Football: A brief history of Michael Owen

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1979: Born 14 December, Chester, son of professional footballer, Terry.

1991: Breaks Ian Rush's goal-scoring record for Deeside Primary Schools in North Wales.

1994: Surpasses Kevin Gallen and Nick Barmby's joint goalscoring record for England Under-15s.

1996: Signs professional forms. Helps Liverpool win FA Youth Cup.

1997: 6 May Scores on first-team debut in 2-1 defeat at Wimbledon.

9 August Starts new season in place of the injured Robbie Fowler and scores in a 1-1 draw.

6 October Trains with England squad.

1998: 2 February Called into senior England squad for friendly international against Chile.