Michael Owen

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Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979) is an English former professional footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, as well as for the England national team. Since retiring from football in 2013, he has become a racehorse breeder and owner and regularly features as a sports pundit and commentator.The son of former footballer Terry Owen, Owen was born in Chester and began his senior career at Liverpool in 1996. Displaying rapid pace and composed finishing, he progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his Premier League debut in May 1997, becoming the club's youngest goalscorer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Owen has received more than 7,851,542 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Michael Owen is the 616th most popular soccer player (down from 573rd in 2019), the 1,592nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,526th in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Soccer Player.

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Among soccer players, Michael Owen ranks 616 out of 16,923Before him are Daniel Bertoni, Thiago Alcântara, Oscar, Pirri, Eizo Yuguchi, and Guido Buchwald. After him are Aymoré Moreira, Gianluca Zambrotta, Frank de Boer, Nevio Scala, Brian Laudrup, and Luis Molowny.

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Among people born in 1979, Michael Owen ranks 18Before him are Nicolas Anelka, Kourtney Kardashian, Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, Adam Levine, Rosamund Pike, and James McAvoy. After him are Jason Momoa, Júlio César, Evangeline Lilly, Noomi Rapace, Olga Kurylenko, and Pink.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Owen ranks 1,592 out of 6,924Before him are William Foulke (1874), Edward Colston (1636), William Hamilton (1730), Beorhtric of Wessex (800), Tom Courtenay (1937), and Rupert Grint (1988). After him are John Fletcher (1579), Jeff Lynne (1947), John Muir (1838), Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (1770), Beau Brummell (1778), and Stephen Langton (1150).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Michael Owen ranks 30Before him are Herbert Kilpin (1870), Peter Bonetti (1941), Alan Shearer (1970), Roger Byrne (1929), Paul Scholes (1974), and William Foulke (1874). After him are Geoff Hurst (1941), Dixie Dean (1907), Jimmy Savile (1926), John Toshack (1949), Gordon Milne (1937), and Ally McCoist (1962).

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