Michael Owen

  • Date of birth : 14/12/1979
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : England England
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Michael Owen

Michael Owen

Clubs: Liverpool FC, Real Madrid CF, Newcastle United FC, Manchester United FC

UEFA honours
UEFA Champions League:
runner-up 2011
UEFA Cup: 2001
UEFA Super Cup: winner 2001

• Scored on his debut for Liverpool in May 1997 and enjoyed a meteoric rise to stardom the following season with 18 Premier League goals.

• Became the youngest player capped by England − against Chile in February 1998 − and scored a brilliant solo goal against Argentina at the FIFA World Cup later that year.

• Goal count reached double figures in each of his next six Premier League campaigns with Liverpool and he won five cups with the Merseysiders in 2001, including the UEFA Cup; totalled 158 goals in 297 appearances and was Liverpool's top scorer in every season bar the last before joining Madrid in 2004.

• Scored a stunning hat-trick for England in a 5-1 win against Germany in 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifying; form for club and country earned him the Ballon d'Or in 2001.

• Appeared in five successive major tournaments but suffered a knee ligament injury at the 2006 FIFA World Cup that sidelined him until April the following year.

• Despite 13 league goals for Madrid, he left after just one season to join Newcastle; spent four injury-ravaged seasons on Tyneside, culminating in relegation from the Premier League in 2009.

• Joined Manchester United on a free transfer; unable to secure a regular first-team place but scored a memorable UEFA Champions League hat-trick in the final game of the 2009/10 group stage against VfL Wolfsburg.

• Scored two league goals in 11 appearances (one start) as United won the championship for a record 19th time in 2010/11, the first league title of Owen's career.

Last updated: 28/07/11 18.40CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 06/07/2013 22:36 CET
05.01.2013English FA CupThird roundCrystal PalaceCrystal Palace0-0StokeStoke5300

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Michael Owen
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (age): 14/12/1979 (33)
  • Country: England

  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 69kg

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    16/09/97: Celtic 2-2 Liverpool
  • National team: UEFA European Under-16 Championship (Qualifying round)
    23/10/95: England 1-0 Belgium

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

England U-2111
England U-1895
England U-1666

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid51
Man. United94
UEFA Super Cup
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 04/01/2013 03:59 CET