Michael Owen's top goals

Michael Owen scored his first career goal against Wimbledon. Photo: PA

Stoke and former England striker Michael Owen will retire from football at the end of the season.

Press Association Sport looks at five of his most significant goals.

May 1997 v Wimbledon

Owen scored on his senior Liverpool debut after coming on as a substitute to become, at the time, the Premier League's youngest goalscorer aged 17 years and 143 days.

June 1998 v Argentina

Arguably Owen's most iconic strike. With England drawing 1-1 with Argentina in their World Cup last-16 clash the striker raced on to David Beckham's pass to out-pace Jose Chamot, drift past Roberto Ayala and clip a shot across goalkeeper Carlos Roa.

May 2001 v Arsenal

Another typical Owen strike. Having already produced a late equaliser he charged onto Patrik Berger's through-ball to beat Lee Dixon and covering centre-back Tony Adams to fire a narrow-angle left-footed shot just inside the far post.

September 2001 v Germany

Similar to his goal against Argentina, Owen this time received a pass from Steven Gerrard to advance into the area and fire high past Oliver Kahn for his hat-trick in their 5-1 World Cup qualifier win in Munich.

April 2005 v Barcelona

Possibly not one of his most important goals but to score in a Clasico for Real Madrid is a high point for any player, let alone an Englishman, but although it helped secure a 4-2 win it could not prevent their arch-rivals ultimately winning the title by four points.