Strong Irish Republic Under-21 international, who looked a promising defender for Spurs, but was not retained and went on to play mainly in non-league football.
After he had started in non-league at Enfield, Owen signed for Spurs, spending a season at the club in the youth ranks and his stature marked him out as a commanding centre-half who could also play at full back, but his only appearances were in the ill-conceived inclusion of Tottenham Hotspur in the 1995 InterToto Cup, when they were forced to play by the FA. This lead to Spurs fielding a number of loan players and youth players.
Quick in the tackle and quick across the turf, he went on loan to Yeovil Town before signing permanently with Bournemouth. Coll failed to settle anywhere for very long, moving back to Yeovil, before going on to Stevenage Borough and then on to Aldershot Town, where he stayed for three years and had the best spell of his career in the First XI.
Further moves to Grays Athletic and Hitchin Town followed, until he transferred to Cheshunt, where Owen had to retire from playing in 2004 with a knee injury.