Michael Owen 2021 – Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements and more

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Michael Owen 2021 – Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements and more

Only the 4th Englishman to ever pick up the prestigious Ballon d’Or, Michael Owen was one of England’s best forwards in his time and here we look at his net worth, salary & endorsements. A complete journeyman, Owen is known for his time at Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid & Newcastle United.

Michael Owen Facts

Michael Owen Net Worth

Owen is worth a massive $68million and was one of the highest-paid players during his time, while he was also the highest-paid teenager at the start of his eight-year stint with Liverpool.

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Michael Owen is currently a Pundit

The Englishman, however, still has a lot of money tied up in his assets. Owen is currently the owner of the Manor House Stables, which is a 160-acre thoroughbred horse-racing training establishment located in Cheshire. Apart from this, he owns the ‘Michael Owen management company’, which focuses on young players and managing their careers. Owen is also a BT Sport Pundit since 2014.

Michael Owen Club Career

Owen started his youth career at Liverpool at age 12, when he was eligible to sign a schoolboy contract. He soon moved up the ranks at the Anfield outfit and became a hero in the Youth League. 

The player was awarded his first professional contract at age 17 by Roy Evans, who was confident that he can perform at the highest stage. And that move paid dividends instantly as the youngster scored on his debut against Wimbledon. However, they could not win the game, which led to them narrowly conceding the Premier League title to rivals Manchester United. 

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Owen started his senior career at 17 at Liverpool

Owen was the first-choice striker at the club in the following season and won the Premier League Golden Boot as well as the PFA Young Player of the Year award. The Englishman soon became one of the best forwards in the Premier League at the time and led Liverpool’s title charge again that year, but the team failed to maintain consistency. However, Owen retained his Premier League Golden Boot that year and finished as the runner-up to Zinedine Zidane in the World Player of the Year award. 

In 2001, the Englishman hit new heights as he became only the fourth Englishman to win the European Footballer of the Year award. The 21-year-old had helped Liverpool to a treble – the League Cup, FA Cup & the UEFA Cup. In the following season, Owen also helped the club win the UEFA Super Cup. 

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Owen won the Ballon d’Or in 2001

After two more strong seasons, Owen caught the eye of Florentino Perez at Real Madrid, who signed the player eventually in 2004 for £8million. The Englishman was given the famous number 11 jersey and played amongst the ‘Galacticos’ i.e., David Beckham, Raul, Zidane, Roberto Carlos, Luis Figo, and several others. However, Owen had a failed career at the club and had to settle for a place on the bench on most occasions. 

In 2005, Owen eventually left Madrid to come back to England, as he joined Newcastle United for £16.8million. 20,000 fans were present at the player’s unveiling in St. James’ Parks. However, injuries completely ruined Owen’s career at the club as he managed only 79 appearances in his four-year stint.

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Owen joined United in 2009

Later, in one of the most controversial moves in the history of the league, Owen joined his boyhood club Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United. The Englishman was brought in as a direct replacement to Cristiano Ronaldo and was given the famous No. 7 jersey. However, Owen could not justify the belief put in him by Sir Alex Ferguson as he featured rarely for the club and was also an unused substitute in the club’s UEFA Champions League final loss against Barcelona. However, Owen won his maiden Premier League title in 2011.

He left United in 2012 after he managed only 52 appearances in his three years with the club. Owen joined Stoke City in 2012 but played as a squad player and appeared only nine times for the Potters. He eventually announced his retirement at the end of that season.

Michael Owen International Career

Owen first began his career with England at the 1998 World Cup as an 18-year-old, becoming the nation’s youngest player at the World Cup. He also became the youngest goal-scorer in that tournament when he scored against Romania. However, England failed miserably in the competition that year.

The 2000 UEFA Euros saw Owen get selected for the Three Lions, but only scored once in the three group stage matches, and the team did not make it past that round. In 2002, Owen took over the mantle of spearheading England’s strike force, but the Englishman only scored twice in the tournament as the Three Lions lost to Brazil in the quarter-final. 

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Owen is England’s fifth-highest goal-scorer

The 2004 Euros & 2006 World Cup followed a similar pattern where Owen failed to produce for the nation on the big stage. He eventually retired from international football in 2008, but the Englishman will always be known for his performances in the qualifying games, while he also the sixth-highest goal-scorer in the country’s history (40). 

Michael Owen Family, Wife, Kids and Personal Life

Michael Owen was born on 14th December 1979 to Terry Owen and Jeanette Owen in Chester, Cheshire, England. He was the fourth child of his parents and he was encouraged into a career in football by his father, who was also a former professional footballer for Chester City & Everton.

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Michael Owen with his wife Louise Bonsall and four children

In 2004, Owen got engaged to Louise Bonsall, who he knew from primary school. The pair soon got married in 2005 at the Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire. Their first child was born in 2003 – a girl named Gemma Rose. The couple then had their second child after marriage in 2006, a son named James Michael. In a year’s time i.e., 2007, the pair had their second daughter – Emily May. Their fourth & most recent child was born in February 2010, a girl named Jessica. 

Bonsall and Owen often spend time at Lower Soughton Manor, a house they bought in Flintshire, North Wales. Bonsall has supported Owen throughout his career and the family is often seen together at various events.

Michael Owen Sponsorships and Endorsements

Michael Owen has been an ambassador of Swiss watchmaker Tissot since 1998 while the Englishman also has a running contract with car manufacturer Jaguar.

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Michael Owen with the Tissot watch.

Owen also signed a personal endorsement deal in 2013 with soccer training centre operators Soccer World to encourage young players to join the sport. However, there is not a lot available on the former player’s earnings through these deals and endorsements.

Michael Owen In Popular Culture

Michael Owen has released three books, namely

  1. Michael Owen in Person (2000)
  2. Michael Owen: Off the Record my Autobiography (2014)
  3. Reboot: My Life, My Time (2019).
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Michael Owen In Person (2000)

Apart from this, Owen previously featured in plenty of advertisements including Nestle Sporties and Persil. The Englishman also appeared in the children’s television drama show ‘Hero to Zero’ and in the British television program ‘And They’re Off’. Lastly, Owen was also one of the two cover athletes for Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) in the 2008 version of the video game.

Michael Owen Social Media

Owen is active on Twitter and Instagram and actively puts up posts and shares his opinion with his followers.

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FAQs about Michael Owen

What is the net worth of Michael Owen?

Michael Owen has an approximate net worth of around $68million.

What is Michael Owen’s Nationality?

Michael Owen is English.

How many clubs has Michael Owen played for?

Michael Owen has played for five clubs in his senior career – Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United, and Stoke City.

Has Michael Owen ever won a World Cup?

Michael Owen has never won the World Cup.

Which manager signed Michael Owen for Manchester United?

Michael Owen was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2009.

Who is Michael Owen married to?

Michael Owen is married to Louise Bonsall.

How many children does Michael Owen have?

Michael Owen has four children.

Which shirt number did Michael Owen wear at Manchester United?

Owen wore the number 7 jersey at Manchester United.

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