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English footballer Born: December 14, 1979 (age 42 years), Chester, United Kingdom Height: 1.73 m Spouse: Louise Bonsall (m. 2005) Number: 10 (Liverpool F.C. / Forward) Children: Gemma Rose Owen, Emily May Owen, Jessica Owen, James Michael Owen Siblings: Terry Owen, Jr., Karen Owen, Terry Junior, Lesley Partridge, Andrew Owen Parents: Terry Owen, Jeanette Owen FULL NAME Michael James Owen BORN December 14, 1979 HEIGHT 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) NATIONALITY English, British ROLE Striker
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Owen met Louise Bonsall at primary school in 1984. The couple bought Lower Soughton Manor in Flintshire, North Wales, where they keep his cars and her horses. They were engaged on 14 February 2004, and married on 24 June 2005, at the Carden Park Hotel in Chester, Cheshire. The couple had initially planned to get married at their home, but changed plans when they were informed that if a licence was granted for a marriage ceremony the venue must be made available for other weddings for three years, so opted to marry in a register office in informal clothing and have a lavish reception the next day in the grounds of their home. Their daughter, Gemma Rose, was born on 1 May 2003. On 6 February 2006, they had a son named James Michael. Their third child, a daughter, Emily May, was born on 29 October 2007. Their fourth child Jessica was born on 26 February 2010. After Owen returned to the UK to play for Newcastle, he travelled to a nearby BAE Systems facility on a daily basis in order to fly, by helicopter, to train with his club. However, there is now a helipad installed within the grounds of the house to accommodate Owen’s Eurocopter Dauphin, with which he both travels and is training to become a pilot. Owen was eventually banned from training to be a pilot by Newcastle United due to excessive insurance premiums. Owen also bought an entire street for his extended family in Ewloe, which is in an area close to where he used to live. In 2004, Owen’s sister Karen was assaulted by two youths, who attempted to kidnap her. When she revealed that she was pregnant, they fled. Owen owns several cars and a helicopter and enjoys horse racing and gambling. He owns many race horses, trained by Tom Dascombe. He bred the horse Brown Panther which won a major race at Royal Ascot in 2011, and the 2015 Dubai Gold Cup. Owen was a brand ambassador for British bookmaker Colossus Bets. On 24 November 2017, Owen rode on Calder Prince at Ascot and finished second, beaten by Tom Chatfield-Roberts on Golden Wedding. He was one of 10 amateur riders to take part in the seven-furlong ‘Prince’s Countryside Fund Charity’ contest, which was attended by HRH Prince Charles and HRH Duchess of Cornwall. Owen starred in a series of adverts that charted his life and rise to fame. In 2001, he was the advertising face of breakfast cereal “Nestlé Sporties”. He also appeared in several adverts for the washing powder Persil, in a contract worth £1 million. Owen was selected as one of the two cover athletes for Pro Evolution Soccer 2008. He has been an ambassador of the Swiss watchmaker Tissot since 1998 and has a contract with car manufacturer Jaguar. Owen also starred as himself in the children’s television drama show Hero to Zero. In the programme, Owen would emerge from a full size poster of himself in Charlie Brice’s room to offer advice in times of crisis. Owen had indicated that he would like to become involved with Chester in some capacity when he retires, as it was his local team growing up and his father played for the old Chester side which went out of business in March 2010 and was reformed at a lower level. In January 2018, Owen participated in And They’re Off! in aid of Sport Relief, winning the episode. In January 2022, Owen appeared on the third series of The Masked Singer as “Doughnuts”. He was seventh to be unmasked. Michael Owen is a former English footballer, born on 14th December 1979 in Chester, England. Owen played as a centre-forward throughout his playing career and used both his foot while playing. Owen was named by the legendary Pele in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players. Owen signed for Liverpool at the age of 12 amidst interest from other clubs like Manchester United and Chelsea. During the 1995-96 season, Owen scored a hattrick against Manchester United who were the defending FA Youth Cup champions. He would score another hattrick in the opening leg of the semi-final against Crystal Palace. He scored a further couple of goals in the return leg to seal the tie. Owen missed the first leg of the final against West Ham United but returned for the second leg to score in a 2-1 win. It was the first time that Liverpool had won the FA Youth Cup. Owen made his debut for the England senior team in February 1998 against Chile. England lost the match 0-2. It made Owen the youngest player to represent England in the century. Owen scored on his senior debut for Liverpool in 1997 against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park. He had to be the front man for his club after the iconic Robbie Fowler was injured in the following season. He repaid the faith shown in him by scoring 18 times in the league. As a result, he won the Premier League Golden Boot as well as the PFA Young Player of the Year. Owen retained the Premier League Golden Boot in the 1998-99 season as well scoring a further 18 goals inspite of being injured for the last couple of months of the season. He helped Liverpool win the Cup Treble in the 2000-01 season. He won the European Player of the Year award as a result of his performances. In the FA Cup final against Arsenal, Owen scored both the goals for his club. The couple of years after the Cup Treble, Liverpool tried to push ambitiously towards winning the Premier League with Michael Owen at the forefront of that effort. They strongly challenged for the title in the 2001-02 but finished second. Owen retired from the game after the 2012-13 season. Post retirement, Owen is mostly seen doing commentary stints and working as a football pundit on the television.