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Theo Walcott
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Personal information
Full name Theo James Walcott[1]
Date of birth 16 March 1989 (1989-03-16) (age 21)
Place of birth Stanmore, England
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[2]
Playing position Right winger, Striker
Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 14
Youth career
Newbury
Swindon Town
Southampton
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2006 Southampton 21 (4)
2006– Arsenal 79 (8)
National team
2006– England U21 21 (6)
2006 England B 1 (0)
2006– England 9 (3)
* .Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19:58, 15 March 2010 (UTC).^ Because Walcott is only 19, the Gunners would only be able to claim training costs of less than £90,000 for each year he had spent at the club.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: theo walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ He's only scored 5 goals all season and only two in the league.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ After he scores 100 goals in only 35 games, suitors from professional clubs come knocking.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]


† Appearances (Goals).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21:41, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
.Theo James Walcott (born 16 March 1989) is an English footballer who plays for Arsenal and the England national team as a winger.^ The England national team .
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]
  • Theo? - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is Theo Walcott a football genius or is he overrated?
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ I am talking about Theo Walcott as a footballer.
  • Arsenal Times - Gunners Down Rafa's Best Eleven - Theo Criticism Unfair 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thefootballnetwork.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Club career

Early career

.Walcott was born in Stanmore, England, but grew up near Newbury, where he played for A.F.C. Newbury and went to The Downs School secondary school.^ Grew up in Newbury, Berkshire; .

^ Club: Arsenal Position: Forward Number: 14 Nationality: England Old club: Southampton Age: 21 Born in: Newbury Height: 1.75m Weight: 68kg .
  • Theo Walcott Videos & Pictures | Best Theo Walcott Arsenal Goals 2009/2010 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC eurorivals.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walcott was born in Stanmore, north London, but his father, Don, was in the RAF, so the family moved around.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Walcott scored more than 100 goals[3] in his one and only season for Newbury, before leaving there for Swindon Town and later for Southampton.^ He's only scored 5 goals all season and only two in the league.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ There's only one team in London!

^ There's only one team in London!” .

Nike agreed to a sponsorship deal with Walcott when he was fourteen years old.[4]

Southampton

.In the 2004–05 season, he starred in the Southampton youth side that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup against Ipswich Town.^ In the 2004-05 in English football season, Theo Walcott starred in the Southampton youth side that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup Final Squads 2004/05: Ipswich Town v.
  • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

^ In the next match, an FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea F.C., Walcott put Arsenal ahead in the first half, although they eventually lost 2–1.
  • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

^ I was the only one that didn't get involved at the end of the Carling Cup final against Chelsea.
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

.In addition, he became the youngest person to play in the Southampton reserve team at 15 years and 175 days, when he came off the bench against Watford in September 2004.[5] However, he did not play in the Premier League, as Southampton were relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2004–05 season.^ In addition, Theo Walcott became the youngest person to play in the Southampton reserve team at 15 years and 175 days, when Theo Walcott came off the bench against Watford F.C. in September 2004.
  • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

^ However, Theo Walcott did not play in the Premier League, as Southampton were relegated to the Football League Championship at the end of the 2004–05 season.
  • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

^ He played for Southampton's youth side and for the reserve team, at the age of 15, against Watford.
  • Theo Walcott: Just 17 ... and in the World Cup squad - Profiles, People - The Independent 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.independent.co.uk [Source type: News]

[6]
.Before the start of the 2005–06 season, Walcott linked up with the first team's tour of Scotland, just two weeks after leaving school.^ Before the start of the 2005-06 in English football season, Walcott linked up with the first team's tour of Scotland, just two weeks after leaving school.
  • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

^ Really encouraging to see just how many Premier League first team regulars we have available.
  • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

^ Theo Walcott is ready to give Arsne Wenger another timely boost by returning to full training next week ahead of a potential first-team comeback in the FA Cup against Stoke a week on Sunday.
  • Theo? - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The striker then went on to become the youngest-ever player to play for the Southampton first team at 16 years and 143 days, after coming on as a substitute in Southampton's 0–0 draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Football League Championship.^ This year with Arsenal is his first with regular football.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ The target this year is to become a regular player.
  • Let’s talk about Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC arsenalfcblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Really encouraging to see just how many Premier League first team regulars we have available.
  • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

.Walcott made his full first team début away to Leeds United on 18 October 2005, scoring his first senior goal in the same game.^ Four minutes later, Rooney scored his first England goal since last October after slotting home a neat cross from substitute Jermaine Jenas.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: theo walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ For everyone else, the article quote Coach Suarez as saying that he will use the same starting lineup as the first two games, unless Mendez is too injured to go.

^ Theo Walcott shoots past Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Theo Walcott shoots past Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson to score the 5th Arsenal goal.

.He scored again away at Millwall four days later, and yet again in his full home debut against Stoke City the following Saturday.^ I became England's youngest ever player aged just 17 years and 75 days when I made my debut as a substitute against Hungary in May 2006.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four minutes later, Rooney scored his first England goal since last October after slotting home a neat cross from substitute Jermaine Jenas.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: theo walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ Source soccerway.com Player: Theo Walcott Arsenal suffered a fresh setback Thursday when it was announced England winger Theo Walcott had suffered a hamstring injury and would miss Saturday´s Premier League match against Stoke City.
  • Walcott woe adds to Arsenal´s problems 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.fantasysp.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

His rapid rise to fame also led him to be named amongst the top three finalists for the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on 11 December 2005.
.Before breaking into the Southampton first team, Walcott's massive potential was showcased in the 2005 MATCH Annual.^ Like i say, he was a striker at Saints for the time in youth football and 20 out of the 21 times he played in the first team before his move to Arsenal in Jan 06......:) .
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the player found first-team appearances hard to come by in an Arsenal shirt and reckons Theo Walcott might stagnate on the sidelines if he’s not careful.

^ He was a striker when he broke into the first team and played up top 21 times, scoring 4 goals and looking really classy and that's what got the attention of the big clubs.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

.His performances soon attracted attention from the British media, who saw him as one of the most promising young English talents of his time.^ Walcott makes his full professional debut at the age of 16 years and 143 days, the club’s youngest ever player, and he is soon being touted as one of England’s most promising youngsters.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ December: His meteoric rise saw him finish in the top three of the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year.
  • WALCOTT (Theo James Walcott) - Arsenal and England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.footballdatabase.com [Source type: General]

^ Thoe has been given time and of course is still young but we need him now.

.Following intense speculation that Walcott would move to the Premier League and media reports linking him with some of the league's top clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton eventually caved and accepted a bid from Arsenal for Walcott.^ Arsenal 4-2 Bolton : Top of the league .
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ Arsene Wenger called it the worst week of his managerial career as Arsenal crashed out of contention in Europe and the Premier League to arch-rivals Liverpool and Manchester United.
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

^ Let me clarify....Arsenal had a bid for Babel accepted, they agreed personal terms, and at the 11th hour Babel came out and said he wanted to stay in Holland for another year, but he would definitely join Arsenal the following season.
  • Ryan Babel or Theo Walcott: I know who I prefer! - Sportingo 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

Arsenal

Walcott in 2007
.Walcott transferred to Arsenal on 20 January 2006, for a fee of £5 million, rising to £12 million depending on appearances for club and country,[7][8][9] at the time this was a record fee for a teenager.^ I remember that day: 20 January 2006.
  • Theo Walcott: the making of a prodigy | Football | The Observer 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The teenager, who joined from Southampton for an initial 5million transfer fee in January 2006, is the lowest-paid member of the England squad.
  • Theo Walcott [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ Arsenal star Theo Walcott believes he is capable of becoming a first-team regular for club and country after denying claims he is injury-prone.
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

[10] .He signed a pre-contract agreement to sign a professional contract on his 17th birthday on 16 March 2006, and was given the number 32 shirt in the process.^ Sky Sports News say that Philippe Senderos is about to sign a pre-contract deal with a Serie A club.
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ In January 2006 he signs for Arsenal for £9.1 million, the most expensive 16-year-old in English football history.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

[11]
.Following his surprise and controversial selection in the England squad for the World Cup 2006,[12][13][14][15] he made his Premier League début on 19 August 2006, the first day of the 2006–07 season, coming on as a substitute against Aston Villa[16] and setting up a goal for Gilberto Silva.^ At 17, before he has even played in the Premier League for Arsenal, he is selected for England’s World Cup squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ World Cup Finals 2006 .

^ Then there was the day in 2006 when he was included in Sven-Goran Eriksson's World Cup squad.
  • 'People always think it's about money, but I just want to win trophies | Football | The Guardian 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

[17]
.A UEFA Champions League debut came in the second leg of Arsenal's third qualifying round match against Dinamo Zagreb,[18] where Walcott became the youngest ever Arsenal player to appear in European competition, a record previously held by Cesc Fàbregas, and since beaten by Jack Wilshere.^ I became England's youngest ever player aged just 17 years and 75 days when I made my debut as a substitute against Hungary in May 2006.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walcott makes his full professional debut at the age of 16 years and 143 days, the club’s youngest ever player, and he is soon being touted as one of England’s most promising youngsters.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Walcott transformed a shaky performance by Arsenal when he came on as a substitute against Sunderland last Sunday and once again showed that Wayne Rooney has a rival for the title of most exciting English footballing youngster.
  • Theo Walcott's in a league of his own - Times Online 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC women.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

[19] .Within minutes of coming on he received his first yellow card in Arsenal colours for taking a shot several seconds after the referee had already blown for offside.^ Over the entire 90 minutes, Arsenal had more possession, won more tackles and had more shots on and off target.
  • Arsenal Times - Gunners Down Rafa's Best Eleven - Theo Criticism Unfair 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thefootballnetwork.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Arsenal players and supporters hassle the referee for free kicks from the first whistle to the last.
  • 101 Great Goals - latest football videos and international soccer goals from the Premier League, Champions League,La liga, Serie A, World Cup, UEFA Cup and more » Blog Archive » Ouch! Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham) vs Theo Walcott (Arsenal) (video) 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.101greatgoals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the player found first-team appearances hard to come by in an Arsenal shirt and reckons Theo Walcott might stagnate on the sidelines if he’s not careful.

.During stoppage time his cross beat the Dinamo defence and Mathieu Flamini scored, giving Walcott a record of two assists in two substitute appearances.^ Substitute Mario Mandzukič scored for the Croats on a counterattack in 78 minutes to pull Croatia back to 3-1 before Walcott completed his treble with eight minutes remaining.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: theo walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ Walcott recorded a time of 4.72 seconds over 40 metres, a distance it took the Arsenal legend 4.82 seconds to get to.
  • inside World Soccer | Soccer news, scores, standings and videos: theo walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.insideworldsoccer.com [Source type: General]

^ Even Walcott admitted he had a poor game with England only recording their flattering 5-1 scoreline once the team shape had been changed and Walcott had been substituted.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

His first start came in a home league game against Watford on 14 October 2006.[20] Walcott's exploits with Arsenal and with the England team earned him the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award at the end of 2006.[21]
Walcott warming up with Arsenal
.Walcott's first goal for Arsenal came in the 2007 League Cup Final against Chelsea at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 25 February 2007, but his eleventh minute strike was overshadowed by events later on in the match as Didier Drogba scored twice to give Chelsea a 2–1 victory and three players were dismissed following a mass brawl.^ Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal.

^ Against whom did Andrei Arshavin score his first Arsenal goal?
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ Walcott claimed the record of Englands youngest player when he made his debut against Hungary, aged 17 years and 75 days, and was a shock inclusion in Sven-Goran Erikssons World Cup squad.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Other Sport :: Walcott can be future saviour 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

[22]
.Walcott's first home goals were scored in a Champions League match against Slavia Prague, which Arsenal won 7–0, as well as setting up a goal for Fàbregas.^ Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal.

^ Against whom did Andrei Arshavin score his first Arsenal goal?
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ The World Cup call-up (he didn't play), scoring in the Carling Cup final (Arsenal lost), claiming his first goal at the Emirates against Slavia Prague (he was then dropped) and his first two goals in the Premier League (Eduardo was severely injured, Birmingham equalised and captain Gallas was in a wet-eyed huff at the final whistle).
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

[23] Walcott scored his first two Premier league goals in a 2–2 draw against Birmingham City at St. Andrews on 23 February 2008.[24] He finished the 2007–08 season with seven goals from all competitions. .In the Champions League quarterfinal against Liverpool on 8 April, Walcott made a run from inside his own half down the length of the pitch, beating the Liverpool back four to set up Emmanuel Adebayor's last minute equalizer.^ Like that run he made against Liverpool in the Champions League; it was George Best all over ?
  • Theo Walcott: the Making of a Prodigy 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: General]

^ He scored twice when he started next to Emmanuel Adebayor in the 7-0 Champions League thrashing of Slavia Prague and made impressive substitute appearances against Bolton and Manchester United.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Other Sport :: Walcott can be future saviour 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Eighty yards later, a slipped pass inside to Emmanuel Adebayor set up the goal that meant Arsenal were six minutes from the Champions League semi-final.
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

[25]
.Following comparisons to former team-mate Thierry Henry,[23] Walcott was assigned Henry's former number 14 for the 2008–09 season.^ Team Photocall 2008/09 .

^ Oct 2008 14:01:09 .
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ Oct 2008 23:00:14 .
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

[26] .During the season, Walcott established himself as a first team regular, starting many games on the right midfield or winger.^ Really encouraging to see just how many Premier League first team regulars we have available.
  • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

^ For everyone else, the article quote Coach Suarez as saying that he will use the same starting lineup as the first two games, unless Mendez is too injured to go.

^ If Walcott went to Arsenal as a right winger then i'd agree with you, but the kid was a striker who Wenger is playing on the right wing to use his pace.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

.In September 2008, Arsène Wenger confirmed that Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool were all interested in signing Walcott as a 16 year old.^ Wenger has so far resisted the temptation to start the 18-year-old Walcott up front on a regular basis because he wants to give him time to develop properly, both physically and mentally.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Other Sport :: Walcott can be future saviour 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Wenger is eager to handle Walcott with care but, following the 19-year-old's fine form in a largely under-performing Gunners side in the final months of the last term, it is expected that the forward will be given more opportunities.
  • Sky Sports | Football News | Premier League | Arsenal | Walcott sets targets 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.skysports.com [Source type: News]

^ The pacy 16-year-old was given 10 days off by Arsène Wenger and was yet to make my first appearance for Arsenal when the month ended.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27] .On Saturday 18 October 2008, Walcott scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Everton, scoring the third and final goal in the match, which Arsenal won 3–1 despite going behind to a Leon Osman goal.^ He's only scored 5 goals all season and only two in the league.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ Against whom did Andrei Arshavin score his first Arsenal goal?
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ The World Cup call-up (he didn't play), scoring in the Carling Cup final (Arsenal lost), claiming his first goal at the Emirates against Slavia Prague (he was then dropped) and his first two goals in the Premier League (Eduardo was severely injured, Birmingham equalised and captain Gallas was in a wet-eyed huff at the final whistle).
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

.Three days later, Walcott scored Arsenal's second goal in a 5–2 win away to Fenerbahçe, rounding the keeper before tucking the ball away from a tight angle.^ And I am sure he will score the crutial winning goal.

^ Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal Theo Walcott celebrates scoring the 5th Arsenal goal.

^ Six minutes later, Lee Cattermole sent Walcott away down the left wing, the Arsenal player surging past the hapless García before composing himself to pull the ball back for Milner to thud in his ninth goal at this level.
  • Theo Walcott inspires England to semi-final place | International Football - Times Online 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.On 18 November 2008, Walcott dislocated his right shoulder while training with England for a friendly against Germany.^ Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson has been recalled to the England Under-21 squad for clashes against Portugal and Lithuania but Theo Walcott and ...
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Keyword search for Walcott :: Page 1 | Breaking news, sport, showbiz, pictures and video from the Daily and Sunday Express newspapers - updated 24/7 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.dailyexpress.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Less than a week after his visit to the ward, Walcott dislocates his other shoulder during an England training session before a friendly with Germany.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Anyone who saw Walcott against Porto for Arsenal will know England have yet to see the best of him.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

[28] .He made a full recovery by April 2009, scoring against Wigan to equalise before starting the second leg tie against Villarreal, where he scored in the 10th minute after receiving a pass from captain Fàbregas and flicking the ball over the goalkeeper.^ Coach quick to put brakes on Walcott hype Brooking flies in to give Pearce new deal First step for Under-21s crucial for Pearce England immediately started passing the ball around with more zip and it was little surprise when they opened the scoring in the 67th minute.
  • Theo Walcott inspires England to semi-final place | International Football - Times Online 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Wenger is ready to hand Walcott only his second Gunners start of the season tonight in the Champions League against Standard Liege.
  • Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | Sport | Football 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.express.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ He was just part of the goal, like Sagna's pass forward one minute before the goal, or Denilson's sideways pass in the build up.
  • Arsenal Times - Gunners Down Rafa's Best Eleven - Theo Criticism Unfair 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thefootballnetwork.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[29] Arsenal won 4–1 on aggregate.
.In the next match, an FA Cup Semi-Final against Chelsea, Walcott put Arsenal ahead in the first half, although they eventually lost 2–1. Three days later, Walcott came off to the bench to run half the length of the field before squaring for Andrei Arshavin to put Arsenal 4–3 up against Liverpool in the 91st minute, although the match finished 4–4.[30] Recently he signed a new contract, reported to last four years.^ Every time Arsenal went ahead last year they would concede a few minutes later.
  • Arsenal Times - Gunners Down Rafa's Best Eleven - Theo Criticism Unfair 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thefootballnetwork.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walcott signed a new contract with Arsenal in the summer and is convinced that he will finish this season with a trophy in his hands.
  • kasra - now a different blog! - Posts tagged by "". 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC my.opera.com [Source type: General]

^ Theo Walcott signs new long-term deal with Arsenal .
  • Theo Walcott: the making of a prodigy | Football | The Observer 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On 6 March 2010, Walcott scored his second goal of the season against Burnley in a 3-1 victory to give Arsenal a decisive lead, with a curling left-footed effort from the edge of the box, after cutting inside from the right flank.^ The second Arsenal goal left Bolton unhappy and I can understand why.
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ He goes on his right foot — so he must work to come on the inside on his left foot.

^ The Arsenal winger, who scored a hat-trick for England in Croatia in a World Cup qualifier last September, has played almost exclusively on the right flank so far in his career.
  • Theo Walcott wants to develop into an out-and-out striker for club and country | thelondonpaper.com 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thelondonpaper.com [Source type: General]

International career

.Walcott was a surprise inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's preliminary England squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, announced on 8 May 2006. Even with first-choice strikers Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen both recovering from injury, Walcott was selected over established Premier League strikers such as Darren Bent (the highest-scoring English forward in the Premier League in the 2005–06 season), Andy Johnson (the top English goalscorer in the Premier League in the 2004–05 season), Dean Ashton (like Bent, already an established player at England Under-21 level) and England squad regular Jermain Defoe.^ On Milner, I think that under 21's his level.
  • Walcott makes right-wing statement | Sport | guardian.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ At 17, before he has even played in the Premier League for Arsenal, he is selected for England’s World Cup squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ World Cup 2006 .

[31]
.Walcott came on as a second half substitute on 25 May 2006 for the England B team against Belarus.^ Stuart Pearce insists Theo Walcott could force his way into England's senior squad for next Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Belarus.
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ I became England's youngest ever player aged just 17 years and 75 days when I made my debut as a substitute against Hungary in May 2006.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Against Andorra however he came on with 10 min to go and still didn't have the legs to move beyond the half way line.
  • Walcott makes right-wing statement | Sport | guardian.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On 30 May 2006, he became the youngest ever England player in a full international by appearing in England's friendly against Hungary at Old Trafford, aged 17 years and 75 days.^ I became England's youngest ever player aged just 17 years and 75 days when I made my debut as a substitute against Hungary in May 2006.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Walcott makes his full professional debut at the age of 16 years and 143 days, the club’s youngest ever player, and he is soon being touted as one of England’s most promising youngsters.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ The pacy 16-year-old was given 10 days off by Arsène Wenger and was yet to make my first appearance for Arsenal when the month ended.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

England won the match 3–1.
.Despite being one of only two fully fit strikers in the England squad, he did not play during the tournament.^ March 20th, 2009 at 1:06 am Daryl, you are not the only one who think it is slightly puzzling about Walcott being in the U-21 squad.
  • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

^ He did come off the bench a couple of times in a 3 upfront system but as one of 3 strikers in desperation to win matches as they drew a lot of games i noticed.
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

^ At 17, before he has even played in the Premier League for Arsenal, he is selected for England’s World Cup squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Eriksson defended his decision,[32] claiming that the experience has served him well for future tournaments.^ He can run well off the ball but his skills with the ball should be doubted.I rate Vela above him as he seems to be more cool with the ball and can launch at defenders.
  • - Home - Is Theo the new Francis Jeffers? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.arsenaladdict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let the guy develop, he is lucky to have two coaching greats guiding his future in Wenger and Capello and given time will serve Arsenal and England very well.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

^ Clearly has talent but Wenger paying so much for him and Eriksson taking him to the World Cup have both been terrible decisions for the lad.
  • Would you want Theo Walcott at your club, even on loan? - Sportingo 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

.Following the end of the World Cup tournament, Eriksson left his position as England manager.^ At 17, before he has even played in the Premier League for Arsenal, he is selected for England’s World Cup squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ All those years ago, when I was 10 and planned out my life story, I predicted that England would win the World Cup.
  • Theo Walcott: the making of a prodigy | Football | The Observer 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]
  • Theo Walcott: the Making of a Prodigy 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.buzzle.com [Source type: General]

^ Since his shock call up to the England squad for the 2006 World Cup pushed him into the limelight he has been hailed as the future of England.

.New appointment Steve McClaren, put Walcott into the England Under-21s, claiming he was "toughening up" on his squad selections.^ England Under 21s .
  • Theo Walcott, Gabi Agbonlahor and Micah Richards Dumped Back into England Under-21 Squad - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

^ Walcott handed Under-21s recall Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has been called into the England Under-21 squad to...
  • Theo Walcott Forum from Football.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forum.football.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ At 17, before he has even played in the Premier League for Arsenal, he is selected for England’s World Cup squad by Sven-Goran Eriksson.
  • Theo Walcott: Teenage Cancer Trust supporter on a wing and a prayer - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

[33]
.On 15 August 2006, Walcott became the youngest player ever to score for the England national Under-21 football team when he scored the opener after three minutes in England's 2–2 draw with Moldova at Ipswich Town's ground Portman Road.^ The England national team .
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

^ Walcott on England Under-21s duty .
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ I became England's youngest ever player aged just 17 years and 75 days when I made my debut as a substitute against Hungary in May 2006.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The game against Moldova was his first cap for the England Under-21s.^ England Under 21s .
  • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]

^ Again coming on for Michael Owen in his first Senior match, I beat Wayne Rooney's previous record as England's youngest cap.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His shoulder first dislocated in a game against Portsmouth in December 2005.
  • Theo Walcott's in a league of his own - Times Online 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC women.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

.Walcott scored two goals against Germany to seal qualification for England to the Under-21 European Championships, in the playoff second leg in October 2006, with his second drawing comparisons with Thierry Henry.^ UEFA Under 21 Championship .
  • England - Theo Walcott - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Soccerway 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]
  • Walcott woe adds to Arsenal's problems - Soccerway 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.soccerway.com [Source type: News]

^ Walcott on England Under-21s duty .
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ I've already scored 4 Goals in the Championship.
  • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[34]
.On 6 September 2008, Walcott made his first competitive start in a World Cup qualifier against Andorra, and in the following match against Croatia on 10 September he opened his senior international goals tally and became the youngest player in history to score a hat-trick for England.^ September 8, 2008 10:24 PM .
  • Walcott makes right-wing statement | Sport | guardian.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ September 8, 2008 10:19 AM .
  • Walcott makes right-wing statement | Sport | guardian.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ September 8, 2008 10:53 AM .
  • Walcott makes right-wing statement | Sport | guardian.co.uk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC blogs.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

[35]
.Over the summer of 2009, Walcott participated in England Under-21 team's European Cup campaign despite protestations from his club manager, Arsene Wenger.^ Walcott on England Under-21s duty .
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ Arsene Wenger admits it is "great" to have Theo Walcott back in contention for Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round clash with Burnley - but warned against expecting too much too soon from the England winger.

^ About social bookmarking But the 20-year-old, currently in Sweden on England Under-21 duty for the European Championships, expects his long-term future to lie up front where his searing pace can be fully utilised.
  • Theo Walcott wants to develop into an out-and-out striker for club and country | thelondonpaper.com 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thelondonpaper.com [Source type: General]

.Wenger complained that Walcott's participation in the tournament as well as matches with the senior squad would lead to burn out and injury.^ Walcott injury adds to Wenger's woes .
  • TEAMtalk - Football News, Transfer Gossip, Live Scores, Results 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC olympics.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]
  • Walcott injury adds to Wenger's woes | Latest News | Football News from TEAMtalk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.teamtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Arsenal suffered a fresh setback Thursday when it was announced England winger Theo Walcott had suffered a hamstring injury and would miss Saturday’s Premier League match against Stoke City.
  • Walcott woe adds to Arsenal´s problems 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.soccernews.com [Source type: General]

^ That might push Walcott forward briefly, but I suspect Wenger’s strange Bendtner fixation will win out instead.
  • Is It Theo Walcott’s Time At Arsenal? | EPL Talk 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.epltalk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[citation needed]

International goals

Scores and results list. England's goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 September 2008 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Croatia 1–0 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
2. 10 September 2008 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Croatia 2–0 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
3. 10 September 2008 Maksimir Stadium, Zagreb, Croatia  Croatia 4–1 4–1 2010 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

Family and personal life

Walcott was born to a Jamaican father and an English mother.[36] His family made a cameo appearance in the 2007 film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. .Theo himself was due to appear as well, but his commitments to Arsenal forced him to drop out.^ Arsenal winger Theo Walcott is desperate to kick-start his campaign after a shoulder problem last season robbed him of the best form of his career.
  • WALCOTT'S RARING TO GO |Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ Theo will never cut it at Arsenal and we should cash in on him while the hype surrounds him.
  • - Home - Is Theo the new Francis Jeffers? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.arsenaladdict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Being a keen Arsenal supporter and big fan of Theo, it's not wise to categorise him as a 'Genius' or 'Overrated'.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

[37]
.Walcott and his father are both Liverpool fans.^ If Liverpool had gone out instead, I’m sure their fans would have bemoaned an inability to tackle Walcott, who ran the length of the pitch to set up Adebayor.

^ I think Babel and Walcott would be 2 of the best players in the future but both need playing time (doesnt matter if its at arsenal or liverpool)...
  • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

Walcott has never hidden the fact that he's a massive Liverpool supporter and even when Chelsea laid out the red carpet for him as a youngster, he used the opportunity to meet his real idols:
."I was playing in a tournament for Swindon when Southampton and Chelsea showed an interest.^ Yet what you constantly hear when United or Chelsea win like this is the character they show to play poorly and still win the game.
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

.Chelsea invited me to be a ball-boy for a game against Liverpool and it was fantastic to meet my heroes Michael Owen and Robbie Fowler.^ The following weekend will see Arsenal at Chelsea, before hosting Liverpool on February 10 ahead of the Champions League last-16 clash against Porto.
  • WENGER TO CALL ON CAMPBELL |Football Transfer News, Football News, Fixtures, Results, Match Reports, Stats 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportinglife.com [Source type: News]

^ It's 59 goals in 22 league game so far this season, which is a fantastic record and it's nice to be where we are even if Chelsea have a game in hand.
  • Arseblog - ...an Arsenal blog. @ OleOle 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.oleole.com [Source type: General]

^ Walcott had a good game against Croatia because he was given the chance to run behind the fullback and because he was allowed time on the ball.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

I was a Liverpool fan simply because my dad followed them. .Unfortunately I wasn't born when the team had their golden era, but I enjoyed watching the likes of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman when I was growing up.^ You just cant take defeat like your manager, grow up .
  • Would you want Theo Walcott at your club, even on loan? - Sportingo 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ I am supporting those mu who have paid a lot of money to watch this team and therefore pay the likes of Theo to waste 150k on a ferrari for his WAG. .

^ I tried convincing some guy that a stronger Arsenal team wasn’t less likely to lose, as they’d have played not to get injured.

.When Liverpool won the Champions League last year,[38] I went mad.^ The year before that we won the league unbeaten.
  • Would you want Theo Walcott at your club, even on loan? - Sportingo 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

^ Some say you only have to look at his runs at Liverpool both in the Champions League two seasons ago or last season in the 4-4, not to mention his England hat-trick (as if I care) to see what he can do.
  • - Home - Is Theo the new Francis Jeffers? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.arsenaladdict.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course we had a bad year last year- i do not know a single arsenal fan who thinks differently.Dixon Brainbridge- we won the f.a cup in 2005.
  • Would you want Theo Walcott at your club, even on loan? - Sportingo 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportingo.com [Source type: General]

I was shouting so loud I think I woke up the entire village where I live!"[39]
.Theo Walcott has been involved with the UK charities Build a School[40] and Best Beginnings.^ Theo Walcott's dismantling of Slaven Bilic's side last month was hailed as the beginning of a new era.
  • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

[41]
On 6 April 2008, Walcott was a torchbearer for the Olympic Flame for Beijing 2008 as it was paraded around London. He was the second last torchbearer just before Dame Kelly Holmes.
He is in a long-term relationship with Melanie Slade. The couple got together after meeting in 2006 at the WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton.[42]
.His cousin Jacob Walcott is a trainee at Reading[43] and a member of the England national under-17 football team appearing in the 2009 UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship.^ The England national team .
  • Theo Walcott Interview - Football forum - TheGoalPosts 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thegoalposts.com [Source type: General]

^ It will be interesting to see what action the football authorities take against the Croatian national team.
  • Theo Walcott treble sparks new life into England with superb hat-trick - Football - Telegraph 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Says: October 20th, 2009 at 6:43 am Why didnt Walcott just dive out of the way?
  • 101 Great Goals - latest football videos and international soccer goals from the Premier League, Champions League,La liga, Serie A, World Cup, UEFA Cup and more » Blog Archive » Ouch! Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham) vs Theo Walcott (Arsenal) (video) 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.101greatgoals.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[44]
.He is featured on the cover art of the EA Sports video game FIFA 10, along with fellow Premier League footballers Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.^ An enthusiastic computer game player, he was boyishly delighted to discover he would be alongside Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard on the cover of EA Sports FIFA 10 when it is released next month.
  • 'People always think it's about money, but I just want to win trophies | Football | The Guardian 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Chelsea FC midfielder Frank Lampard and bottomnals rising star, Theo Walcott, join Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney as the faces of FIFA 10 in the UK. FIFA 10 will be available from October 2nd on PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, Wii home video game system, PC, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo DS, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system and mobile.
  • News: Box art special: Lampard and Walcott join Rooney - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ FIFA is definitely the best football game on the market, and I am delighted to be featured on the cover again, said Manchester United and England striker, Wayne Rooney.
  • News: Box art special: Lampard and Walcott join Rooney - ComputerAndVideoGames.com 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.computerandvideogames.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Club career statistics

(correct as of 31 January 2010)[45][46]
Club Season League Cup[47] Europe Total
Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Southampton 2005–06 21 4 1 2 1 1 - - - 23 5 2
Arsenal
2005–06 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006–07 16 0 3 10 1 2 6 0 2 32 1 7
2007–08 25 4 2 5 1 0 9 2 3 39 7 5
2008–09 22 2 2 3 1 0 10 3 1 35 6 3
2009–10 16 2 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 21 2 1
Career total 97 11 9 21 4 3 28 5 6 146 20 17

Honours

Club

Southampton
Runner-up:
Arsenal
Runner-up:

International

England U-21
Runner-up:

Individual

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External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Theo Walcott (born 1989-03-16, Stanmore, London, England) is an English football player with Arsenal FC.

About

  • The kid can run through puddles and not make a splash. He is lightning quick and drifts over the ground. .
    • Harry Redknapp, former manager of Southampton FC, 2006 (Source)
  • I don't think the whole World Cup can rely on Theo Walcott but he can certainly come on and make a difference - and why not start him in a game or two?^ Theo Walcott has the world at his feet.
    • Arsenal's young starlet Theo Walcott - an England international? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.inthenews.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ World Cup 2006 .
    • Theo Walcott - CFCnet Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.cfcnet.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Teams | England | Walcott & Lennon in England squad 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]
    • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]
    • Weekend Quiz: World Cup Qualifier Version - World Cup Blog 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Topic: Theo Walcott: Just 17 going to the World Cup .
    • Camel Milk Threads: Theo Walcott: Just 17 going to the World Cup 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.somaliaonline.com [Source type: News]

    .He is an interesting weapon because he can play wide and centrally.^ "Walcott will be very important because we have to play to attack and the wide position is very important," Capello said.
    • AFP: Capello to unleash Walcott in World Cup qualifier 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.google.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He has far too many central players playing wide.
    • Theo Walcott - RedCafe.net 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.redcafe.net [Source type: General]

    Then, once he is in front of the defender, nobody can catch him. He is a fantastic prospect. .
  • For me, it is not so surprising England chose him.^ Walcott was a surprise inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's preliminary England national football team squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

    ^ Walcott's surprise selection for the England World Cup squad in 2006 forced him to grow up quickly, with his position as a national celebrity being thrust upon him in unnecessarily rapid fashion.
    • Kevin Palmer: Time for Theo Walcott to shine - Barclays Premier League - ESPN Soccernet 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC soccernet-att.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The pacy 16-year-old was given 10 days off by Arsène Wenger and was yet to make my first appearance for Arsenal when the month ended.
    • MySpace - Theo Walcott - 20 - Male - - myspace.com/theowalcott1989 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In training we all notice him because he is confident and very quick.^ Walcott said: “People will say that my second goal was like a Thierry Henry finish and I watched him in training all the time.
    • Walcott on song 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.sportstar.in [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I decided to play Walcott because I saw him perform well against Andorra and during training," Capello said.
    • England beats Croatia 4-1 in WCup qualifier - USATODAY.com 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    ^ To all you people how consider him as lacking in skills, think again because an ability to go past a player is a skill he has.
    • TheGame - Times Online - WBLG: Theo Walcott: football genius or overrated? 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC timesonline.typepad.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • Gilberto Silva, Brazilian World Cup winning footballer, 2006 (Source)
  • He is potentially brilliant, and he is going to be exciting, but potential is nothing unless you can produce it.^ When scotland win the 2010 world cup?
    • England squad for 2010 World Cup? Live Help 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.maybenow.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you know anyone going to World Cup 2010?
    • Theo Walcott - the new Roald Dahl? | The Spoiler 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thespoiler.co.uk [Source type: General]
    • Theo Walcott | The Spoiler 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.thespoiler.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ World Cup 2006 .
    • Theo Walcott - CFCnet Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.cfcnet.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BBC SPORT | Football | World Cup 2006 | Teams | England | Walcott & Lennon in England squad 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC news.bbc.co.uk [Source type: News]
    • Can Somoene Explain Why Theo Walcott is in the England Under 21 Squad? - England 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC england.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]
    • Walcott to Debut Against Ecuador? - Ecuador 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC ecuador.worldcupblog.org [Source type: News]
    • Weekend Quiz: World Cup Qualifier Version - World Cup Blog 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.worldcupblog.org [Source type: General]

    .I would think he's way, way, way, miles away from international World Cup football.^ The first away side ever to win a competitive international in Croatia, a massive boost to England's nascent World Cup qualification campaign, and a legendary start to Theo Walcott's career as an international football superstar.
    • Virgin Media Sport | Sport Headlines | Theo is the hero - min-by-min report 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.football.virginmedia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Walcott was a surprise inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's preliminary England national football team squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup.

    ^ Walcott was a surprise inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's preliminary England national football team squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, announced on 8 May 2006.
    • Theo Walcott 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.gfdb.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • Bobby Robson, former manager of England, 2006 (Source)
  • I trained with the lad last season at Southampton for two or three weeks.^ I went to Scotland for a week when I was with Southampton last pre-season but that’s about it!

    ^ It's October and he has an injury of two-to-three weeks.
    • Arsenal Analysis: No Cutting Edge Without Theo Walcott - World Soccer - Yahoo! Sports 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC sports.yahoo.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Last Transfer/Loan: Southampton to Arsenal in Jan 2006 Source: skysports.com Theo Walcott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .
    • theo walcott - Bing 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC www.bing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In all the years I played there was never anything I saw on a training pitch that took my breath away, but he was doing things on the pitch that made me stand up and say 'Wow'. He could go on and make a better player than Wayne Rooney.^ Gary’ are you saying that Rooney is better now than Walcott will ever be.
    • Theo Walcott – the Second Coming 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC soccerlens.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I wouldnt say theo is better than him at all But regardless of that...
    • How Good Is Theo Walcott? [Archive] - LiverpoolFC Official Forums 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC forums.liverpoolfc.tv [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We do like Wayne Rooney in that get up, mind.
    • Theo Walcott index | News | guardian.co.uk Football 22 January 2010 12:17 UTC football.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

    • Matthew Le Tissier, former England footballer, 2006 (Source)

External links

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Theo Walcott
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Personal information
Full name Theo James Walcott
Date of birth 16 March 1989 (1989-03-16) (age 21)
Place of birth    Stanmore, Greater London, England
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Arsenal
Number 14
Senior clubs
Years Club
2005
2006-
Southampton
Arsenal
National team
2006- England

Theo Walcott (born 16 March 1989) is a English football player. He plays for Arsenal and England national team.

Club career statistics

Club Performance League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
EnglandLeague FA Cup Football League Cup EuropeTotal
2005/06SouthamptonLeague Championship2141110-235
2005/06ArsenalPremier League0000000000
2006/07160406160321
2007/08254104192397
2008/092223100103356
2009/10
CountryEngland 84109211225512919
Total 84109211225512919

International career statistics

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England national team
YearAppsGoals
200610
200700
200853
200920
2010
Total83

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