Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England after Harry Kane hat-trick vs Albania?

Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England after Harry Kane hat-trick vs Albania?
Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England after Harry Kane hat-trick vs Albania?

Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England after Harry Kane hat-trick vs Albania?

Scoring one goal for you country is a dream for every child. But being your country’s highest-scoring player is the wildest dream for any striker growing up. This dream was achieved by a certain Tottenham Hotspur striker in a FIFA World Cup qualifiers this weekend. But did he really overtake a Manchester United legend in Wayne Rooney to achieve that goal? Let’s find out Wayne Rooney England goals before we compare his tally to the Spurs marksman.

Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England?

Wayne Rooney has a record 53 goals for England, a feat that Harry Kane is yet to match. The Manchester United legend achieved that feat in 120 appearances, a record just 5 short of Peter Shilton’s 125. Rooney was a terrific striker who was scoring for the Three Lions more often than not, and is well ahead of all competition as their highest goal-scorer in all competitions.

Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England?
Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England?

But then, what record did Harry Kane overtake against Albania this week? The Englishman scored thrice for England in a 5-0 win against their opponents to put them in the driving seat with regards to their qualification from Group I. They are guaranteed qualification if they get a draw against San Marino, which would be a cakewalk for them.

Harry Kane England goals- Who has most goals for England?

Kane became the England player with the most competitive goals scored for the country, a tally that stands at an impressive 39. This includes crucial goals in the UEFA Euros as well as the FIFA World Cup, a bunch of which came during the 2018 edition in Russia. Kane’s overall tally for goals in all competitions for England stands at 44.

He is just 9 short of Rooney’s mark and at the age of just 28, has enough time to smash that record with ease. With the way San Marino have looked throughout their existence in international football, we don’t put our money past Kane matching that record at the San Marino Stadium itself.

Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England? Does Harry Kane lead the way? Image: Sky News
Wayne Rooney England goals- Who has the most goals for England? Does Harry Kane lead the way? Image: Sky News

Okay, we admit, that may be taking it too far… but it could well be broken once the Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022 concludes next year.

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Bhaawan

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