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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, he persevered through a persistent string of injuries to walk away on his own terms at the ripe old (in striker’s terms) age of 33. It’s fitting that such a famous figure would provoke a wide range of opinions when it comes time to deliver a verdict on his playing career. Like life itself, his career was full of wonder, woe, joy and pain.
Owen’s retirement decision comes as no major shock. He failed to stay healthy and make an impact at Stoke City — the club he joined as a free agent in September. Stoke represented his last chance to prove that he could withstand the rigors of Premier League soccer and co...
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Michael Owen’s top five memorable matches - originally posted on Soccerlens.comFormer Liverpool hero and England striker Michael Owen has announced that he will retire at the end of the season. Over the last few years, his career has come to a halt with recurrent injuries and this season he only managed six league appearances for Stoke City, all coming from the bench.
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...
Newcastle assistant manager John Carver and Wigan coach Graham Barrow have been charged with misconduct by the Football Association.
The FA's action comes in relation to an incident at half-time during Sunday's Premier League match at the DW Stadium.
Carver was incensed with Wigan forward Callum McManaman following his challenge on Massadio Haidara as the players left the...
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...