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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. Owen is widely considered to be one of the greatest strikers of his generation and in Premier League history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Owen has received more than 11,090,440 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Owen is the 627th most popular soccer player (down from 616th in 2019), the 1,675th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,591st in 2019) and the 33rd most popular British Soccer Player.

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  • 11M

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  • 54.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 70

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.93

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among soccer players, Michael Owen ranks 627 out of 16,880Before him are Peregrino Anselmo, Sergio Busquets, Arsenio Erico, Max Morlock, József Zakariás, and Takao Nishiyama. After him are Everaldo, Hugo Gatti, Jordi Cruyff, Tsuyoshi Kunieda, Ilija Petković, and Agne Simonsson.

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Among people born in 1979, Michael Owen ranks 21Before him are James McAvoy, Diego Milito, Noomi Rapace, Júlio César, Evangeline Lilly, and Travis Fimmel. After him are Jennifer Love Hewitt, Oscar Isaac, Eric Abidal, Pink, Luke Evans, and Zhang Ziyi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Owen ranks 1,675 out of 7,765Before him are Vince Clarke (1960), Steven Runciman (1903), Henry Sidgwick (1838), Steve Howe (1947), Mike Leigh (1943), and Glenn Murcutt (1936). After him are Harold Bride (1890), June Almeida (1930), John Bevis (1695), John Rolfe (1585), Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516), and Henry Pelham (1694).

Among SOCCER PLAYERS In United Kingdom

Among soccer players born in United Kingdom, Michael Owen ranks 33Before him are Herbert Kilpin (1870), Fergus Suter (1857), Gareth Bale (1989), Ally McCoist (1962), Roger Hunt (1938), and Paul Scholes (1974). After him are Phil Jones (1992), Geoff Hurst (1941), Dixie Dean (1907), Paul Gascoigne (1967), Bill Foulkes (1932), and Alf Ramsey (1920).

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