Happy 40th Birthday Kevin Sinfield

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com - 10/10/2015 - Rugby League - First Utility Super League Grand Final - Leeds Rhinos v Wigan Warriors - Old Trafford, Manchester, England - Leeds captain Kevin Sinfield celebrates the win.

To celebrate his 40th birthday here is a look back at 40 images from the the legendary Leeds captain’s most iconic moments.

A young Kevin Sinfield made his first appearance at Wembley in a curtain raiser before the 1992 Challenge Cup Final.
A star of the Rhinos Academy, he was part of the Academy team who won the Championship in 1997, just days before making his first team debut.
In 1998 Sinfield captained the Academy to the Championship
Sinfield, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Gary Smith and George Rayner playing for England Schools U16s
Sinfield made his debut for Great Britain in 2001. Here he is that year, leaving the Australian defence, which included his future team mate Danny Buderus, in tatters on a surge upfield
Kevin Sinfield leads his team to their first Championship in 32 years with victory over Bradford Bulls in the 2004 Grand Final at Old Trafford
Sinfield with Danny McGuire after the team beat Canterbury Bulldogs at Elland Road to lift the World Club Challenge trophy in 2005
With Tony Smith after the Rhinos beat St Helens Saints in the 2007 Grand Final
A memorable night at Elland Road when Sinfield lift the World Club Challenge trophy for a second time against Melbourne Storm.
Enjoying the moment after the 2008 World Club Challenge win
Kevin Sinfield with team mates Scott Donald, Jamie Peacock, Gareth Ellis and Rob Burrow in the 2008 Dream Team
The moment when the Leeds captain knows his team have secured their third title after victory over St Helens in 2008
Kevin Sinfield lifts the Grand Final Trophy in 2008 at Old Trafford.
Representing his country in the 2008 Rugby League World Cup against New Zealand
Sinfield with Head Coach Brian McClennan after winning the 2009 League Leaders Sheild at Salford
Celebrating Lee Smith second Grand Final try in 2009
Celebrations as the Rhinos make it three Grand Final wins in a row against St Helens in 2009
Kevin with team mates Jamie Peacock, Keith Senior and Ryan Hall in the 2009 Super League Dream Team
Sinfield in action for England against New Zealand at the Galpharm Stadium in 2009
Leading out the team with his son at Wembley in the 2010 Challenge Cup Final
Kevin Sinfield celebrates with the fans after the 2011 Super League Grand Final victory
Sinfield lifts the Super League Trophy following victory in the 2011 Grand Final
Kevin Sinfield and Carl Ablett celebrate Ablett’s late try against Manly Sea Eagles in the 2012 World Club Challenge at Headingley.
Scoring one of five goals in a Harry Sunderland winning performance in the win over Warrington in the 2012 Grand Final
Celebrating his sixth Grand Final win as captain in 2012
Sinield leads out his England side at Wembley against New Zealand in the World Cup Final in 2013
The long wait is finally over as the Rhinos captain helps his team win the Challenge Cup for the first time since 1999
In 2014  Kevin Sinfield was honoured by the Queen in her Birthday Honours list and is appointed an MBE for services to rugby league.
Celebrating the 2014 Challenge Cup win with team mate Danny McGuire
Lining up at Wembley in the 2015 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final
Sinfield praises the fans after the 2015 Challenge Cup win
Lifting the Challenge Cup Final trophy with his good friend and team mate Jamie Jones-Buchanan who was unable to play due to injury.
An unforgettable night against Huddersfield in 2015 when the Rhinos won the League Leader’s Shield.
Stepping up for the kick in his final game at Emerald Headingley against St Helens
Finishing his Rhinos career in style in 2015 alongside Jamie Peacock and Kylie Leuluai by completing the treble with his seventh Grand Final win.
Thanking the fans as his Rhinos career came to an end at Old Trafford
Sinfield came second in the 2015 BBC Sports Personalty of the Year awards
In 2016 Sinfield was recognised for his fantastic contribution to the game and to the city with the ‘Leeds Award’, which was presented by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Judith Chapman.
In his role as the Head of the England Performance Unit, Sinfield welcomed RFL patron, Prince Harry, to Emerald Headingley
Making a cameo appearance in the 2019 pre-season friendly against Bradford Bulls in support of former team mate Rob Burrow