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Michael Owen announces retirement at end of season

Stoke City striker Michael Owen has declared that he will end his playing career when the season finishes.

"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," he wrote in a statement on his official website.

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Sahil1290d ago (Edited 1290d ago )

What a waste of a career. That Ballon D'Or seems a lifetime ago.

vulcanproject1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

It happens sometimes, he just peaked a bit too young!

At his peak however at I would say just 22 or so, he was a beast.

The Argentina goal was amazing.

He tore Germany a new one in that famous victory in 2001, one I won't soon forget I remember precisely where I was at the time.

Thirdly for me personally was the 2001 FA cup final where Liverpool were useless and Arsenal were all over them for most of the game, only to have the ball drop to Owen twice and he proceeded to tear apart one of the best defences around to score the winner and secure Liverpool the cup they had no right to after their final performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Dixon and Adams both mugged for fun. His pace was electric, they had yards on him to start and still didn't get close.

Sahil1288d ago

You don't have to remind me what he did for us, okay.

mmj1289d ago

Retirement from what? getting payed obscene amounts of money to keep subs benches and physio rooms warm?

abzdine1289d ago

i'll never forget that goal against argentina in world cup 1998!

buddymagoo1289d ago

I'll never forget that goal against City in the last minute for us to win 4-3!

AcceptedWalnut1289d ago

I know yeah, bet the bars in london/singapore/dublin went wild with that one ....bless em.

buddymagoo1289d ago (Edited 1289d ago )

@acceptedwalnut

Well we have support around the world unlike most teams so yeah they probably were.

The red half of Manchester was buzzing also, it's always nice to stick it into our one blue colleague.

Where abouts in Manchester are you from? After that thinly veiled dig you can't possibly tell me you are not from Manchester.

RBdrift1289d ago

Hmmm... I wonder if he's going to retire to the MLS where all the washed up former stars end up. He could probably extend his career there till he's 40.

BlmThug1289d ago

He was never the same after the world cup 2006 injury

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