James Vaughan (16 years, 270 days), EVERTON v Crystal Palace (10/4/05)
After a flurry of appearances towards the start of his professional career with Everton, the young striker found first team football hard to come by. He was subsequently loaned out to succession of Championship clubs until being sold to newly promoted Norwich in 2011. Aged 24, he is currently on a season long loan at Huddersfield.
James Milner (16 years, 356 days), LEEDS UNITED v Sunderland (26/12/02)
The versatile midfielder has built impressively on his debut goal and gone on to become a household name, racking up 32 senior England caps in the process. Currently in his twelfth Premier League season, Milner has a League title, an FA Cup, a Community Shield and a Young Player of the Year award (2009/10) to his name.
Wayne Rooney (16 years, 360 days), EVERTON v Arsenal (19/10/02)
Rooney's career has rocketed since his debut goal against Arsenal in October 2002. The host of personal awards accumulated by the striker pales in comparison to his four league titles, his Champions' League medal, and his 32 senior England goals.
Cesc Fabregas (17 years, 113 days), ARSENAL v Blackburn (25/8/04)
The only player in the list to have achieved any international honours, the Spaniard has won the World Cup and two European Championships, as well as an FA Cup and Copa Del Ray winners' medals since scoring in his debut season for Arsenal.
Michael Owen (17 years, 143 days), LIVERPOOL v Wimbledon (6/5/07)
Owen scored on his league debut, but he really burst onto the scene in his second season with 18 goals. He went on to score 118 league goals for the Liverpool, as well as 40 for England, before sealing a high-profile move to Real Madrid. The striker's career was blighted by injury in the years that followed, and he is currently on a one-year deal with Stoke City. Owen was the last British player to win the Ballon D'or.
Andy Turner (17 years, 166 days), TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR v Everton (5/9/92)
Andy Turner became the youngest Premier League goal scorer in September 1992 in Spurs' 2-1 home win against Everton. Over the next twelve years, Turner played for 19 different clubs before settling in his current role as manager of Alsager FC.
Federico Macheda (17 years, 226 days), MANCHESTER UNITED v Aston Villa (5/4/09)
The young Italian began his United career with a bang, scoring a dramatic, last-gasp winner against Aston Villa in April 2009, helping the Red Devils to clinch the league title that season. He has since struggled for first team football at United, and has been loaned out to Sampdoria and QPR respectively, before returning to Manchester in early 2012 after injury ended his season.
Raheem Sterling (17 years, 317 days), LIVERPOOL v Reading (20/10/12)
Having scored his debut league goal against reading on Saturday, Sterling becomes Liverpool's second youngest goal scorer. The Jamaican-born winger has represented England at Under-16 to 21 levels, and was called up to the full squad in September. Sterling is touted as one of the brightest young talents in the game, and has been tipped for an illustrious career with England.
Mikael Forssell (17 years, 342 days), CHELSEA v Nottingham Forest (20/2/99)
Generally deemed one of the best Finnish players of all time, Forrsell scored his debut league goal for Chelsea in 1999 against Nottingham Forest. The striker left west London in search of first team opportunities, and following a successful loan spell at Birmingham City, was transferred to the midlands club in 2005. Forssell spent last season at Leeds United and is currently a free agent.
Danny Cadamarteri (17 years, 343), EVERTON v Barnsley (20/9/97)
Another product of Everton's youth system, Cadamarteri opened his Premier League account in a 4-2 win over Barnsley in September 1997. Following a court appearance for assault in 2001, the midfielder left the Toffees and went on to represent an array of lower league clubs. He now plies his trade at League One outfit Carlisle United.