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Former England striker Michael Owen is to retire from football at the end of the season.
Owen, 33, who scored 40 goals in 89 internationals, played for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United and is now at Stoke.
He said: “It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire.
“I have been very fortunate in that my career has taken me on a journey I could only have dreamed of.”
Owen burst on to the scene as a teenager at Liverpool and made England’s 1998 World Cup squad aged just 18. He announced himself on the world stage with a memorable solo goal against Argentina in that tournament and scored a hat-trick as England beat Germany 5-1 in Munich in September 2001.
He has scored 220 goals in his club career, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup (three times) and Uefa Cup. Owen was named European Footballer of the Year in 2001 – the first Englishman to do since Kevin Keegan in 1979.
Owen joined Stoke City at the...
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Former England striker Michael Owen says he will retire from soccer at the end of the Premier League season.
The 33-year-old Owen scored 40 goals for England in 89 appearances, making him one of his country's leading scorers. He also played at Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid in a club career that has been plagued by injuries.
He currently plays for Stoke in the...
Former England international Michael Owen has announced he will retire from football at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old striker made his name with Liverpool and went on to play for Real Madrid , Newcastle and Manchester United before signing for Stoke at the start of this season.
But Owen, who has been dogged by injury in the latter stages of his career, has found opportunities...
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Michael Owen‘s career has been wildly successful. Yet, he underachieved at the same time.
That paradox comes to light as the English soccer star announced that he will retire after the 2012-13 season. Tuesday’s news was met with a mix of acclaim, respect, nostalgia, melancholy and derision, among other sentiments.
Although his most glorious days came at the front end of his career...