One of those, his league debut against Arsenal in April 2010, saw him win the goal of the season award.He struck a volley from closer to the half way line than the goal, beating Wojciech Szczesny and helping his team to a 2-1 win. Even after that telling impact in a huge game, it took a spell at Sunderland for Rose to prove his worth to those watching at White Hart Lane.Marathonbet’s #Non League Challenge is a nationwide competition to find the best goal celebration in non-League football, with the winners awarded £20,000 and a friendly against a team of Legends.
Rowe, whom Sportsmail is following with Marathonbet in our Search for a Star, has only ever experienced non-League, turning down offers to stay with fifth-tier Fylde.
By the end of it, he had potentially strained his relationship with his manager after a tell-all newspaper interview.
But that seems as though it will pan out to just be a temporary stop on a career that has seen him develop into a brilliant player since leaving Leeds as a 17-year-old, with Rose now on the cusp of a £50million move to Manchester United.
The South Yorkshire pair formed a good friendship and spent their time watching others in their role worldwide to learn how to improve their games.
Dani Alves, Philipp Lahm and Marcelo were the examples cited.
At the time of his £1m move to Spurs in 2007, then-Leeds chairman Ken Bates commented: 'He's disappeared into the obscurity of the Spurs training ground.