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Tuesday 19 March 2013

Michael Owen to retire at end of season

Stoke City forward Owen decides he will retire at the end of the season

Michael Owen scored on his Liverpool debut in May 1997

Stoke City striker Michael Owen has announced on his website that he will retire at the end of the season.

Owen, who started his career at Liverpool before playing for Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke, has scored 150 Barclays Premier League goals.

Following his professional debut and first goal for Liverpool at the age of 17 in May 1997, Owen played his first match for England in 1998 and went on to score 40 goals in 89 appearances for his country.

Owen, who is 33 years old, has scored once in the Premier League since joining Stoke this season.

Key Points

  • Michael Owen decides to retire from professional football
  • The Stoke City forward will stop playing at the end of the season
  • Owen has scored 150 Premier League goals and also played for Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcastle