Michael Owen Bio, Net Worth, Awards, Facts, Kids, Wife, Age, Height

Michael Owen

Michael Owen is a former professional footballer from England. Owen began his football career in 1996 as a striker with Liverpool. He received various club awards but never won the Premier League with them. After playing for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, and Manchester United, he retired from Stoke City. In 2011, he won his first Premier League title with Manchester United. He made his senior debut on the international stage in 1998. He finished his career with 222 club goals in 482 club appearances across all competitions. He appeared in 89 games for England and scored 40 goals.

Owen has received numerous individual awards, including the famous Ballon d’Or in 2001. In 2014, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame. He became a horse breeder after retiring and now works as a sports pundit and commentator.

Well-known for?

  • With Liverpool, he won the FA Cup, Football League Cup, UEFA Cup, and UEFA Super Cup.
  • Manchester United won the Premier League, Football League Cup, and FA Community Shield.
  • In 2001, he won the Ballon d’Or.

Early Life

On December 14, 1979, Michael Owen was born. Michael James Owen is his given name. Chester, England, is where he was born. He is of English origin. Terry Owen, his father, and Jeanette Owen, his mother, gave birth to him. Terry Jr., Karen, and Andrew are his three siblings. He is of Caucasian ethnicity and follows the Christian faith. He went to Rector Drew Primary School, Deeside Area Primary School, and Hawarden High School.

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Celebrated Name Michael Owen
Age 42 Years old.
Birth Name Michael James Owen
Birth Date 1979-12-14
Gender Male
Profession Retired Footballer
Place Of Birth Chester
Birth Nation England
Famous For Liverpool legend, Ballon d’Or winner, Premier League Golden Boot winner
Father Terry Owen
Mother Jeanette Owen
Siblings 3
Sisters Karen
Brothers Terry Owen Jr. and Andrew Owen
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Horoscope Sagittarius
School Rector Drew Primary School, Deeside Area Primary School
High School Hawarden High School
Career Start Started his professional football career in 1997
First Club Liverpool
Position Striker
Jersey Number 10
Awards Ballon d’Or, Premier League Golden Boot, Onze d’Argent, Golden Foot
Marital Status Married
Wife Louise Bonsall
Married Date 2005-06-24
Children 4
Son James Michael
Daughter Gemma Rose, Emily May, and Jessica
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 70 kg
Body Type Athletic
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $68 million
Endorsment Colossus Bets, Nestle Sporties, Persil, Tissot, Jaguar, CryptoCasino
Links Instagram

Michael Owen Career

  • Owen began playing football at the age of seven, following in the footsteps of his footballer father. At the age of eight, he played school football for Deeside Area Primary School’s U11 squad. At the age of nine, he was captain and scored 97 goals in a single season, breaking Ian Rush’s 20-year record. He also broke Gary Speed’s appearance record for the 11-year-olds, appearing in all three seasons. By the age of ten, he was being watched by several of the country’s top scouts.
  • He then joined Mold Alexandra’s youth team and played for the team’s U10. In his first season with the club, he scored 34 goals in 24 games.
  • He signed a schoolboy contract with Liverpool when he was 12 years old. Chelsea and Arsenal were also interested in him. Progressing through Liverpool’s youth ranks. He was instrumental in Liverpool’s young team winning the FA Youth Cup for the first time in the club’s history.

  • At the age of 17, he got his first professional deal with Liverpool. In May 1997, he made his first team debut against Wimbledon and scored his first senior goal in the same game. In the 1996-97 season, he only made two league appearances.
  • The following season, he made his first team debut after winning the Premier League Golden Boot with 18 league goals. From 1997-98, he was also named Premier League Player of the Season and PFA Young Player of the Year. In the World Player of the Year award, he finished second to Zinedine Zidane.
  • He agreed to a five-year deal with the club worth £2.5 million, making him the highest-paid adolescent in British football history. Owen won the Premier League Golden Boot for the second time in 1998-99 after scoring 18 league goals.
  • Owen stayed at the club for five more seasons, helping them win the domestic triple in 2001. During his Liverpool career, he won one FA Cup, two Football League Cups, one FA Charity Shield, one UEFA Cup, and one UEFA Super Cup. In eight seasons with Liverpool, he scored 158 goals in 297 appearances across all competitions. From 1998 until his departure in 2004, he was Liverpool’s leading goalscorer.
  • Owen was first pursued by Real Madrid in 2002. After Owen declined to renew his contract with Liverpool, they finally acquired him in 2004. In August 2004, he joined Liverpool for £8 million. He was assigned the number 11 jersey. He became a member of the club during its Galacticos era, alongside Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos, Raul, Luis Figo, Zinedine Zidane, and David Beckham.
  • Owen, on the other hand, was regularly utilized as a replacement striker at Real Madrid. In his first and only season at the club, he scored 13 league goals despite receiving less playing time. He finished the season with 16 goals in 45 games.
  • Owen returned to the Premier League in 2005, signing for Newcastle United for £16.8 million after a disappointing season at the club. Liverpool attempted to re-sign him but was unable to match Real Madrid’s asking price.
  • Owen’s first season with the club was marred by a slew of injuries. He only appeared in 11 games for the club and scored seven goals. Owen was sidelined for a year after sustaining an ACL injury in his right knee in the first minute of the 2006 FIFA World Cup group play against Sweden. Newcastle filed a claim against FIFA and the FA for the costs of injuries sustained by players while on international duty.

  • The club eventually reached an agreement with FIFA and the FA for compensation ranging from £6 million to £7 million. As a result of the Owen compensation claim, the FA increased England players’ future insurance coverage to £100,000, and FIFA established a compensation fund for injuries occurring at World Cups.
  • Owen’s success at Newcastle was hampered by a string of injuries. The team attempted to renew his contract, but Owen chose to leave. He left Newcastle having scored 30 goals in 79 games across all competitions.
  • As a free agent, he signed a two-year contract with Manchester United in July 2009. He stayed at the club for three seasons, winning his first Premier League title in 2010-11. In 2010, he also won the Football League Cup and the FA Community Shield.
  • Owen signed a one-year contract with Stoke City in September 2012 after Manchester United chose not to renew his contract at the end of the 2011-12 season. A hamstring injury curtailed his time at the club once more. He made only eight Premier League substitute appearances and scored one goal for the club.
  • He declared his retirement from football after the 2012-13 season. During his final game against Southampton, he received a standing ovation from both teams’ fans.

International Career

  • From a young age, Michael Owen was a prolific scorer. He represented England’s youth teams at various ages. He scored nearly 40 age group goals while playing for England’s U15, U16, U18, U20, and U21 sides.

  • He made his senior international debut in 1998 and went on to play in the 1998 FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the Euro 2004, and the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He resigned from international football after 89 caps for England and 40 goals.
  • He became a racehorse breeder and owner after retiring from professional football. He owns a number of racehorses. Brown Panther, a horse he bred, won a significant race at Royal Ascot in 2011 and the Dubai Gold Cup in 2015. He also appears frequently as a sports pundit and commentator.

Michael Owen Wife

Michael Owen is a husband. Louise Bonsall is his wife. The pair met at primary school in 1984. In 2004, the couple got engaged on Valentine’s Day. On June 24, 2005, they eventually tied the knot. Gemma Rose, James Michael, Emily May, and Jessica are their four children.

He had several properties in Ewloe. He purchased Lower Soughton Manor in Flintshire, North Wales, to house his automobiles and horses.

Michael Owen Height

Michael Owen stands 1.73 meters tall. His body weight is 70 kg. He has an athletic physique. His eyes are brown, and his hair is dark brown. His sexual orientation is heterosexual.

Michael Owen Net  Worth

Michael Owen is regarded as one of the finest footballers in European history. During his prime, he was the highest-paid footballer. He was paid millions of dollars. He was a successful footballer who also earned money from sponsorships and endorsements. He owns many automobiles as well as a helicopter. He was a brand ambassador for Colossus Bets, a British bookmaker. In 2001, he was the face of the breakfast cereal “Nestle Sporties.” He has a £1 million endorsement deal with Persil washing powder.

He has been an ambassador for the Swiss wristwatch Tissot since 1998. He has an agreement with the car manufacturer Jaguar. In 2022, he was appointed as the global brand ambassador of crypto casinos Punt. His net worth is currently estimated to be $68 million.

Did You Know?

  • His father was a professional player for Chester City and Everton.
  • He grew up as an Everton supporter.
  • He scored on his Premier League debut in 1997, becoming him Liverpool’s youngest goalscorer.
  • He is recognized as one of Liverpool’s greatest players.
  • Owen was ranked 15th in an official Liverpool fan poll of the “100 Players Who Shook The Kop.”
  • Owen was named to Pele’s list of the world’s greatest living players.
  • At the time, he was England’s youngest player and goalscorer.
  • He is England’s only player to have scored in four successive major tournaments.
  • He captained the England national team on occasion.
  • In 2007, he had a double hernia procedure.
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  • In a 2019 interview, he revealed that he regretted his move to Newcastle United.
  • He was awarded the number 7 jersey at Manchester United, which had been vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Real Madrid.
  • He’s scored in the Merseyside derby, the El Clasico, the Manchester derby, and the Tyne-Wear derby.
  • He is the seventh player in Premier League history to score 150 goals.
  • He is the sixth most scoring player in England national team history.
  • He is England’s former youngest World Cup goalscorer.
  • In 2001, he received the Ballon d’Or and the Onze d’Argent.
  • In 2001, he was voted World Soccer World Player of the Year.
  • In 1998, he was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
  • In 1998, he was named FIFA World Cup Best Young Player.
  • In 2017, he was awarded the Golden Foot as a football legend.
  • He briefly studied to become a pilot.
  • He enjoys horse racing as well as gambling.
  • In 2017, he finished second riding Calder Prince at Ascot.
  • In the children’s television drama series Hero to Zero, he played himself.
  • He won the 2018 episode of And They’re Off! in support of Sport Relief.
  • In 2022, he appeared as “Doughnuts” on the third season of The Masked Singer, where he was the sixth to be unmasked.

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