PICTURE: England Euro 2016 footballer Danny Rose has kickbaout in Doncaster alleyway

Danny Rose has a kickabout in the back streets of Doncaster in 2009. (Photo: Marie Caley).Danny Rose has a kickabout in the back streets of Doncaster in 2009. (Photo: Marie Caley).
Danny Rose has a kickabout in the back streets of Doncaster in 2009. (Photo: Marie Caley).
Here's a great picture of England's Doncaster-born Euro 2016 ace Danny Rose enjoying a kickabout - in one of the town's alleyways.

The picture was taken seven years ago when Danny was just starting to make an impact in the football world - and demonstrates just how far he has come in such a short space of time.

The 25-year-old left back and winger has played a key role in both of England's games so far in France, starring in both Saturday's 1-1 draw with Russia and yesterday's 2-1 win over Wales.

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And Danny, whose family still live in the town, will be hoping to fire Roy Hodgson's side to even greater success in Monday's game against Slovakia where a draw or victory will be enough to propel England into the last 16 of the competition.

Danny, born in Doncaster in 1990, started his professional career at Leeds United in 2006, having progressed through the club's youth ranks, but left for current club Tottenham Hotspur in July 2007, having never played for Leeds.

Having failed to break into the first team, he joined Watford on loan in March 2009 - when this photo was taken - making seven appearances, and then joined Peterborough United on loan in September 2009.

Having made six appearances for Peterborough, he returned to Tottenham, and made his debut for the latter club. Having still been unable to establish himself as a regular player, he joined Bristol City on loan in September 2010, and made 17 appearances. Although Rose became more involved in the Tottenham side during the 2011–12 season, making 20 appearances in all competitions, he spent the following season on loan to Sunderland, where he made 29 appearances.

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Rose played for England at the under-17 and under-19 levels before making his under-21 debut in 2009. Since then, he has established himself in the side, having made 29 appearances to date. He earned his first senior cap in a 3–2 victory against Germany in 2016.

He has also gone on to become a Tottenham regular and a fan favourite - a far cry from this great pic of him trying out a few ball skills in the terraced back streets of Doncaster.