|Name||Michael James Owen|
|Club Squad No.||10|
|Nation Squad No.||10|
|Key stats (PES 4)|| Top Speed - 96|
Acceleration - 97
Agility - 95
|Previous Clubs|| Liverpool |
Michael Owen is a retired English centre-forward, former international, who last played for Stoke City. He was once considered a wonder-kid for England and is a product of the Liverpool youth academy. His breakthrough came during the 1998 World Cup.
He's featured in every PES game and has always been known for his incredible shot accuracy and technique. Furthermore he has been known for his lightning pace and acceleration. However, as the years have gone by, this stats has deteriorated, making him only a decent back up to have.
 Previous PES games
Up until PES 3, Owen appeared for Liverpool as their main striker and usually alongside Robbie Fowler and was deemed one of the best youngsters in the game but unfortunately due to these installments not featuring development in Master League he does not go on to develop.
 PES 4
Following his transfer from Liverpool, Owen appears in the Real Madrid squad but is behind the likes of Ronaldo, Raul and Fernando Morientes in the pecking order, but, due to PES 4's quick tempo match engine, Owen's dribbling ability and speed made him the perfect striker for this game and partners Ronaldo to great attacking effect. In this installment he also receives a Preset Face.
 PES 5 - 6
Owen plays for Newcastle United in these versions of the series and remains one of the best strikers in the game leading many to believe his stats are exaggerated following real-life injury problems.
 PES 2008
Owen is the cover star of this game alongside Cristiano Ronaldo mainly due to the fact Newcastle were licensed. He was given a dramatic statistical change to make him one of the best finishers and a valuable asset to any gamer. Owen was also given a superb development curve in the Master League mode which makes him one of the best players on the game: very quick and stats wise when he is at full peak.
 PES 2009
Despite a stats drop in PES 2009 he is still considered a dangerous player although his injury proneness is bound to let him down on occasions. Owen also appears for the England squad despite being dropped.
 PES 2010
After the second update is installed Owen receives a more detailed preset than his original.
He is a decent striker, rated 81 overall which isn't as good as Rooney nor Berbatov however it does still put him in contention. He's good very good shot accuracy which is 90 and also very good shot technique, which is 88 and therefore when he's given the slightest of space in the penalty area, he's able to score. But he does lack shot power, which is only 74 so he'll struggle to score from anything more than 18 yards.
He's also very accomplished in the air as he has very good jump and heading therefore despite his height, he can crop up with a few headed goals. In addition he has good technique and can therefore control even the toughest of crosses, however this is match and even bettered by his fellow team mates.
He can also dribble with the ball as he has good accuracy and speed in those categories, and matched with his agility, he is able to take on the opposition and create chances for himself.
His weaknesses is that he is a very weak player and can easily get shrugged off the ball unlike Rooney. He does also lack stamina and can easily tire before the match has finished and more often than not, he'll need to be subbed off, or conversely, he could be used as a 'Super Sub.' Finally he lacks sufficient pace off the ball to be effective and therefore he's much more comfortable when the ball is played to his feet.
Overall Owen is a good player however because he's weak, lacks stamina and surprisingly slow, he may be more useful as a sub coming on for the likes of Berbatov.
Owen on the PES 2008 game cover with C. Ronaldo
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