• Aged 16 Wayne Rooney makes his senior debut for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw at Goodison on August 17, 2002.
  • He nets his first goal in the Premier League with a stunning late winner against champions Arsenal at Goodison.
  • Rooney's temper is exposed as he receives his first red card in the Premier League against Birmingham City.
  • The Evertonian becomes the youngest player to win a full England cap after a second-half substitute appearance against Australia at Upton Park.
  • At 17 years and 317 days, he becomes England's youngest goalscorer with an equaliser in the Euro 2004 qualifier against Macedonia.
  • At Euro 2004 Rooney scores a brace against Croatia to seal a place for England in the quarter-finals.
  • Outstanding form at the tournament is prematurely ended after Rooney suffers a broken metatarsal against Portugal.
  • Despite his injury in the summer, Wayne Rooney recovers in time to complete a transfer switch to Manchester United for £27m.
  • On his United debut, he scores a stunning hat-trick against Fenerbahce in a 6-2 Champions League victory.
  • The Manchester United striker scores twice as they beat Wigan 4-0 in the Carling Cup final, leading to Rooney's first senior trophy.
  • Rooney sees red in the World Cup 2006 quarter-final against Portugal after he stamps on Ricardo Carvalho's groin.
  • Manchester United clinch the Premier League title in 2006/07 and Rooney picks up his first league winners' medal.
  • The greatest achievement of his career comes when Manchester United edge Chelsea on penalties in the 2008 Champions League final.
  • In November 2008 he scores the 100th goal of his career in the Manchester derby at the City of Manchester Stadium.
  • In 2009, Rooney captains England for the first time in an International Friendly against Brazil in Doha.
  • Rooney bags 33 goals in all competitions in the 2009/10 season and picks up the PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year awards.
  • Following some criticism for his lack of goals in the 2010/11 season, Rooney silences his doubters with a spectacular overhead kick against Man City.
  • A disappointing 2010/11 season is capped by defeat in the Champions League final, despite the talisman finding the net at Wembley.
  • Still the Old Trafford club clinch the league title with Rooney picking up his fourth Premier League winners medal.
  • In 2011/12 Rooney enjoys a career best season for Manchester United with 34 goals.
  • Rooney, aided and abetted by Robin van Persie, has fired United to the brink of another title but speculation persists he may be sold this summer

Wayne Rooney

Aged 16 Wayne Rooney makes his senior debut for Everton against Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw at Goodison on August 17, 2002.