Michael Owen

Position: Striker
Team: Manchester United
Born: December 14, 1979 (age 35)
Hometown: Chester, England
Height: 5ft 8in
Nationality: English
Fulham's USA player Clint Dempsey (L) congratulates Fulham's English striker Bobby Zamora (R) after he scores the second goal during the English Premier League football match on December 19, 2009
On this day: Manchester United slip to Fulham defeat
On this day in 2009, Manchester United's title ambitions suffered a blow after they fell to a surprise 3-0 defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Dec 19, 09:45
Steven Gerrard of England speaks with Raheem Sterling of England after he was shown a red card during the International friendly match between England and Ecuador at Sun Life Stadium on June 4, 2014
Steven Gerrard: Liverpool "perfect" club for Raheem Sterling development
Raheem Sterling is urged to sign a new deal at Liverpool by skipper Steven Gerrard, who says that the midfielder can continue to improve at the club.
Dec 19, 08:40
Michael Owen celebrates one of his three goals against Germany on September 08, 2001.
On this day: Michael Owen wins Ballon d'Or
Thirteen years ago today, Liverpool and England striker Michael Owen won the coveted Ballon d'Or award.
Dec 17, 09:58
Michael Owen of Liverpool celebrates scoring Liverpool's second goal during the match against AS Roma on February 15, 2001
English victories away to Roma
Ahead of Manchester City's crucial Champions League clash this evening, Sports Mole looks back at the three English sides that have won away at Roma.
Dec 10, 12:24
Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on December 2, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Christian Benteke could save Aston Villa's season'
Michael Owen thinks that Christian Benteke's return to goal-scoring form could "save" Aston Villa's season this term.
Dec 3, 19:57
Newcastle player Nile Ranger in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Everton at St James' Park on January 2, 2013
Nile Ranger: 'I blew my chance at Newcastle United'
Nile Ranger says that he "messed up" his chance of making the grade at Newcastle United.
Dec 2, 10:46
Diego Forlan of Manchester United celebrates scoring the second goal of the match with team-mates Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Liverpool and Manchester United held on December 1, 2002
On this day: Diego Forlan brace guides Manchester United past Liverpool
On this day in 2002, Diego Forlan scores twice as Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield.
Dec 1, 10:14
Wayne Rooney of England leaves with his 100th cap after being presented with it by Sir Bobby Charlton prior to during the EURO 2016 Qualifier Group E match vs Slovenia on November 15, 2014
Peter Shilton: 'Wayne Rooney will struggle to reach 125 caps'
Ex-England goalkeeper Peter Shilton claims that Wayne Rooney may struggle to beat his record of 125 caps for the Three Lions as "he's not getting any younger".
Nov 16, 16:36
Swansea player Wilfried Bony celebrates his penalty which gives them the lead during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Swansea City at Britannia Stadium on October 19, 2014
Michael Owen backs Swansea City to draw with Arsenal
Michael Owen backs Swansea City "to avoid defeat" against Arsenal in their Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium.
Nov 9, 07:16
Liverpool's English striker Daniel Sturridge celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Steven Gerrard: 'Daniel Sturridge best English striker I've played with'
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard rates injured forward Daniel Sturridge as the best English striker that he has played with during his 16-year Anfield career.
Oct 31, 22:35
Liverpool's Italian forward Mario Balotelli is pictured during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Hull City at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on October 25, 2014
Michael Owen: Mario Balotelli 'not the answer' to Liverpool's problems
Michael Owen says Liverpool's victory over Swansea City last night was a "big result", but maintains that Mario Balotelli is not the answer to the club's problems.
Oct 29, 06:48
Liverpool fans outside Anfield are offered a replacement shirt for their 'Balotelli 45' replicas by Paddy Power
Liverpool fans offered Fowler shirts in exchange for Mario Balotelli replicas
Liverpool fans at Anfield are able to swap a 'Balotelli 45' shirt for a replica with names such as Fowler and Owen in another light-hearted stunt by bookmaker Paddy Power.
Oct 25, 18:56
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates with team-mates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Arsenal FC and Galatasaray AS at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Manchester United may regret Danny Welbeck sale'
Michael Owen believes that Manchester United may have left themselves short of options in the future after selling striker Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
Oct 25, 05:34
Brad Friedel of Tottenham Hotspur during a pre season friendly match between Colchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Colchester Community Stadium on July 19, 2013
Brad Friedel: 'Harry Kane among best I've played with'
Talking to Sports Mole, goalkeeper Brad Friedel waxes lyrical about his young Tottenham Hotspur teammate Harry Kane.
Oct 24, 08:47
Liverpool's Italian striker Mario Balotelli plays during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at White Hart Lane in London on August 31, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Putting all the blame on Mario Balotelli is harsh'
Michael Owen believes that it is "harsh" to put all the blame on Mario Balotelli following Liverpool's 3-0 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Oct 23, 09:52
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
Michael Owen backs "revitalised" Liverpool to beat Queens Park Rangers
Michael Owen backs his former side Liverpool to beat QPR in the Premier League on Sunday, claiming that the Reds will be "revitalised" after the international break.
Oct 19, 07:24
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen expects another goal fest as Manchester City host Tottenham Hotspur
Michael Owen predicts a big win for Manchester City against Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon.
Oct 18, 08:10
England manager Roy Hodgson (L) talks to midfielder Raheem Sterling at the A.Le Coq Arena in Tallinn, Estonia on October 11, 2014
Michael Owen rubbishes burnout 'myth' amid Raheem Sterling controversy
Michael Owen suggests that burnout among footballers is a myth after Raheem Sterling was placed on the bench for England having admitted that he was tired.
Oct 17, 10:49
England midfielder David Beckham gives the thumbs-up to fans after winning their World Cup qualifying match against Andorra, Wembley Stadium, in London, England, on June 10, 2009
Estonia vs. England: Previous meetings
Ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying clash tomorrow, Sports Mole looks back on England's two previous meetings with Estonia.
Oct 11, 11:14
David Beckham despairs during the friendly between England and Germany on August 22, 2007
On this day: David Beckham sees red for England again
Back on this day in 2005, David Beckham became the first player to be sent off on two occasions for England during a 1-0 win over Austria.
Oct 8, 09:59
A stoic-looking Brendan Rodgers ahead of Liverpool's game with Man City on August 25, 2014
Basel vs. Liverpool: Previous meetings
Ahead of their Champions League clash tonight, Sports Mole looks back at the two previous encounters between Basel and Liverpool.
Oct 1, 10:59
Sander Westerveld of Liverpool wrestles with Francis Jeffers of Everton during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on September 27, 1999
On this day: Everton secure rare win at Anfield
Back on this day in 1999, Everton recorded a 1-0 Merseyside derby victory away at Liverpool thanks to an early goal from Kevin Campbell.
Sep 27, 09:59
Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on August 17, 2014
Michael Owen: Raheem Sterling can be "world class"
Ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen tips Raheem Sterling to develop into one of the world's best players.
Sep 10, 20:31
Michael Owen of England in action during the Euro 2008 Group E qualifying match between England and Estonia at Wembley Stadium on October 13, 2007
Michael Owen: 'England players scarred by World Cup'
Former England striker Michael Owen believes that the national team could be left 'scarred' by their poor performance at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Sep 9, 19:56
England's Michael Owen in action during the World Cup qualifier against Germany on September 1, 2001
Michael Owen: 'Faith lost in England national team'
Former England striker Michael Owen claims that fans remain uninspired by the national team.
Sep 9, 16:16
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
On this day: Michael Owen scores hat-trick to see off Aston Villa
On this day in 2000, Michael Owen scored a hat-trick within 33 minutes to help Liverpool to a 3-1 victory over Aston Villa at Anfield.
Sep 6, 11:56
England's Jermain Defoe eyes the ball during the World Cup 2014 qualifying football match between San Marino and England at Serravalle Stadium in San Marino on March 22, 2013
On this day: Jermain Defoe hat-trick sinks Bulgaria
Back on this day in 2010, Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick as England overcome Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley.
Sep 3, 09:56
 England captain Wayne Rooney tries to tackles Danny Welbeck during a England training session before the international friendly match against Norway at London Colney on September 1, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Arsenal could get best out of Danny Welbeck'
Michael Owen believes that Danny Welbeck will fit in well at Arsenal following his deadline-day move from Manchester United.
Sep 2, 08:47
Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard celebrates scoring the opening goal from a freekick with Liverpool's Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield in Liverpool, nor
Steven Gerrard talks up Daniel Sturridge potential
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard tips Daniel Sturridge to become recognised alongside some of the club's great strikers of the past.
Aug 30, 09:59
Jonathan Woodgate is unveiled as a Real Madrid player on August 21, 2004
On this day: Real Madrid sign Jonathan Woodgate
Ten years ago today, Real Madrid complete the signing of English centre-back Jonathan Woodgate from Real Madrid.
Aug 20, 09:51
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen: 'Liverpool didn't want me in 2009'
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen claims that his old side turned him down when he decided to go to Manchester United in 2009.
Aug 13, 19:16
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Interview: Michael Owen hopes local club Chester FC make the most of reprieve
Michael Owen talks to Sports Mole about his connection with Chester FC and his hope that they will make the most of their "stay of execution".
Aug 6, 17:04
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: 'Chelsea the team to beat'
Former England international Michael Owen tells Sports Mole why he believes that Chelsea are the favourites to win the Premier League.
Aug 5, 12:56
Michael Owen celebrates scoring for Manchester United against Wolfsburg on December 08, 2009.
Michael Owen tips Manchester United to finish in top three
Michael Owen tells Sports Mole why he expects Manchester United to be more competitive under Louis van Gaal's management.
Aug 5, 10:36
Liverpool's Michael Owen celebrates scoring his team's third goal against Leeds during their Premiership clash at Elland Road in Leeds on 3 February 2002
Michael Owen: 'Top four the target for Liverpool'
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen tells Sports Mole that finishing in the top four would be "an outstanding achievement" for Brendan Rodgers's team.
Aug 4, 15:58
 Michael Owen of Stoke City warms up for the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on May 19, 2013
Michael Owen: Frank Lampard a "great asset" for Manchester City
Talking to Sports Mole, Michael Owen tips Frank Lampard to shine during his loan spell with champions Manchester City.
Aug 4, 12:59
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs CA Osasuna on April 26, 2014
Michael Owen: 'There is nothing Cristiano Ronaldo can't do'
Former England international Michael Owen believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete player in world football.
Jul 29, 19:58
Manchester United's Paul Scholes shoots for goal against Barcelona on April 24, 2008.
Paul Scholes joins BT Sport
BT Sport announces that former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is to join the channel as a pundit.
Jul 29, 12:57
David Platt celebrates scoring for England at the World Cup on July 01, 1990.
On this day: David Platt moves to Italy
Back on this day in 1991, England international David Platt left Aston Villa to sign for Italian outfit Bari.
Jul 21, 09:40
 Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with Adam Johnson as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on May 7, 2014
Michael Owen: 'Borini fee too high'
Michael Owen believes that Sunderland would be paying too much for Fabio Borini at £14m.
Jul 19, 15:22
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