Now, I’m not normally a massive fan of football… I appreciate it’s the most popular sport in the world, and certainly in the UK, but for me the ball’s the wrong shape and the players are generally a bunch of girls who like to writhe around in pretend agony and cheat quite a bit. Which, quite frankly, isn’t sport.
Plus, I grew up supporting Stockport County, so I’ve never really watched the game played with class or panache.
But I digress. If you asked the average footballer what his favourite car was, chances are you’d get something horrific as the answer. A Pagani Zonda, maybe, or a Range Rover Sport, but only in Pearlescent White with matching leather.
Hats off, then, to Michael Owen. To be fair, he’s always come across as one of the more rooted top tier footballers, possibly because he’s clearly of above average intelligence for those in his profession. When asked what dream car he’d like to get behind the wheel of as part of a Sunday Times and Shell promotion, Michael opted to revisit the first car he ever owned and loved – recalling, like the rest of us, how he had to beg his dad to help cover the insurance and ran it on a shoestring…
The car in question? A 1.8 VVC Rover 200 Coupe. The boy done good…
AROnline readers can find the full interview at this link and watch the accompanying video below.