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Hall of Fame 2022 nominee: Michael Owen

30 Mar 2022
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See the striker's best goals and achievements as we go through the 25 players who were up for the vote

We are looking at the 25 nominees who have been shortlisted for the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2022.

The six players with the most combined votes from the fans and a Premier League Awards panel will enter the Hall of Fame. Fans had their say by voting up until 21:00 BST on Sunday 3 April.

Michael Owen

Michael Owen stood out from the off. The goal on his debut for Liverpool at the age of 17 became a trademark finish, beating the Wimbledon defence for speed before a clinical strike.

This lightning pace and deadly eye for goal helped Owen finish as top scorer for the Merseyside club in every season between 1997/98 and 2003/04, claiming the Golden Boot twice.  

A spell at Manchester United, in which he scored a last-gasp winner in a 4-3 derby triumph over Manchester City in his debut campaign, earned him his first title.

Owen, who also played for Newcastle United and Stoke City, remains one of only 10 players with 150 or more Premier League goals. 

Career in numbers
Category Michael Owen
Appearances 326
Goals 150
Assists 31
PL titles 1
Golden Boots 2
Season awards 1
Monthly awards 1
What they said

"He was a fantastic player. He was clever, a very intelligent person. I remember the person as well as the player. He was extremely fast and could withstand the challenges." – Gerard Houllier

"He will go down in our history in England as one of the greatest goalscorers and strikers we've had." – Frank Lampard

"He was a baby-faced assassin. His finishing was amazing for a young man. He had that coolness in the penalty area. Some players get anxious but he seemed to get calmer and calmer." – Glenn Hoddle

Did you know?

Owen scored 150 Premier League goals in 326 appearances, with 118 of those goals coming when he was at Liverpool between 1997 and 2004.

He is the youngest player to score a Premier League hat-trick, netting a treble aged 18 years and 62 days against Sheffield Wednesday in February 1998.

Owen is the youngest player to reach 100 Premier League goals, scoring his 100th against West Bromwich Albion in April 2003 aged 23 years and 133 days. 

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