'It means the world to me' - Wayne's speech to his team

Tuesday 08 Sep 2015
Wayne Rooney gives a speech to his team-mates

An emotional Wayne Rooney addressed his team-mates in the Wembley dressing room after becoming England's greatest-ever goalscorer.

The Three Lions captain finally broke Sir Bobby Charlton's 45-year record, smashing home a late penalty to seal a 2-0 victory over Switzerland.

The result will send Roy Hodgson's men to France 2016 as group winners, but the night truly belonged to Rooney.

England 2-0 Switzerland

UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier
Group E
Wembley Stadium connected by EE
Tuesday 8 September 2015

He was given a hero's reception back in the dressing room by the rest of the England squad, as the manager presented the man of the moment with a special 'Rooney 50' shirt.

"Thank you to everyone here - the coaches, the players, the staff who I've worked with for such a long time," Rooney said in his speech.

"It's such a huge moment for myself and my family in my career.

"Hopefully for the team, for myself, there is a lot more to come and we can be successful. Hopefully there's a lot of the younger lads, Harry [Kane], Ross [Barkley], Raheem [Sterling] coming through who can come close in the future and even pass me.

"I'm grateful, it means the world to me. Thank you very much."

You can watch Wayne's speech in the player below...

Watch Wayne Rooney's speech to his team-mates


By FA Staff