Michael Owen

England 2017

England's Michael Owen celebrates after scoring during the friendly international between England and Croatia, at Portman Road, Ipswich.

Michael Owen burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old scoring on his Liverpool debut against Wimbledon. Soon the world took notice after an outstanding individual goal at the 1998 World Cup when he was still just 18. In 2001 he won an incredible five trophies with Liverpool, and also became just the fourth Englishman to win the prestigious Balon d’Or. He would join the mighty Real Madrid in 2004, before spells with Newcastle United and Manchester United, where he would win the Premier League. He hung up his boots in 2013 after a stint at Stoke City.

Full name: Michael James Owen
Born:
14/12/1979, Chester, England
Clubs:
Liverpool (1996-2004), Real Madrid (2004-2005), Newcastle United (2005-2009), Manchester United (2009-2012), Stoke City (2012-2013)
International:
89 apps, 40 goals (1998-2008)
Position: Striker

Honours:

  • FA Cup (1): 2000-01
  • League Cup (3): 2000-01, 2002-03, 2009-10
  • FA Community Shield (2): 2001, 2010
  • UEFA Cup (1): 2001
  • Super Cup (1): 2001
  • Premier League (1): 2010-11
  • Ballon d’Or (1): 2001
  • World Soccer World Player of the Year (1):2001
  • PFA Young Player of the Year (1):1997–98