Video: Gibraltar star Jake Gosling gets the Rooney treatment after setting record

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With two goals from 10 games for Gibraltar to date, Bristol Rovers’ Jake Gosling, like Wayne Rooney, is an all-time top international goalscorer.

Jake Gosling may never play on the biggest stage in football but he got a taste of what it must be like to be Wayne Rooney this week, thanks to a cheeky tribute from his Bristol Rovers teammates.

The 22-year-old winger currently plies his trade in League Two with the Gas, having moved to the Memorial Ground from Exeter in 2014.

But there’s something about Gosling that makes him slightly different to your average fourth-tier grafter – his father was born in Gibraltar.

As a result, he’s eligible to play for the Gibraltar national team and, following the retirement of Danny Higginbotham, may just be their biggest star.

So when the midfielder found the net for the second time on international duty this week, with a consolation goal in Gibraltar’s 8-1 defeat to Poland, he made a little bit of history in the process.

In doing so he became the only player in the brief history of the national team to score two goals.

So while Rooney had to score 50 goals to become England’s all-time top scorer over the course of 107 matches, Gosling has managed a similar feat in just 10 games.

And his Bristol Rovers teammates decided to rib him about it.

Whether Gosling goes on to great things remains to be seen but, for now, let’s let him enjoy his moment.

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