After leaving Deeside, Owen attended Hawarden High School, where he also played for the school team.

Personal life Owen met Louise Bonsall at primary school in 1984.

He played at the 2006 World Cup, but suffered an injury which took him a year to recover from.

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 1997–2004, 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.

He is a regular pundit and co-commentator on BT Sport football coverage, and sometimes appears on BBC's Match of the Day as a pundit.

Since retiring from football, he has become a successful racehorse breeder and owner.Michael James Owen (born 14 December 1979) is a former English footballer who played as a striker for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City as well as the England national team.He is a regular pundit on BT Sport football coverage and sometimes appears on BBC's Match of the Day as a pundit.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.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.