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5 Footballers who would have been even better without injuries

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#4 Michael Owen

Michael Owen
On his day, Owen was one of the best strikers in the game

The English striker took the world by storm with his play in the early 2000s. In 2001, his performances were recognized with him claiming the highest individual honour, the Ballon d’Or.

Owen ended up playing for the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Real Madrid. He ended his career having won the Premier League, the UEFA Cup, three English League Cups and the FA Cup. He was equally impressive on the international stage with him bagging 40 goals in 89 appearances for the Three Lions.

Despite all his achievements, Owen could yet have scaled greater heights had it not been for a hamstring injury he suffered at the age of 19. The hamstring injury robbed him of his greatest asset: pace. Though he was able to make amends with his other attributes, it makes people wonder what the Englishman could’ve gone on to achieve had the injury curse not struck him at the tender age of 19.

Owen was a successful footballer and would go down as one of the greatest English forwards ever. However, the world was denied the opportunity of seeing Owen in full flight due to his injury. Hence, he makes it to our list at No. 4.

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