4. Michael Owen
The boy-wonder introduced himself to the world in the best possible way when he scored that goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup in France. A star was born.
In his first full season in the Premier League, Owen finished joint top goalscorer with 18 goals - a tally which he later repeated.
Owen won the Ballon d'Or in Liverpool's cup treble winning season of 2000/01.
He later moved on to Real Madrid in 2004 but returned to England the following season, only to see injuries ruin much of his later years.