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MICHAEL OWEN

Date of birth: 14/12/79

Position: Forward

Club: Liverpool

Nationality: England

Notes: He was named man of the match on his full international debut against Chile when he became the youngest England cap this century. He then became the youngest player ever to score for England with a goal against Morocco in a World Cup warm up game in May 1998. Was involved in England's France 98 squad and scored one of the best goals in the tournament. Was also involved in Euro 2000. Owen has hit many goals with 18 in the Premier League in both 1997/98 and 1998/99 and 11 in 1999/00 despite having hamstring problems. Owen has been awarded the PFA Young Player of the Year for season 1997-98, and in 1998 was also voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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