8. James VAUGHAN
PUBLISHED: 18:35 12 July 2011 | UPDATED: 16:13 15 June 2012
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Everton's James Vaughan became Paul Lambert's first summer signing when he joined the Canaries in May 2011 on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
Born: Birmingham (14 July, 1988)
Height: 5ft, 11in.
Weight: 12st, 9lbs.
Date signed: 27 May, 2011
Signed from: Everton, undisclosed fee
Contract: June 2014
City debut: TBC
Former clubs: Everton, Derby County (loan), Leicester City (loan), Crystal Palace (loan)
International honours: England U21 (4 caps, 0 goals)
Season 2011/12 apps: 6 Goals: 0
Norwich City apps: 6 Goals: 0
Everton (06-09): 11 starts, plus 49 as sub, 9 goals.
Derby (06-09): 2 starts, 0 goals.
Leicester (06-09): 2 starts, plus 6 as sub, 1 goal.
Palace (09-11): 28 starts, plus 2 as sub, 9 goals.
Total: 43 starts, plus 57 as sub, 19 goals.
In April 2005, Vaughan became Evertons youngest ever player, beating the record previously held by Joe Royle by 11 days - a record since broken by Jose Baxter. A goal on his debut not only made him Evertons youngest ever scorer, surpassing Wayne Rooney, but he also overtook James Milner as the Premier Leagues youngest scorer.
A knee ligament injury suffered on England Under-18 duty the following season stunted his club progress and Vaughan has been restricted to just eight league starts for the Toffees. The Birmingham-born frontman had loan spells at Derby and Leicester prior to an extended spell at Palace in the 2010/11 season where he scored nine goals in 30 appearances.