Early Life

Born on December 14, 1979, Michael James Owen grew up in a sports family where his father, Terry Owen, was a former professional footballer and had played for numerous renowned clubs such as Chester City and Everton..

Michael showed a marked talent in sports since young and was described as the most promising athlete in the family by his father. At the age of seven, Owen was introduced to football and attended Rector Drew Primary School in Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales.

At eight, Owen started to shine as he was selected for the Deeside Area Primary School’s Under-11 team. Owen’s first debut was rather remarkable as he broke Gary Speed’s appearance record of having played in all three seasons for the 11-years olds since he was eight.

His achievement had granted him the opportunity to be promoted as team captain one year later.

Owen couldn’t stop his record-breaking behaviour as he broke Ian Rush’s 20-year 72 goals record by scoring 97 goals in a single season at the age of ten and it was all thanks to the monitoring that provided by some of the nation’s leading scouts.

With an established achievement since young, Owen became eligible to sign a schoolboy contract with a club when he enrolled in Hawarden High School, a secondary school located in Wales.

This is where the English Legend begins.