Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 49th international goal
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 49th international goal

Wayne Rooney became England's joint-top goal-scorer this weekend, equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's 49 goals with a penalty against minnows San Marino.

He's got a long way to go before he gets in the world top 10, however, and would need another two to reach the top 100.

Top international football strikers:

1. Ali Daei, Iran, 109 goals in 149 caps

2. Ferenc Puskas, Hungary and Spain, 80 goals in 89 caps

3. Kunishige Kamamoto, Japan 80 in 84 caps

4. Hussein Saeed, Iraq, 78 in 137

5. Pelé, Brazil 77 in 92

6= Sándor Kocsi, Hungary 75 in 68

6= Bashar Abdullah, Kuwait 75 in 133

8= Majed Abdullah, Saudi Arabia, 71 in 116

8= Miroslav Klose, Germany 71 in 137

10= Stern John, Trinidad and Tobago, 70 in 115

10= Kiatisuk Senamuang, Thailand, 70 in 131

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