Hoddle gave Owen his debut in 1998, included him in his World Cup squad for the 1998 finals in France, and was rewarded with a sensational goal from the teenager against Argentina.
"Some might say he is at the top of that list.
"He was a baby-faced assassin. His finishing was amazing for a young man. He had that coolness in the penalty box. Some players get anxious but he seemed to get calmer and calmer.
"Michael also had that wonderful intelligence to make the right movement to stay onside. He must have been a nightmare to defend against."