Manchester United capture all-time England goalscoring record

by Sam Peoples

Wayne Rooney‘s brace against Bulgaria last night in England’s Euro 2012 qualifier means that Manchester United now top the all time goal scoring list for England when broken down by teams. Prior to last night, Tottenham Hotspur were atop the list with 189 goals but Rooney pushed United to the top of the pile with his excellent performance. There is still a long way to go before Rooney breaks any records that Bobby Charlton set for either club or country but with records falling quickly, this is set to be a great season for Rooney and Manchester United. Here is the full breakdown of the goals scored by England over the years:

Charlton, Robert 49
Rooney, Wayne Mark 28
Robson, Bryan 26
Taylor, Thomas 16
Scholes, Paul 14
Beckham, David Robert Joseph 11
Coppell, Stephen James 7
Rowley, John Frederick 6
Edwards, Duncan 5
Pearson Stanley C. 5
Pearson, James Stuart 5
Connelly, John Michael 3
Wilkins, Raymond Colin 3
Bradley, Warren 2
Ferdinand, Rio 2
Halse, Harold James 2
Ince, Paul Emerson Carlyle 2
Richardson, Kieran Edward 2
Sheringham, Edward Paul 2
Wall, George 2
Brown, Wes 1
Cole, Andrew Alexander 1
Kidd, Brian 1
Spence, Joseph Walter 1
Stiles, Norbert Peter 1
Viollet, Dennis Sydney 1
Webb, Neil John 1

Total Goals: 199

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