Theo James Walcott is a renowned English professional football player who plays as a forward for the premier league club Arsenal and also for the English Football team. He has won the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year Awards in the year 2006. His stats are as follows.
Walcott was groomed by Southampton Academy and he started his career at the Southampton before he joined Arsenal for 5 million pounds in the year 2006. His quick movements and ball crossing led his manager Arsene Winger to assign him on the wing for majority of his career. The 2012-13 contract disputes led him to playing as a striker before he returned to 2013-14 season where he started to play from the wings once again.
In the year 2006, 30th May, he became the youngest player in the senior football team with age 17 years and 75 days. He made his first ever competitive start in the World Cup qualifiers against Andorra; he opened his account in the international football in a match against Croatia o 10th September and became the youngest player scoring a hat-trick for the nation. He also represented England in the 2006 World Cup and 2012 Euro Cup with 42 caps and 8 international goals in his name.
He was born in the city of Stanmore at London but was brought up in the city of Compton in Berkshire. He attended Compton Church of England Primary School and also the Downs School Playing football for the local village team and later on for the Newbury. He scored more than a century in his one and only season for the Newbury. He also spent six month at the place before he left for the Southampton after he rejected a chance to join Chelseas. The infamous brand with a line of sports product Nike agreed to sponsor a deal with him when he was only fourteen years of age.
He is also famous for his blistering pace and the former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola once said that one requires a pistol to stop him. Arsene Wenger, along with Thierry Henry and Messi like him. Messi has described Walcott as one of the most dangerous players. Along with his great pace, he possesses a fine balance, movement, and technique.
His father is of Jamaican descent and his mother is white English. His full family made a cameo appearance in the famous movie “Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix” as directed by David Yates who was the partner of Walcott’s aunt. He was a fan of Liverpool when he was growing up because his father was a supporter of Liverpool.
His cousin whose name is Jacob Walcott was a trainee at reading and a member of England National Under-17 football team, he appeared in the 2009 UEFA under-17 championship. Hollie, his older sister is a body builder who became second in the British Natural Bodybuilding Championship which was held in the year 2010, in the month of July.
Walcott is socially responsible as well, he has been involved with UK charities named Build a School and Best Beginnings. He is married and his wife’s name is Malenie Walcott and the couple is blessed with a newly born baby. He is followed by his fans in his twitter account. On October 2015 the club manager had said that Walcott had a calf injury.