Sir Bobby to present Rooney with golden boot

Date published: Thursday 1st October 2015 4:34

Wayne Rooney: Wants to start up front

Wayne Rooney will be presented with a golden boot by Sir Bobby Charlton ahead of England’s clash with Estonia to mark his international goalscoring achievements.

The England captain surpassed Charlton’s 45-year record when he scored his 50th international goal in September’s victory over Switzerland.

A late penalty in the 2-0 win saw Rooney become England’s all-time leading marksman as Roy Hodgson’s side maintained their 100 per cent record throughout the European Championship qualifying campaign.

Having already secured a place at next summer’s tournament, England host Estonia on October 9 ahead of a trip to Lithuania and the FA has a number of plans to mark Rooney’s achievement at Wembley.

Charlton will present the 29-year-old with a golden cast of a boot on the pitch before kick-off and there will also be a crowd-surfing flag that the FA has created in conjunction with Twitter.

Fans will be passing around the 20x20m flag which will display an image of Rooney celebrating his landmark strike made up of Tweets posted with the Rooney50 hashtag after he broke the record.

If, as expected, Rooney captains England in the fixture he will also draw level with Bobby Moore in fourth place on the all-time appearance makers for his country – joining the World Cup winning skipper on 108 caps.

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