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Michael Owen Net Worth

Michael Owen net worth

Michael Owen net worth and biography

Net worth$50 million
Full nameMichael James Owen
Source of wealthformer footballer 
Date of birth14 December 1979
NationalityEnglish

Michael Owen net worth 2021: Michael James Owen is an English former footballer who played as a striker. He played for a number of clubs including; Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, and the England national team. He is also a racehorse breeder and owner.

Michael Owen net worth is currently $50 million. Keep reading to find more.

Early life

wen was born in Chester, Cheshire, the fourth child of Jeanette and Terry Owen. His father is a former professional footballer and played for clubs such as Chester City and Everton. Owen was introduced to football at the age of seven by his father who soon saw Michael as the most promising athlete in the family. 

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A boyhood Everton fan, Owen attended Rector Drew Primary School in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales and by the age of ten, some of the nation’s leading scouts were monitoring his progress.

At eight, Owen was selected for the Deeside Area Primary School’s Under-11 team. At nine, he was captain and at ten he had smashed Ian Rush’s 20-year record for the same team by scoring a record-breaking 97 goals in a single season, improving on Rush’s record by 25 goals.

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 Owen also broke Gary Speed’s appearance record having played in all three seasons for the 11-year-olds since he was eight.

Career

At age 12, when Owen started attending secondary school, he became eligible to sign a schoolboy contract with a club.

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He progressed through the Liverpool youth team and scored on his debut in May 1997. In his first full season in the Premier League, he finished as joint top scorer with 18 goals. He repeated this the following year and was Liverpool’s top goal-scorer from 1997 to 2004, gaining his name as a proven goal-scorer despite suffering from a recurring hamstring injury.

In 2001, Liverpool won a cup treble of the UEFA Cup, FA Cup and Football League Cup, and Owen was the recipient of the Ballon d’Or. He went on to score 118 goals in 216 appearances in the Premier League for Liverpool, and 158 goals in 297 total appearances. Regarded as one of the greatest Liverpool players, Owen came 14th in the “100 Players Who Shook The Kop”, an official Liverpool fan poll.

 In 2004, Owen was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

After Liverpool had fallen behind their title rivals under Gérard Houllier’s final two seasons, Owen opted not to renew his contract and then moved to Real Madrid for £8 million in the summer of 2004. There he was frequently used as a substitute.

He scored 13 goals in La Liga before returning to England the following season where he joined Newcastle United for £16.8 million. This was after Owen’s disappointment that Real had rejected a bid from Liverpool to re-sign him.

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 After a promising start to the 2005–06 season, injuries largely ruled him out over the next 18 months. After his return, he became team captain and was the team’s top scorer for the 2007–08 season. Newcastle were relegated in the 2008–09 season and Owen moved to Manchester United as a free agent.

He spent three years at Old Trafford before joining Stoke City in September 2012. Owen is one of nine players to have scored 150 or more goals in the Premier League. He is also the youngest player to have reached 100 goals in the Premier League.

 On 19 March 2013, Owen announced his retirement from playing at the end of the 2012–13 season.

Internationally, Owen first played for the senior England team in 1998, becoming England’s youngest player and youngest goalscorer at the time.

His performance at the 1998 FIFA World Cup brought him to national and international prominence and he went on to score in UEFA Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004.

He is the only player to have scored in four consecutive major tournaments for England. He played at the 2006 World Cup but suffered an injury that took him a year to recover from.

Occasionally playing as captain, he is England’s 11th-most-capped player and has scored a former national record since overtaken by Wayne Rooney of 26 competitive goals, with 40 in total from 89 appearances, most recently in 2008.

Michael Owen Net Worth

Michael Owen net worth is $50 million. In 2007, Owen founded the Manor House Stables, a 160 acres thoroughbred horse racing training establishment located in Cheshire that was converted from a cattle barn by him and his wife. From 2012, he owns Michael Owen Management, a company involved in managing footballers’ careers and focused on young players, with $205,238 in capital as of June 2020. Since 2014, Owen is a football commentator for television network BT Sports.

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