More: BBC SportWayne Rooney will captain England in Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino in front of a capacity 90,000 crowd at Wembley.
The Manchester United forward, 26, takes the role because of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard's respective absences through suspension and injury.
Rooney, who has won 76 caps, said: "This is something I'm really proud of.
"It's a big challenge for myself, and I'm excited. Hopefully we can cap the day off with a good victory."