On This Day – Wayne Rooney Scores His First England Goal

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.

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