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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 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Dave

    March 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    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.

  2. Guy

    March 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    What are international breaks good for, you ask?

    This stuff! 😀

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/mar/19/transfer-rumours-petr-cech-arsenal

    • CTBlues

      March 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      It will be a cold day in hell when Chelsea sells Cech to the arse.

      • Sacto Blues

        March 19, 2013 at 3:20 pm

        No way would Chelsea sell Cech to Arsenal or anyone else in the Premier League. Slow news day in the English media today.

        • dust

          March 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

          Yeah I agree.. No way would chelsea sack the manager during the UCL and FA cup wins … especially after 3 months.. so on that basis no way would they sell cech… oh.. no..wait..

          • Guy

            March 19, 2013 at 3:47 pm

            evil 😉

  3. Guy

    March 19, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    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

  4. Yespage

    March 19, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    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.

  5. Dust

    March 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

    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 !!

    • Sammy

      March 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      I guess people are just filled with too much anger these days.

  6. CTBlues

    March 19, 2013 at 9:28 am

    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.

    • Mufc77

      March 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

      I thought the same thing.

  7. Sammy

    March 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

    “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.

  8. Marc

    March 19, 2013 at 8:09 am

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

    • The Gaffer

      March 19, 2013 at 8:50 am

      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

        March 19, 2013 at 9:41 am

        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

          March 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

          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

            March 19, 2013 at 10:15 am

            Woodgate, Ha, ha

          • Rob

            March 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

            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.

  9. Dean Stell

    March 19, 2013 at 7:19 am

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

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