Wayne Rooney last night made history by becoming England's all time leading goalscorer.
His penalty against Switzerland took his personal tally to 50, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton's record.
Rooney's feats began when he was still an Everton player, handed his debut back in 2003, and scored in the same year.
It was his performances for the Three Lions the following summer at Euro 2004 which really confirmed his rise as a superstar, a tournament showing he is yet to better.
His displays in Portugal led to Manchester United spending £30 million on prising him away from Everton, and he has gone onto win multiple Premier League titles plus a Champions League for the Red Devils.
For Everton it is a case of 'what might have been', especially considering the way their board stood firm this summer to resist an equal offer from Chelsea for star defender John Stones.
Most acrimony from fans felt towards Rooney has eased, with the striker even returning to the club this summer to play for them in Duncan Ferguson's testimonial.
Everton fans reacted with a mixture of feeling both proud, and wistful, as the forward netted his 50th goal for his country last night.
Here is a look at what they had to say via Twitter...
Watching Rooney break the record there, like seeing a picture of your ex looking gorgeous on her wedding day. Proud but it still hurts #efc— karlconnor (@thekarlconnor) September 8, 2015
Just face it English Football, Without Everton ? The game would be boring . Dixie Dean most goals , Saha fastest Fa Cup and now Rooney #EFC— kevin guest (@toblueforyou123) September 8, 2015
Delighted for Rooney He's carried far too much expectation for England over the years & regardless of people's opinion he loves Everton #efc— P@ulCurry (@BullensBantam) September 8, 2015
Well done Rooney -most Everton fans are made up for you— Armchaireverton (@Armchaireverton) September 8, 2015