The Manchester United star started the Euro 2016 Group B game at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens and played for the entire 90 minutes.
England came from a goal down to get the better of Wales 2-1 and retain their chances of progressing past the group stage.
The 30-year-old, who is a forward by trade, played in midfield and gave a very composed and mature performance for the Three Lions.
The former Everton star took three shots, had a pass accuracy of 91%, created five chances, put in 10 crosses, attempted eight dribbles, and made one interception.
Tottenham midfielder Carroll, who is 24 years of age and is a former England Under-21 international, was following the match, and he was impressed with the performance of Rooney.
Come on England !!!— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) June 11, 2016
What a buzz! Rooney bossed it— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) June 16, 2016
England are at the top of Euro 2016 Group B at the moment with four points from two matches, a point clear of Wales and Slovakia, who are currently second and third respectively in the standings.