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FIFA World Cup: Top 5 Young Player Award winners

Parth Athale
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 16:03 IST

#4 Michael Owen (England) - France 1998


Michael Owen, 18, was just a teenager when he made England's squad for the 1998 World Cup. He became the youngest player to play for England in a World Cup when he made his debut against Tunisia as a substitute.

In the next match, Owen made another substitute appearance, netting the equaliser against Romania. England faced Argentina in the round of 16 and Owen started the game.

He was fouled for the penalty which Alan Shearer converted to give England the lead.

Then he gave his side the lead with a sensational solo goal as he beat two men before unleashing a fierce strike.

Sadly for him, England would go on to lose the game but his performance did not go unnoticed.

In 2013 the goal was voted as the third-best in England's history. He scored it when he was a teenager. Absolutely amazing.

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Published 23 May 2018, 21:58 IST
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