Wayne Rooney: The goals, games, fame and shame in 100 moments

The Manchester United and England captain is set to win his 100th cap this weekend

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This weekend Wayne Rooney will collect his 100th England cap in front of a near sell-out crowd at Wembley.

The milestone, which will come during the Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia, will see the national team captain join a select group that currently consists of just eight players including Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and Bobby Moore.

Yet despite being a regular for the Three Lions over the last decade and scoring an impressive 43 goals along the way, Rooney continues to divide opinion.

His years with the national team have run parallel with a period of frustration and disappointment for England, with consistent failure at every major tournament plaguing the side. Rooney himself says he can't be considered an England great unless he wins a trophy with the Three Lions.

Video: Watch the best and worst moments of Rooney's career

Yet there is no denying the Manchester United captain has enjoyed an incredible career since bursting onto the scene with Everton. Success with England may have not been achieved, but silverware at club level and plaudits on both the domestic and international front have been in plentiful supply.

And for the best player of his generation, controversy has never been too far from surfacing either.

To mark Rooney reaching 100 caps, we look back at his career in 100 moments - from the great goals and games to the on and off-field moments that have stood out, including the ones he'd rather forget.

 

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