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Michael Owen Announces He Is To Retire From Soccer At The End of the Season: The Daily EPL

michael owen Michael Owen Announces He Is To Retire From Soccer At The End of the Season: The Daily EPL

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:

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20 Responses to Michael Owen Announces He Is To Retire From Soccer At The End of the Season: The Daily EPL

  1. Dean Stell says:

    Ha….watching him “High Five” with Peter Crouch. :)

  2. Marc says:

    To bad for his injuries. Could of been an England legend.

    • The Gaffer says:

      I disagree there Marc. I would still categorize him as an England legend.

      He’s the only England player to ever score in four major tournaments for England. And he’s the tenth most-capped England player of all time.

      He could have been even better if it wasn’t for his injuries.

      Cheers,
      The Gaffer

      • Marc says:

        Thats right Gaffer he could of been better. I can still hear the chants of “Owen for England” in France 98. I think going to Madrid was a mistake for him.

        • Dust says:

          I think Luka Modric would disagree with Yu… Ohh.. Wait….nope you are right….outside of Beckham and mcmanaman can you think of anyone from England that went there and we’re a success?

          • Marc says:

            Woodgate, Ha, ha

          • Rob says:

            I don’t think there were any more English players apart from Woodgate. And Beckham was hardly a success was he? Maybe in selling shirts, but on the field he was in and out of the side.

  3. Sammy says:

    “Referee Mark Halsey receives death threat after missing Callum MacManaman’s horror tackle”

    Oh dear, isn’t that a bit too much? Get over yourselves, people.

  4. CTBlues says:

    I got my hopes up when I was reading the headline “The EPL to hold talks with the Football League and the SPL..” thinking it was going to say talks of Celtic joining the First Division were going on.

  5. Dust says:

    If Newcastle Utd actually sue the Wigan player for that challenge I will want them to be relegated every season until they are out of to league.

    Absolutely ludicrous… Poor challenge ? Yes but not with intent to harm the player. It’s not criminal!
    Under Pardew Newcastle are becoming even more whiny than a whiny thing on nantional whiny day, can’t stand him!

    Paul gascoigne’s challenge on des walker was far worse….so was the cantona Kung fu Kick! The world has gone nuts, it’s a hazard of the job, a miss time challenge… Are Newcastle suggesting it was pre meditated?

    Lunacy !!

  6. Yespage says:

    Michael Owen retired from playing football years ago. I think he just announced he will be retiring from sitting on the bench at the end of this year.

    Michael Owen was a favorite of mine years ago. His speed was unbelievable. It is a shame that his career was shackled by injuries. It is incredible what he did in the period of time he was healthy.

  7. Guy says:

    Well, we can all put the McManaman challenge behind us now. The FA says they can’t do a thing.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/mar/19/callum-mcmanaman-fa-massadio-haidara

  8. Dave says:

    Moving to Madrid was the worse move he made. He was never the same after. Shame as he was one of the best strikers in the world before he moved to Madrid. His best years were with Liverpool. Unfortunately for him by playing for Manchester United he became a pariah and Liverpool supporters have never forgiven him since.

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