’ history. The 29-year old is currently on 101 caps, with Shilton on 125.

The striker, who has represented his country at five major tournaments, has won everything there is to win at club level, but has been unable to win a trophy on the international scene.

Rooney's performances at major tournaments

The 29-year old has played for England at the 2004 and 2012 European Championships and was not only named in the team of the tournament, but became the youngest goal scorer in the tournament's history, in the former. His record was broken four days later by Switzerland winger Johan Vonlanthen.

Rooney at World Cups

In 2006, after sustaining a fractured metatarsal in his right foot, just two months before the tournament began, he rushed back to full fitness, but was unable to recapture his form before the injury.

In 2010, Rooney failed to find the net as England went out in the second round. The striker scored his first goal at a World Cup finals last summer against Uruguay, but the Three Lions were knocked out in the group stage, during the country’s worst performance at the biggest tournament in world football.

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Gary Lineker
England Football
World Cup
Bobby Charlton
Wayne Rooney
Manchester United
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