WAYNE Rooney, captain of England football team and Manchester United has emerged as England’s player of the Year for the fourth time. Rooney was voted as England’s best footballer having breaking his country’s scoring record, the Football Association announced on Tuesday, January 5.
The 30-year-old striker has scored 51 goals for England in all competitions, breaking Bobby Charlton’s longstanding record of 49. He was the top scorer with seven goals as to qualify Roy Hodgson-led team to Euro 2016 with a perfect record of 10 wins.
Rooney received 37 percent of the votes in a poll of England Supporters Club members. He previously won the award in 2008, 2009 and 2014.
Jack Butland, Stoke City goalkeeper, who has produced some spectacular performances this season, was elected the Under-21s player of the Year.
Rooney and Butland, 22, will be presented with their awards prior to England’s friendly against Germany in Berlin on March 26.
— Jan 5, 2016 @ 14:05 GMT