Michael Owen Announced Retirement:
The 33 year old striker, Michael Owen, who starred with Liverpool and the England national team, announced on his official site that he will retire at the end of this season. It will mark the end of a career that began nearly two decades ago and seen him play for some of the top clubs in Europe.
“It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire from professional football at the end of this season.” says Michael Owen
the English Star made his debut with the Reds at age 17. He proceeded to play nearly 300 matches in a Liverpool uniform before leaving in 2004. Currently he plays for Stoke City but has only made six Premier League appearances this season,
The Chester native has no shortage of accomplishments on his take up again. He won a Premier League title with the Red Devils during the 2010-11 season and captured several Cups with Liverpool during the early portion of the last decade.
On a personal level, he won the Ballon d’Or, awarded to the top player in Europe, in 2001. He also won the Premier League Golden Boot twice and received various top player honors for his play for club and country in the late 1990s.
His production levels and playing time dipped in recent seasons, likely leading to his conclusion to walk away after the season. But his Activities ensure he won’t be Ancient History anytime soon.