Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney Voted the Greatest British Footballer of All Time

Manchester United Legend Wayne Rooney Voted the Greatest British Footballer of All Time

  • Wayne Rooney has defeated Gareth Bale, Kenny Daglish and George Best in a fan poll to emerge as the greatest British footballer of all time
  • The former Manchester United forward is England’s top goalscorer with 53 goals in 120 appearances for the Three Lions
  • Rooney also holds the record for most goals for Manchester United as the 36-year-old scored 253 goals for the Red Devils in all competitions

Wayne Rooney has been voted as the greatest ever British footballer of all time by fans following his exploits for Manchester United and the England national team.

The 36-year-old holds the record for most goals scored for the Three Lions and the Red Devils as he has 53 goals in 120 international appearances for England and 253 goals for Manchester United.

Manchester United, Wayne Rooney, English Premier League, Gareth Bale, UEFA Champions League
Wayne Rooney is Manchester United's top scorer with 253 goals for the Red Devils. Photo by Nils Petter Nilsson
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Rooney defeated other British greats, including Ex-Manchester United icon, George Best, Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and Wales captain Gareth Bale to the accolade in a poll on social media conducted by Sports Bible.

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Rooney emerged with 39.9 percent of all votes cast, with George Best coming 2nd behind the Derby County manager, while Gareth Bale and Kenny Daglish finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

Wayne Rooney finished his career with five Premier League titles, three League Cups, the FA Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the Europa League titles.

Harry Kane nears Rooney's record for England

Harry Kane is edging closer to surpassing Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record for the England national team after scoring again in the Three Lions Nations League draw against Germany.

Kane, who scored via a penalty, has now scored 50 goals for the Three Lions, becoming just the second player to achieve this feat behind Wayne Rooney, Sports Illustrated reports.

The Tottenham striker also made history as he has converted more spot-kicks for England's national team scoring his 15th penalty kick.

Wayne Rooney inducted into the Premier League hall of fame

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported former England forward Wayne Rooney has become the latest Manchester United legend to be inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

The former Red Devils captain joins the likes of Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, David Beckham, Eric Cantona, and Roy Keane in the illustrious group, according to the club's official website.

Rooney netted 253 career goals for Manchester United to become the Red Devils’ highest-ever goal-scorer during his stint with the club.

Source: Sports Brief News