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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 August 2005, 14:01 GMT 15:01 UK
Michael Owen's career in photos

Michael Owen with a familiar pose after scoring on his first team appearance for Liverpool against Wimbledon

Michael Owen scores on his first team debut after signing as a professional with Liverpool on his 17th birthday - 14 Dec 1996

Owen is given the Carling Premiership player of the year award for 1997

Owen finishes the 1997-98 campaign - his first full season - as the Premiership's joint top scorer with 18 goals

Owen holds up a St George's flag showing his age at the time of his England call-up

In February 1998 England calls and Owen becomes the youngest player of the 20th century to represent his country

Michael Owen took the world by storm during the 1998 World Cup Finals

The world sits up and takes notice of Owen after he scores a wonder goal against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup

Owen is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring the winning goals in the FA Cup final

Owen fights injuries from 1999-01 so doesn't play in the 2001 League Cup win but returns to form for the 2001 FA Cup

Michael Owen holds the FA Cup after victory at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Owen scores twice in the 2000-01 FA Cup final versus Arsenal to clinch one of the five trophies Liverpool held in that season

Michael Owen and the Liverpool team hold the UEFA Cup aloft in 2000/ 1

Another trophy soon follows for the Reds as they win the UEFA Cup final beating Alaves in a memorable 5-4 victory

Liverpool claim the FA Charity Shield after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United

The Red's fourth cup in 2000-01 is the FA Charity Shield and the fifth is the UEFA Super Cup as they beat Bayern Munich

Owen appears to be hanging onto the Liverpool number 10 shirt for a while in 2001

Owen signs a new four year deal with Liverpool in September 2001 and ends the year as European Footballer of the Year

Owen moves to the Spanish side Real Madrid in 2004

After 216 Liverpool appearances and 188 goals, Owen moves to Spanish giants Real Madrid in 2004 for 8m

Ronaldo comes off so that Owen can come on

Owen spends most of his time at Real on the bench though and as a bit-part player scores 16 goals in his first season

Owen trains with the England squad as speculation grows about his future

Owen now favours a return to the Premiership, and first-team football, and looks set to join Newcastle Utd for 17m

Owen set to complete Magpies move
30 Aug 05 |  Newcastle United
Reaction to Owen's move
30 Aug 05 |  Newcastle United

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