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'A player's player' - The world reacts to Rooney's international retirement

6:51 PM IST 23/08/17
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring for Everton v Stoke
The Everton striker has called time on his England career, and luminaries of the game have lined up to applaud his contribution

Wayne Rooney's retirement from international football has prompted an outpouring of goodwill from those within the game.

The Everton forward calls time on his England career at the age of 31, having racked up a number of records during his Three Lions career.

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Having made his debut against Australia in 2003, at the age of 17, Rooney went on to win 119 caps, the most of any outfield player in the nation's history, and became the country's all-time leading goalscorer with 53 goals.

Pundits and ex-players subsequently lined up to salute Rooney on social media as news of his retirement broke.