Ten years ago, the Guardian posted this list of the world’s most wanted young players. A decade on, we look back at their picks, and see how things have turned out.
Age 18 Club Everton Position Striker Nationality English
“Currently experiencing a difficult second season but a certain member of England’s team for Euro 2004.”
Wayne Rooney joined Manchester United in the summer and has just reached his 100th cap for England. An unqualified HIT.