England Player of 2014 contender: Wayne Rooney

Monday 01 Dec 2014
Wayne Rooney played in all 13 games during 2014

Wayne Rooney was one of 31 players to feature for the Three Lions in 2014 and the captain kicks off our Vauxhall England Player of the Year award.

The Manchester United striker played in all 13 games this year and netted an impressive eight times.

Wayne Rooney

Club: Manchester United
DOB: 24/10/85
Caps in 2014: 13
Goals in 2014: 8
Total Caps: 101
Total Goals: 46

While Brazil 2014 was not a tournament to shout about for England, Rooney finally scored his first World Cup Finals goal, netting the equaliser against Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

He also set up Daniel Sturridge's strike in the opening game against Italy, but ultimately the World Cup ended in disappointment.

However, following the international retirement of Steven Gerrard, Rooney was handed the captaincy for his country and he has relished the responsibility.

The 29-year-old has bagged six times in six outings this campaign – all England victories – including a winners against Norway and Estonia as well as a brace away in Scotland.

Rooney chalked up his 100th cap for his country against Slovenia in November and became the youngest England player to reach that landmark. Not content with that, he is now just three goals behind Sir Bobby Charlton's 44-year record.

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By FA Staff