Michael Owen who played in all major teams like Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Stoke City and Manchester United and scored 220 goals in club career has announced retirement from professional football.
The Ballon d’Or winner of 2001 has played 89 times for England and scored 40 goals.
“It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire from professional football at the end of the season,”
He has said he will retire from football in end of the season. He selected for England team at 18.
Michael Owen played along with Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo, Roberto Carlos, Raul and David Beckham.
“I have been very fortunate that my career has taken me on a journey that I could only have dreamed of.”
Owen played three world cups for England and scored unforgettable solo goal against Argentina in 1998.
“None of this would have been possible without the tremendous support I have received from managers, coaches, fellow players, backroom staff, the supporters and my own personal sponsors,”
He also led England team on eight times and received many awards. Injuries downed Michael Owen for many years.
“I would like to that each and every one for the huge role they have played in helping me reach the top of my profession.”