Everton have a proud history of bringing their own young players through the academy.

It’s impressive enough getting them into the first team at such a young age but scoring shows they’re making a big impact too.

With all data via Everton Results, here are Everton’s five youngest goalscorers of all time…

Everton v Crystal Palace
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James Vaughan

Goal: 10 April 2005/Age: 16 years, 270 days

Vaughan remains the youngest goalscorer in Everton history for his strike in a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace.

He netted on his Toffees debut during the reign of David Moyes.

Vaughan showed decent movement to get across the front post and prod into an empty net, sealing a dream maiden appearance in the famous blue shirt.

Wayne Rooney

Goal: 19 October 2002/Age: 16 years, 360 days

This was the goal which announced Rooney as a Premier League player.

Rooney smashed in a long-range screamer against Arsenal, who were then reigning champions with David Seaman in goal.

The goal won the game and marked the start of a long and successful career as Rooney went on to become England’s record goalscorer at international level.

Wayne Rooney of Everton celebrates scoring the equalising goal
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Tommy Lawton

Goal: 13 February 1937/Age: 17 years, 130 days

The 7-2 away defeat to Wolves made it a game to forget for Everton.

But it was one to remember for Lawton, who was of course at this point Everton’s youngest goalscorer.

His record stood for over 65 years before Rooney broke it.

Alan Tyrer

Goal: 23 April 1960/Age: 17 years, 137 days

Tyrer netted the only goal in a 1-0 home win over Leeds in 1960 and marked his name down in the club’s history forever.

Bert Llewellyn

Goal: 22 August 1956/Age: 17 years, 199 days

Llewellyn’s strike came in a home defeat to Blackpool near the start of the 1956/57 season.