The five current players with more international goals than Rooney

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The Manchester United man might be England's all-time top scorer but these five current stars are still ahead of the Three Lions striker.

It's official: after scoring his 50th goal for the Three Lions, Wayne Rooney is now England's all-time top goalscorer.

But before the Manchester United hitman rests on his laurels, it's important to note that there are five current internationals who stand tall ahead of Rooney as their own countries respective top marksmen.

From the familiar and famous to the fading and far away, here are the five all-time scorers still playing and very much in Rooney's sights.

5. Robin Van Persie – Holland - 49 goals in 98 international appearances

Rooney's former teammate made his Oranje debut against Romania way back in June 2005 and eventually surpassed the previous record Dutch scorer Patrick Kluivert with a hat-trick in an 8-1 World Cup qualifying victory over Hungary in October 2013.

Averages at 0.5 goals a game.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal - 55 goals in 120 international appearances

Another Manchester United alumni, Ronaldo's Portugal debut came against Kazakhstan in August 2003 with CR7 eventually surpassing Pauleta as the country's top goalscorer courtesy of a brace in a 5-1 friendly win over Cameroon in March 2014.

Averages 0.46 goals a game.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Sweden - 56 goals in 106 international appearances

Though Zlatan's first Sweden appearance came in a semi-competitive friendly with the Faroe Islands in January 2001, his proper debut came in October 2001 during a 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan in which he scored.

Surpassed Sven Rydell's record international tally with a goal in a 2-0 friendly victory over Estonia in September 2014.

Averages 0.52 goals a game.

2. Carlos Ruiz – Guatemala - 58 goals in 120 international appearances

Currently the highest paid player in central America, Ruiz made his name in Major League Soccer but arrived on the international scene way back in November 1998 with a debut appearance against Mexico.

Broke Juan Carlos Plata's all-time scoring record for Guatemala with four goals in a World Cup qualifier against Saint Lucia in June 2008. Has twice retired from international football only to reverse his decision.

Averages 0.48 goals a game.

1. Robbie Keane – Republic of Ireland - 67 goals in 141 international appearances

The Premier League legend and LA Galaxy favourite made his international bow for Ireland in friendly against Czech Republic in March 1998 and he would go on to break Niall Quinn's all-time scoring record with a brace against the Faroe Islands in October 2004.

Averages 0.47 goals a game.

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