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In pictures: Wayne Rooney’s career

The 33-year-old will join the Championship side in January.

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 50th goal for England against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)
Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his 50th goal for England against Switzerland (Mike Egerton/PA)

Wayne Rooney’s illustrious career will take a new turn when the 33-year-old DC United striker returns to English football with Derby as a player-coach.

Rooney’s journey in the game has taken him from teenage prodigy at Everton to multiple trophy-winner at Manchester United and England’s record goalscorer.

Here, PA takes a look back at his career in pictures.

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Wayne Rooney, top, celebrates scoring his first Everton goal as a 16-year-old against Arsenal with team-mate Kevin Campbell (Nick Potts/PA)
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Australia’s Craig Moore, right, tackles a 17-year-old Wayne Rooney on his senior England debut in February 2003 (Nick Potts/PA)
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Everton striker Wayne Rooney posing with his new Ford Sportka car after passing his driving test in August 2003 (PA)
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New Manchester United signing Wayne Rooney, right, and manager Sir Alex Ferguson in August 2004 (Gareth Copley/PA)
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Wayne Rooney is sent off after stamping on Ricardo Carvalho during the 2006 World Cup quarter-final clash with Portugal (Martin Rickett/PA)
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Wayne Rooney lifts the Barclays Premiership trophy for the first time at the end of the 2006-07 season (Martin Rickett/PA)
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Rooney celebrates Manchester United’s 2008 Champions League victory over Chelsea with his team-mates (Owen Humphreys/PA)
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Wayne Rooney becomes England’s leading goalscorer after reaching 50 from the penalty spot to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s record (Mike Egerton/PA)
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Wayne Rooney signs autographs after rejoining Everton in July 2017 (Nigel French/PA)
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Wayne Rooney during a DC United training session after his move to the MLS (DC United)

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