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Michael Owen to retire at the end of the season

Posted on | March 23, 2013 | No Comments

Michael Owen revealed that he will retire at the end of the season. The 33 years old forward, who is currently under contract with Stoke, made a short presentation of his career.

The former Golden Ball described the Liverpool period as the best of his career and declared that he felt at home. Owen played for Liverpool between 1997 to 2004 when he scored 158 goals in 297 appearances. He has won FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Cup but unfortunately  he missed the Champions League trophy as Liverpool won it in 2005, one season after he left for Real Madrid.

Jamie Carragher, who will also retire at the end of the season has only words of praise for his former team mate. Carragher described Owen as “The supreme goalscorer”.

Owen spoke also about the Newcastle period, a bad period for him. The former England international didn’t played for Newcastle because of the injuries. Newcastle relegated from Premier League in 2009 and the fans accused him for leaving the club in a difficult situation. Owen declared that the things are not that way and that he was not offered a new contract by the club.

Last season he joined Stoke where he was hoping to get more playing time but that didn’t happened.

Even if he will not play football, he will probably remain in this domain as England FA are preparing to offer him a role.



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