British soccer legend doesn't want Wayne Rooney to break his record

Tuesday November 18th, 2014

English striker Wayne Rooney is closing in on the record for most international goals by an Englishman. Gary Lineker, currently second on that list, is starting to get a little nervous.

After Rooney netted two goals in Tuesday's win over Scotland, Lineker shared some wishful thinking on Twitter.

Former Brazil star Ronaldo posts box jump fail video​

Rooney's brace moved his goal total to 46, two behind Lineker and three behind Bobby Charlton. Still, Lineker is more prolific than both Rooney and Charlton on a per game basis. His 48 goals came in only 80 games, while Charlton and Rooney each played over 100. 

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.