Theo Walcott is an England international football player who currently features for English and European giants Arsenal. He plays as a forward and can also play as a winger because of his pace.
Walcott is a product of Southampton’s youth club and reached the FA Youth Cup Final with them in 2005. At 15 years and 175 days he was the youngest player to play in Southampton’s reserve team.
He did not get to play for the club in the Premier League as they were relegated in 2005, but made his debut against Leeds United in October 2005 and immediately showed his potential with a goal. Four days later he scored again against Millwall, and then again at home against Stoke City the weekend after.
Walcott’s performance was not left unnoticed and he was linked to British, Italian, and Spanish top clubs before eventually signing for Arsenal in January 2006. He won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award in 2006.
In February 2007 Walcott debuted for the reserve team and scored. In August he played his first Premier League game and assisted a goal. He was the youngest Arsenal player to play in a European competition when he came on against Dinamo Zagreb. Walcott has since gone on to make himself an asset for the Gunners, playing in over 100 league matches.
Walcott made his international debut for England in 2006 and has played in over 25 games for his nation so far. He was part of the Three Lions squad for the 2006 World Cup finals and Euro 2012.