In pictures:BBC Sport's footballers of 2004
Wayne Rooney

What a year 2004 has been for 19-year-old Rooney.

At Euro 2004 in Portugal four goals rocketed him to superstardom until injury cruelly ended his, and ultimately England's, involvement at the tournament.

His 27m move from boyhood club Everton to Man Utd caused a storm but a superb hat-trick against Fenerbache announced his arrival at Old Traffor

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