'Right time to bring curtain down on my career', says Michael Owen

It is with an immense amount of pride that I am announcing my intention to retire from Professional Football at the end of this season.

Having progressed through the ranks at Liverpool to make my first team debut at 17, before embarking upon spells at Real Madrid, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Stoke City, not to mention representing my country on 89 occasions, I now feel it is the right time to bring the curtain down on my career.

– Michael Owen, Stoke City striker

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Michael Owen to retire

Stoke City striker Michael Owen has announced he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.