Wayne has been named as the Vauxhall England Player of the Year for 2015, retaining the title for the second successive year.

The voting has been open over the last few weeks via the England Supporters Club before the deadline passed at midnight on Sunday.

And captain Rooney can add another accolade to his account for last year after also becoming the Three Lions’ all-time top goalscorer, with 37 per cent of the votes to claim the England POTY for a fourth time.

The Manchester United striker scored five goals in his eight England appearances during 2015, including his record-breaking penalty against Switzerland which took his overall international tally to 50 to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton’s record.

Wayne was delighted to have won the award, he said: “To win this award is always a huge honour and to win it for a fourth time is something I’m very proud of. The fact it’s voted for by the fans is what makes it very special for me. It’s been a great year for the team and for me personally, we qualified for the European Championships with a 100% record and I managed to overtake Sir Bobby Charlton to become England’s all-time leading goal scorer. Congratulations also to Jack Butland who won the U21 award, it’s well deserved and I’m sure he’s going to be a great goalkeeper for England. I would like to thank all the fans for their continued support and hopefully 2016 will be an even better year!”

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