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Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott was a 17-year-old member of England's FIFA World Cup squad in 2006 but did not play in Germany and was left out for the tournament in South Africa four years later, despite scoring a hat-trick away to Croatia in qualifying. The Arsenal FC right-winger has blown hot and cold since then, but UEFA EURO 2012 could be the making of him.

• Born in London to a Jamaican father and an English mother, Walcott grew up in the Home Counties and started his professional career at Southampton FC, helping the Saints to the final of the 2005 FA Youth Cup.

• Became Southampton's youngest first-team player when he made his debut at 16 years and 143 days in August 2005 and went on to score four goals in 21 league games before agreeing a move to Arsenal in January 2006.

• Became the youngest England international when he made his debut at the age of 17 years and 75 days on 30 May 2006 in a friendly against Hungary; travelled to the World Cup in Germany the following month after a shock inclusion by Sven-Göran Eriksson but did not play.

• Proved a big hit in September 2008 with a hat-trick in a 4-1 defeat of Croatia in 2010 World Cup qualifying – his first international goals; also made five appearances at the 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Sweden, having played in two World Cup qualifiers earlier in the month.

• Suffered from shoulder, back, knee and hamstring problems in 2009/10 but enjoyed his most prolific season in front of goal the following campaign, registering nine Premier League goals in 28 appearances.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Under-21 Championship:
runner-up 2009

Last updated: 23/05/12 18.16CET

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Match log

DateCompetitionPhaseMinsGSA
The home team is listed first.Last updated: 27/10/2014 02:04 CET
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundMoldovaMoldova0-5EnglandEngland3200
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundEnglandEngland5-0San MarinoSan Marino1000
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundEnglandEngland4-0MoldovaMoldova9001
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundUkraineUkraine0-0EnglandEngland8700

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Theo Walcott
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 16/03/1989 (25)
  • Country: England
  • Squad number: 14
  • Club: Arsenal ( ENG)

  • Height: 170cm
  • Weight: 68kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Champions League 2014/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Champions League (Third qualifying round)
    23/08/06: Arsenal 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb
  • National team: UEFA European Under-17 Championship (Elite round)
    26/03/05: England 3-1 Serbia

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

TeamPGS
England91
England U-21175
England U-1742
Total308

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
ClubPGS
Arsenal5312
Total5312
Last updated: 08/01/2014 07:27 CET
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