Parker factfile

Sky Sports looks back at Scott Parker's career after he picked up the Football Writers' Footballer of the Year prize.

A richly deserved Player of the Month gong

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Scott Parker has enjoyed a wonderful season at the centre of the West Ham midfield. We look at his career.

1980: Born October 13 in Lambeth.

1993: First comes to national attention as a ball-juggling 13-year-old in an advertisement for McDonald's.

1997: August - Signs professional terms with Charlton.

December - Makes his league debut for Charlton at the age of 17 in a 4-1 defeat at Sheffield United. Booked despite only playing for the final 19 minutes of the match.

1998-99: Makes just four Premier League appearances as the Addicks make an instant return to Division One.

2000: March - Scores his first goal at senior level, netting the winner as Charlton beat QPR 2-1, having signed a new four-year contract with the club earlier in the month.

May 7 - Claims a First Division title winners' medal as Charlton return to the Premiership.

October 31 - Moves to Norwich on loan, making six league appearances and scoring one goal before returning to The Valley a month later.

2002: May - Booked nine times and sent off once for Charlton and also represents England at Under-21 level at the European Championships.

December - Scores an incredible solo goal in the last minute as Charlton overturn a 1-0 deficit to beat Leeds 2-1 at Elland Road.

2003: January - Bags a brace as Charlton beat West Ham 4-2 at The Valley.

February - Called into the senior England squad for the first time for the friendly against Australia, though he does not play as an experimental England team lose 3-1 at Upton Park.

November - Makes England debut in 3-2 defeat by Denmark at Old Trafford, coming on as a 66th-minute substitute.

2004: January - Completes £10million move to Chelsea.

April - Named PFA young player of the year. Makes 11 Premiership appearances for Chelsea as the Blues finish second under boss Claudio Ranieri, who is replaced by Jose Mourinho.

2005: December 18 - Makes only four Premiership appearances for Chelsea in first half of season - including one start - before breaking bone in his foot after coming on as substitute at Norwich.

March 8 - An unused substitute for the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Barcelona, he later suffers a relapse in his comeback from injury and misses rest of season as Chelsea win league.

June 15: Joins Newcastle in a £6.5million transfer on five-year contract.

September 15 - Sent off for two bookable offences in Premiership match against Fulham.

2006: March - Ruled out for rest of 2005-06 season with glandular fever.

August - Scores in 2-1 win over Wigan in first game of new season.

September - Scores against Fulham but is visibly upset after a challenge on Jimmy Bullard that left his opponent with a dislocated knee.

October - Wins third England cap in 2-0 Euro 2008 qualifying defeat by Croatia in Zagreb.

2007: May - Misses last game of the season after undergoing hernia operation. Finishes the campaign with four goals and 10 yellow cards for his club.

June 6 - Joins West Ham for £7million, signing a five-year deal with the club.

2009: May - Named Hammer of the Year after being voted West Ham's player of the month three times in succession: in January, February and March.

2010: May - Wins Hammer of the Year for second season running.

June - Called up to Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional England World Cup squad. However, Parker does not make the final 23.

July - Hammers chairman David Sullivan rejects an offer from Tottenham for Parker, saying he is not for sale at any price.

September - Signs a new five year contract with West Ham, in the process becoming their highest-paid player of all time.

2011 : February 9 - Makes his first England appearance since October 2006, replacing Jack Wilshere at half time in a 2-1 friendly victory in Denmark.

February 12 - West Ham team-mate Carlton Cole tells how Parker gave an "inspirational" half-time pep talk with the Hammers 3-0 down to West Brom. They come back to claw a 3-3 draw.

March 4 - Named Barclays Premier League player of the month for February.

March 19 - Manages to play in West Ham's 0-0 home draw against Tottenham despite the death of his father, Mick, the previous evening after a long battle with illness.

March 26 - Starts in England's Euro 2012 qualifying game away to Wales. England emerge 2-0 winners.

April - Nominated for the PFA Player of the Year but loses out to Gareth Bale. However, wins FWA award.

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