Michael Owen has announced that he plans on retiring from soccer at the end of this season, aged 33.
The former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and now Stoke City striker has decided to hang up his boots after a stellar 17-year career. Owen won the Ballon D’Or in 2001, as well as medals for one league title, 3 League Cups, 1 FA Cup, 1 UEFA Cup and much more. At Liverpool, he made 216 appearances and scored 118 goals.
Michael Owen played 89 times for England scoring 40 goals at an international level.
Owen has scored lots of memorable goals in his career, but perhaps this one — for England against Argentina, in the 1998 World Cup — will go down as his most famous one:
Here are today’s Premier League news headlines:
- Michael Owen announces he is to retire from football at the end of the season — BBC Sport
- Referee Mark Halsey receives death threat after missing Callum McManaman’s horror tackle — Telegraph
- Liverpool will target Swansea City’s Ashley Williams as replacement for Carragher — Liverpool Echo
- The story of Santi Cazorla’s goal celebrations for Arsenal — Arsenal FC
- Phil Neville is under consideration for a coaching role with England’s U21s at the Euros — ToffeeWeb
- Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup unlikely to turn to fringe men — This Is South Wales
- EPL to hold talks with the Football League, SPL and other Euro leagues to discuss match-fixing — Sky Sports
- Chelsea defender Gary Cahill ruled out of England’s game in San Marino on Friday — The FA
- West Ham’s Matthew Taylor played with a broken jaw against Chelsea — The Mail
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