Where is Michael Owen now?
One of only seven players to score 150 Premier League goals and also the youngest player to score 100 Premier League goals, Michael Owen retired at the end of the 2012-13 season.
A career which was unfortunately marred by injuries still provided Owen with a Premier League title medal whilst at Manchester United along with a fantastic international record scoring 40 goals for England in 89 appearances.
He also won the Balon D’Or in 2001 after his goalscoring exploits helped Liverpool win the League Cup, FA Cup and UEFA Cup that year.
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Since retiring from playing Owen has mostly been seen on our screens as a pundit and match analyst and occasional co-commentator for BT Sport’s Premier League coverage.
In February 2014, Owen joined betting company Bet Victor as a brand ambassador sharing his views and opinions through Twitter and the Bet Victor website. He is also a global brand ambassador for Spey Whiskey.
Owen is also an investor in sports social network Sportslobster (now known as 10) a one-stop shop for sports fans, featuring results, upcoming events, news, rumours, blogs, and chat functions.
He has also invested into Singapore-based Global Crypto Offering Exchange (GCOX) and launched his own cryptocurrency called the ‘Owen Coin‘.
These tokens allow him to interact easier with his fans, allowing them to buy merchandise, make donations to charities and also talk to them via live-streaming.
In April 2016, Owen was appointed as Liverpool FC’s first international ambassador which will involve him engaging with fans around the world and representing the club at various fan and commercial events.
Unfortunately this appointment was not popular with the Liverpool fans who set up a petition to get him removed from his post.
This was because of a comment he made when he was co-commentator for the Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax when he referred to United as ‘we’.
In July 2017 Owen represented England in Star Sixes, a six-a-side indoor international tournament at the O2 in London featuring some of the world’s most iconic footballers.
A horseracing enthusiast, Michael Owen co-owns a thriving training yard called Manor House Stables and even had a go as a jockey himself in 2017 in a charity race at Ascot finishing in second place.
Follow Michael Owen on Twitter @themichaelowen
Michael Owen’s Perfect 11
In September 2007, Owen was asked by football magazine Four Four Two to name the best players he played with and against for their ‘Perfect 11’ feature. His team is listed below
GK – Peter Schmeichel – he had it all and was the best keeper around. Not just a good shot-stopper but good all round.
RB – Cafu – along with Roberto Carlos they changed the way that full-backs played – not just defend the ball but be good on it as well.
LB – Roberto Carlos – great on the ball and used to make fantastic runs. A brilliant player.
CB – Marcel Desailly – virtually impossible to play against. He was strong, quick and good on the ball.
CB – Paolo Maldini – A great left foot who was a very intelligent player. To play at the highest level for some long is a huge achievement.
RM – Cristiano Ronaldo – a great player with great skill, speed, strength, creates goals and scores goals.
CM – Steven Gerrard – the ultimate modern-day player, one of the best passers, quick and one of the best at intercepting passes and reading the game.
CM – Roy Keane – a player who could run all day long. Kept it simple and like Gerrard was a great passer of the ball.
LM – John Barnes – I was amazed at how skilful he was. He rarely gave the ball away and used to carress it round the pitch. Never got the credit he deserved when he was playing for England.
Striker – Alan Shearer– probably the Premier League’s greatest player he scored goals at every level and for such a long time too. Very mentally tough.
Striker – Thierry Henry – one of the best ever imports to the Premier League, Henry took it to a new level. I would have paid to watch him
Michael Owen: Premier League Statistics
|Premier League Teams Played for||Liverpool, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Stoke City|
Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com