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  Name: Michael Owen                                                               
  Birth name: Michael James Owen                                                   
  Born: 14 December 1979 Chester, England                                         
  Michael James Owen[2] (born 14 December 1979, in Chester, England) is an         
  English football player currently with and captain of Newcastle United. He       
  previously played for Liverpool (1996-2004) and Real Madrid C.F. (2004-05). He   
  plays as a striker and has enjoyed a hugely successful and high-profile career   
  at both club and international level and was the Ballon d'Or winner in 2001.     
  Owen is currently England's fourth highest scorer of all time, with 40 goals in 
  88 games for his country, and is England's leading competitive goalscorer with   
  26 goals.He was selected by PelĂ© as one of the FIFA 125 greatest living players 
  in 2004. Owen is best known for his blistering pace, precise finishing and       
  intriguing predatory instincts around goal.