Theo Walcott

From the posture of the body is less than ideal for a football player, but he has exceptional sprint That he was a Theo James Walcott England football players from Jamaica descent who plays for Arsenal and the England national team. Walcott is a product of the Southampton FC Academy. Walcott won the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award in 2006.

He is the subject of media attention around the world, following a surprise inclusion to the 2006 England World Cup squad. FIFA World player Lionel Messi winner of describing Walcott as "one of the most dangerous player I ever played against."

Personal Information
Full name : Theo James Walcott
Date of birth : 16 March 1989 (age 22)
Place of birth : Stanmore, London, England
Height : 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position : Winger / Forward

Club Information
Current club : Arsenal
Number  : 14

Early Career
Walcott was born in Stanmore, London, but grew up in Compton, Berkshire. He Attended Compton Church of England Primary School and The Downs School, playing football for the local village team and later for Newbury. Walcott scored more than 100 goals in his one and only season for Newbury, before leaving there for Swindon Town. Nike Agreed to a sponsorship deal with Walcott  he was fourteen years old. 

In the 2004-05 season, he starred in the Southampton youth side reached the final That of the FA Youth Cup against Ipswich Town. The striker then went on to Become the youngest-ever player with 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. Walcott made his full first team debut away to Leeds United on 18 October 2005, scoring his first senior goal in the same game.

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. The original fee was payable by instalments - £ 5 million down, £ 5 million based on club Appearances and £ 2 million based on England Appearances - but was revised to a total of £ 1.9 million by a compromise settlement Agreed on 31 March 2008.

2006-2007 Season
Following his surprise and controversial selection in the England squad for the 2006 World Cup, Walcott made his Premier League debut on 19 August 2006, the first day of the 2006-07 season, coming on as a substitute against Aston Villa and setting up a goal for Gilberto Silva.

His Champions League debut came in the second leg of Arsenal's third qualifying round match against Dinamo Zagreb, 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 . During stoppage time, his cross beat the Dinamo defense and Mathieu Flamini scored, giving Walcott a record of two assists in two substitute Appearances.  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.

2007-2008 Season
Walcott's first home goals scored were the resource persons in a Champions League match against Slavia Prague, the which Arsenal won 7-0, as well as setting up a goal for Fàbregas. Walcott scored his first two Premier league goals in a 2-2 draw against Birmingham City at St. Andrews on 23 February 2008.

2008-2009 Season
Following comparisons to former team-mate Thierry Henry, Walcott was assigned Henry's former number 14 for the 2008-09 season. In September 2008, Arsène Wenger confirmed That Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool were the resource persons all interested in signing Walcott as a 16-year-old. On Saturday 18 November 2008, Walcott scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Everton, scoring The third and final goal in the match, the which Arsenal won 3-1 despite going behind to a Leon Osman goal. 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.On 18 November 2008, Walcott dislocated his right shoulder while training with England for a friendly against Germany.  Arsenal won 4-1 on aggregate.

2009-2010 Season
Walcott's 2009-10 season was marred by injuries. Walcott scored the first of two goals for Arsenal in the first leg of the Champions League on 31 March 2010 against FC Barcelona, with team-mate Cesc Fabregas scoring the second from the penalty spot.  Walcott's appearance was the turning point in Arsenal's draw with Barcelona During the first leg of the Champions League.

2010-2011 Season
Walcott's start to the 2010-11 season was particularly Successful, winning EA SPORTS Player of the Month in November by a landslide. On 27 December 2010, he scored a goal and made an assist to help beat Chelsea 3-1 in a crucial win the which , According to manager, Arsène Wenger was a "must-win" game.

2011-2012 Season
On 16 August, Walcott scored his first goal of the season in the first leg of a UEFA Champions League qualifying match against Udinese, giving a vital 1-0 win to Arsenal to carry on into the second leg of the tie. Walcott scored again in the second leg and helped Arsenal secure qualification for the lucrative group stage of the competition for the 14th straight season.  In the 8-2 defeat at Manchester United, Arsenal's Walcott scored the first goal of Their 2011-12 Premier League campaign. On 15 January 2012 he scored a goal against Swansea City, chipping the ball over Goalkeeper Michel vorm.

 International Career
Walcott came on as a second half substitute on 25 May 2006 for the England B team against Belarus and was a shock inclusion in Sven-Göran Eriksson's 30-player preliminary England squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Announced on 8 May 2006. Even with a first-choice strikers Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen Both recovering from injury, Walcott was selected over established Premier League strikers Darren Bent (the highest-scoring Classic forwards in the Premier League in the 2005-06 season), Andrew Johnson (the top Home goalscorer in the Premier League in the 2004-05 season), Dean Ashton (like Bent, already an established player at England Under-21 level) and Jermain Defoe. Eriksson defended his decision, claiming That the experience would serve well for future tournaments Walcott.

After the World Cup, Eriksson quit as England manager. New appointments Walcott Steve McClaren put into the England Under-21s, claiming he was "toughening up" on his squad selections.  On 15 August, Walcott Became the youngest player ever to score for the England Under-21 national football team he scored the opener after three minutes in England's 2-2 draw with Moldova at Ipswich Town's ground Portman Road.

Over the summer of 2009, Walcott participated in England Under-21 team's European Cup campaign despite protestations from his club manager, Arsène Wenger. Walcott returned to the international fold on 3 March 2010 in a friendly against Egypt. Walcott started England's Victories friendly against Mexico and Japan in May 2010. However, on 1 June 2010, it was Announced That Walcott Had been left out of England's 23-man World Cup squad by Fabio Capello. 

Family and Personal Life
Walcott was born to a British Jamaican father and an language mother.  His family made a cameo appearance in the 2007 film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, directed by David Yates, the partner of Walcott's aunt.  Walcott and his father Both are Liverpool fans. Walcott has never hidden the fact That he's a massive Liverpool supporter and even Chelsea asked him to be a ball boy, he used the opportunity to meet his Liverpool idols.

"I was playing in a tournament for Swindon Southampton and Chelsea showed an interest. Unfortunately I was not born the team Had Their golden era, but I enjoyed watching the likes of Michael Owen, Robbie Fowler and Steve McManaman I was growing up. When Liverpool won the Champions League last year , I went mad. Walcott has been involved with the UK Charities Build a School  and Best Beginnings.  On 6 April 2008, Walcott was a torchbearer for the Olympic Flame for Beijing 2008 as it was paraded around London.


     FA Youth Cup : 2005

     Football League Cup : 2007, 2011

England U-21
     UEFA U-21 Championship 2009

     BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year Award: 2006

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