6-9-2003: Wayne Rooney scores his first England goal at the age of 17 years and 317 days on this day in 2003. Rooney scored in the 53rd minute of England’s 2-1 away win over Macedonia in a European Championship Qualifier. David Beckham scored England’s winner from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute.
England’s team: James; G. Neville, A. Cole, Terry, Campbell; Butt, Beckham, Lampard, Hargreaves; Owen, Rooney.
- England’s youngest goalscorer at the World Cup Finals: Michael Owen, 18 years 190 days.
- England’s youngest goalscorer at the European Championship Finals: Wayne Rooney, 18 years 236 days.
- England’s youngest goalscorer: Wayne Rooney, 17 years 317 days.