The golden boot that Wayne Rooney will be presented with at Wembley in recognition of his England goal recordby Rohan Toure 08/10/2015 19:58:00 0 comments 1 Views
- Wayne Rooney will be presented with a golden boot on Friday evening
- England captain is set for award before missing qualifier against Estonia
- Sir Bobby Charlton, whose record Rooney broke, will make presentation
- Pictures show the 50-goal achievement-marking boot for the first time
By Oliver Todd for MailOnline
Published: 23:49 GMT, 8 October 2015 | Updated: 23:58 GMT, 8 October 2015
Wayne Rooney will miss England's Friday-night clash with Estonia at Wembley, but that will not ruin what is set to be a special occasion for the nation's new all-time record goalscorer.
England captain Rooney will be presented with a golden boot on the famous turf ahead of Friday's European Championship qualifier by England's second-highest scorer, Sir Bobby Charlton.
The image below gives a first glimpse at the 24-carat gold-plated commemorative prize that the 29-year-old will parade in front of an expected 75,000-strong crowd at the national stadium.
Wayne Rooney will be presented with this golden boot in recognition of becoming England's record goalscorer
Rooney scored his 50th England goal in last month's win over Switzerland and will be honoured on Friday
The England captain will be presented with the boot by the man whose record he broke, Sir Bobby Charlton
Charlton will hand the boot over to the Rooney on the Wembley pitch before the Estonia game on Friday
The Football Association commissioned silversmiths Thomas Lyte, who also work on the Emirates FA Cup, to produce the boot that marks Rooney's 50th England goal.
The Manchester United striker found the net from the penalty spot in last month's 2-0 win over Switzerland to put himself top of the goalscoring charts.
The text on the ceremonial boot's base reads: 'This boot was presented by Sir Bobby Charlton at Wembley Stadium on 9 October 2015 to mark Wayne Rooney becoming England's all-time leading goal-scorer.
'Congratulations Wayne from The Football Association and thank you for everything you have done for the team and country.'
Rooney was handed a special shirt with 'Rooney 50' on the back marking his achievement following the Switzerland win by manager Roy Hodgson but that was deemed insufficient to mark his half-century of goals.
In a post-match dressing room speech on the night Rooney told his team-mates: 'I'd like to thank every one of you, coaches, players, staff who I've worked with for such a long time.
Rooney was presented with a commemorative shirt by Roy Hodgson but there is still more to come for him
The Manchester United striker delivered a rousing speech to his team-mates after breaking the record
Rooney smashed his spot-kick into the top corner to seal victory and the personal record last month
'This is such a huge moment for myself and my family and my career. Hopefully for the team, for myself, there's a lot more to come — we can be successful.'
He added: 'Hopefully there's a lot of young lads coming through, Harry (Kane), Ross (Barkley), Raheem (Sterling), who can come close and even pass me in the future. I'm grateful, it means the world to me, and thank you very much.'
A special flag will also be on show at Wembley on Friday night to mark the breaking of Charlton's 45-year record.
Rooney will also miss Monday's game against Lithuania with the ankle injury that has prevented him from training this week, although it is not expected to keep him out of Manchester United's next game against his former club Everton on October 17.
England fans will show off a special banner in recognition of the achievement, even with Rooney out injured