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Last Updated: Monday, 17 May, 2004, 09:01 GMT 10:01 UK
Wayne Rooney
England's Wayne Rooney
Born: 24/10/85
Position: Striker
Club: Everton
Caps: 12
Goals: 3

Rooney made history when he got the first goal against FYR Macedonia by becoming the youngest player to score for England.

At just 17 years and 317 days old he erased Michael Owen from the record books.

Sven-Goran Eriksson's gamble to hand the teenager his first start against Turkey was repaid in spectacular fashion with a stunning display.

Rooney struggled against Slovakia, but the Everton striker has the talent to shine on the international stage and his strike against Macedonia proved vital.

He added to his goal tally against Liechtenstein and Denmark and his pace, power and natural talent make him the ideal partner for Owen.

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