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Name Michael Owen
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc England and Liverpool’s boy-wonder, Michael Owen’s best years game in his youth before injury took its toll – both physical and mentally. Owen was the last Englishman to win the Ballon d’Or, having notably helped Liverpool to a Treble in the 2000/01 season. He scored 118 goals for the Reds across 216 league appearances

Affiliation

Club as Player Newcastle United
  Liverpool FC

Relationship

Coach Gerard Houllier
2003 04 26
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - Liverpool’s Michael Owen celebrates his second goal, the Reds’ third, with Milan Baros as West Bromwich Albion’s goalkeeper Russel Hoult looks on during the Premiership match at the Hawthorns

2013 11 05 Retrieve

[Michael Owen on Paul Scholes] Nobody on this planet has a range of passing like Paul Scholes. Training every day is a pleasure just watching him

2014 02 14 Retrieve

[Michael Owen on Steven Gerrard] I have played alongside some of the greatest footballers of my generation, but there is only one ex-team-mate I would rate higher than Steven Gerrard. The biggest compliment I can give him is he is second only to Zinedine Zidane in terms of his world-class status

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Michael Owen on Thierry Henry] He took the Premiership to a new level. We’ve had some good imports – Gianfranco Zola and Dennis Bergkamp among them – but he’s been the best. He beats players, he creates goals and he scores them. I’d pay to watch him

2016 11 05 Retrieve

[Former England forward Michael Owen discusses Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy] Even when Jamie Vardy was scoring loads of goals last season he wasn’t convincing me as a natural finisher. But then again Alan Shearer used a lot of brute force and power. Vardy does contribute to the team with his running into the channels and his closing down. But he’s in the team to score goals and we’ve seen a contrast from last season. He’s the type of centre forward or type of finisher that is very much head down and hit it. He doesn’t once lift his head. He almost hits it through goalkeepers. To be a finisher like that you need a lot of luck - sometimes you’ll have it, sometimes you won’t