BBC Sport - Sports Personality: Owen caps World Cup with SPOTY win
1998: World Cup star Owen tops BBC poll
- From the section Sports Personality
In 1998, England's new footballing icon Michael Owen was named Sports Personality of the Year.
The Liverpool teenager became an overnight star on the international stage, largely thanks to his performance and solo goal against Argentina at the 1998 World Cup finals in France.
He became England's youngest player and scorer, and ended the year as runner-up to Zinedine Zidane in the World Player of the Year awards.
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