Michael James Owen is an English former footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, as well as for the England national team. He was born on the 14th of December 1979 (age 40 years), in Chester, United Kingdom. Here are 11 things you probably didn’t know about Michael Owen.
- He Does Not Listen to Music nor Watch Films.
He finds it very boring to watch films or Listen to music. He said, “I just can’t get into them. I do try; someone will say, ‘Watch this film, it’s great’, and I’ll try but after half an hour, 40 minutes I can’t take it any longer.”
- He Has No Spare Time.
His day is so busy that he has no spare time. He has a management company, which looks after young football players. Then he has TV commitments and sponsors, and then his horse racing business and a physiotherapy business plus four kids. That keeps him occupied every single minute of the day.
- He Has Never Drunk Tea or Coffee.
Michael recently said that he has only just learnt how to make tea and has actually never drunk a cup of tea or coffee in his entire life. I know right!
- His Mum Controlled His Bank and Paid His Bills Up Until He Was 38 Years of Age.
As embarrassing as this admission may seem, he only started using his bank account at the age of 38, before which his mother paid all the bills and managed everything.
- He Had a Feud with Alan Shearer.
They are two of England’s greatest goal-scorers and former team-mates for club and country but a bitter feud has been simmering between the two. Shearer and Owen’s relationship soured badly when they were together at Newcastle United and the two have been exchanging barbed text messages for some time. Shearer had a problem with Owen’s reluctance to play for Newcastle at the end of the 2008-09 season that ended in relegation with Shearer acting as caretaker manager. Sadly, this feud with Shearer has continued to the present day. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Alan Shearer
- His Life After Retirement.
Since retiring from football in 2013, Michael has become a racehorse breeder and owner and regularly features as a sports pundit and commentator.
- He is Quite the Achiever.
Michael Owen Played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, as well as for the England national team. He 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.
- He Appeared in Pele’s List of the Greatest.
He was listed on the 125 players list selected by Brazilian legend Pele to mark Fifa’s 100th anniversary along with Alan Shearer, Bobby Charlton, David Beckham.
- He Is an Author.
In 2019, he released a book ‘Reboot – My Life, My Time’.
- A Kidnap Attempt On His Sister.
His sister Karen Owen was grabbed by two youths near her home. The two kidnapers demanded the 27-year-old to get into her BMW car and drive them somewhere. But when she refused, one of the youths became aggressive and grabbed her around the neck. They then tried to grab her car keys but finally let her go and ran off after she shouted at them that she was pregnant. She ran into the hotel for help but despite a police search of the area; the two youths have never been found.
- Owen’s Family Life.
He is married to Louise who he met in primary school in 1984. They were engaged in 2004, and married in 2005 at the Carden Park Hotel in Chester, Cheshire. Their daughter, Gemma Rose, was born in 2003, in 2006, they had a son named James Michael. Their third child, a daughter, Emily May, was born in 2007 and their fourth child Jessica was born in 2010. Owen owns several cars and a helicopter and enjoys horse racing and gambling. The couple bought Lower Soughton Manor in Flintshire, North Wales, where they keep their cars and horses.
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