What comes to mind when you think of Michael Owen?
Is it goalscoring? Is it a particular goal? Is it the two Premier League Golden Boots or the 2001 Ballon d’Or? Is it the treble against Germany or the 40 goals for England as a whole?
For me, personally, it was the look of pure joy that came over his face after putting the ball into the back of the net. There was always something boyish about Michael Owen—a pure love of goalscoring that the trappings of fame and fortune simply couldn’t hide.
Following are what, to me, are Michael’s five most memorable goals. Chances are you’ll think of some others, and that’s fine. There’s over 250 to choose from. But if you think of one you’d have liked to have seen on this list, feel free to describe it in the forum below.
Let’s get to it, then. And you’ll never guess which goal I chose as number one...