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Theo Walcott

Arsenal FC

47 appearances, 8 goals

P 47 W 34 D 11 L 3 F 112: A 35
*(actual F 63: A 24)
84% successful

2006-2016

disciplined: 2
captain:
none
minutes played:
2417

Timeline

  Theo James Walcott

(*Actual for and against are the goals scored
while the player was on the field.)

Birth 16 March 1989 in RAF Stanmore Park, Harrow, Middlesex [registered in Harrow, March 1989]. Spent his first three years in Belgium, then grew up in Compton, Newbury, Berkshire;
Attended Compton C.of E. Primary School and The Downs School in Compton.

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2005] &

Biographies Theo: Growing Up Fast - Theo Walcott (Bantam Press, London, August 2011)

Playing Career


Club(s)
Began his prolific football career by scoring over 100 goals with Newbury AFC in just one season.  He signed for Swindon Town FC in 2000, before turning down Chelsea FC and signing for Southampton FC as a youth just six months later. Walcott signed for Arsenal FC on 20 January 2006 for an initial £5m fee, risen to £9.1m. Then, despite interest from his former club, Walcott signed for Everton FC on 17 January 2018 for a £20m transfer fee. On Transfer Deadine Day, 5 October 2020, Walcott rejoined Southampton on a season-long loan deal.

League honours
241+131 appearances, 80 goals
Southampton FC 2005-06 thirteen+eight appearances, four goals
debut (c'ship): (sub) 6 August 2005 Southampton FC 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 0.
Arsenal FC 2006-18 170+one hundred appearances, 65 goals
debut: (sub) 14 August 2006 Arsenal FC 1 Aston Villa FC 1.
Everton FC 2018-20 54+23 appearances, 10 goals
debut: 20 January 2018 Everton FC 1 West Bromwich Albion FC 1.
Southampton FC 2020 loan four appearances, one goal
debut: 17 October 2020 Chelsea FC 3 Southampton FC 3.
Club honours FA Youth Cup runners-up 2004-05;
Football League Cup
runners-up 2006-07, 2010-11;
FA Premier League
fourth place 2006-07 (16 apps), 2008-09 (22), 2010-11 (28), 2012-13 (32), 2013-14 (13), third place 2007-08 (25), 2009-10 (23), 2011-12 (35), 2014-15 (14), runners-up 2015-16 (28);
FA Cup winners
2013-14 (1, injured for final), 2014-15 (5), 2016-17 (3);
FA Community Shield winners
2014, 2015, 2017;
Individual honours BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year finalist 2005, winner 2006;
Distinctions Youngest player to ever play for Southampton FC first team, at 16 years and 143 days.  He had already played for the reserves, aged only 15 years and 175 days.
Height/Weight 5' 8", 10st 5lb. [2008]

Source

Barry J. Hugman's PFA Yearbook [2008] & ENFA.

England Career

Player number 1142nd player to appear for England.
BME number The 52nd and youngest BME player at Senior level.
Position(s) Attacking midfielder
First match No. 836, 30 May 2006, England 3 Hungary 1, a friendly match at Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, substituted (65), aged 17 years 75 days.
Last match No. 964, 15 November 2016, England 2 Spain 2, a friendly match at The National Stadium, Wembley, London, substitute (25:29), aged 27 years 244 days;
Major tournaments World Cup Finals 2006, 2010 (Provisional Squad);
E
uropean Championship Finals 2012;
Team honours UEFA U21 Championship runners-up 2009;
Individual honours England B (one appearance, youngest appearance, 2006), England U21 (21 appearances, six goals, 2006-09), England U19 (one appearance, 2006), England U17 (fourteen appearances), England U16 (four appearances).
Distinctions Became the youngest ever England player at 17 years and 75 days when he came on as a 65th minute substitute against Hungary, 30 May 2006;
Became the youngest ever England player to score a hat-tick, aged 19 years, 177 days, against Croatia on 10 September 2008;
Became the youngest ever England player and goalscorer at U21 level.
His first fourteen matches were all victorious.


The Numbers
Squads Apps comp. apps starts sub unused minutes Goals goals ave.min comp. goals Capt. Disc.
39 47 26 30 17
26
16 2417 8 302 min 7 none   2
minutes are an approximation, due to the fact that many matches rarely stick to exactly ninety minutes long, allowing time for injuries and errors.
P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
47 33 11 3 112 35 +77 3 23 2.383 0.745 81.9 +30

Venue Record

Venue P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
Home 23 17 3 3 60 20 +40 0 10 2.609 0.87 80.4 +14
Away 20 14 6 0 46 11 +35 3 12 2.30 0.55 85.0 +14
Neutral 4 2 2 0 6 4 +2 0 1 1.50 1.00 75.0 +2

Shirt Record

Colour P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts % W/L
White 34 24 6 3 83 25 +58 1 16 2.441 0.735 79.4 +21
Red 9 6 3 0 20 6 +14 2 5 2.222 0.667 83.3 +6
Blue 4 3 1 0 9 4 +5 0 2 2.25 1.00 87.5 +3

Competition Record

Competition P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L

WCP

13 11 2 0 41 3 +38 2 10 3.154 0.231 92.3 +11
WCF 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup 13 11 2 0 41 3 +38 2 10 3.154 0.231 92.3 +11

ECP

9 7 2 0 29 7 +22 0 5 3.222 0.778 88.9 +7
ECF 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship 13 9 4 0 34 10 +24 0 7 2.615 0.769 84.6 +9
Friendly 21 13 5 3 37 22 +15 1 6 1.762 1.048 73.8 +10
All 47 33 11 3 112 35 +77 3 23 2.383 0.745 81.9 +30

Tournament Record

World Cup Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCP 2008-10 6 6 0 0 24 3 +21 0 3 4.00 0.50 100.0 +6
WCP 2012-14 4 3 1 0 14 0 +14 1 4 3.50 0.00 87.5 +3
WCP 2016-18 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 1 3 1.00 0.00 83.3 +2
WCP All 13 11 2 0 41 3 +38 2 10 3.154 0.231 92.3 +11
World Cup Final Tournaments
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WCF 2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WCF All 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
World Cup
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 2004-06 0 0 0 0 0 0 =0 0 0 0.00 0.00 00.0 =0
WC 2008-10 6 6 0 0 24 3 +21 0 3 4.00 0.50 100.0 +6
WC 2012-14 4 3 1 0 14 0 +14 1 4 3.50 0.00 87.5 +3
WC 2016-18 3 2 1 0 3 0 +3 1 3 1.00 0.00 83.3 +2
WC All 13 11 2 0 41 3 +38 2 10 3.154 0.231 92.3 +11

European Championship Preliminary Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECP 2010-12 5 3 2 0 14 5 +9 0 2 2.80 1.00 80.0 +3
ECP 2014-16 4 4 0 0 15 2 +13 0 3 3.75 0.50 100.0 +4
ECP All 9 7 2 0 29 7 +22 0 5 3.222 0.778 88.9 +7
European Championship Final Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
ECF 2012 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
ECF All 4 2 2 0 5 3 +2 1 2 1.25 0.75 75.0 +2
European Championship
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
EC 2010-12 9 5 4 0 19 8 +11 0 4 2.111 0.889 77.8 +5
EC 2014-16 4 4 0 0 15 2 +13 0 3 3.75 0.50 100.0 +4
EC All 13 9 4 0 34 10 +24 0 7 2.615 0.769 84.6 +9

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
WC 13 11 2 0 41 3 +38 2 10 3.154 0.231 92.3 +11
EC 13 9 4 0 34 10 +24 0 7 2.615 0.769 84.6 +9
26 20 6 0 75 13 +62 2 17 2.885 0.50 88.5 +20
Match History
 
 Club: Arsenal F.C. - 47 full appearances (2417 min), eight goals

coach: Sven-Göran Eriksson - one full appearance (25 min)x


Age 17
1 b 25 May 2006 - England 1 Belarus A 2, Madejski Stadium, Reading
Fr
HL sub 62 16
1 836 30 May 2006 - England 3 Hungary 1, Old Trafford, Manchester (⮀2-1) HW ▲sub 65 23
837 3 June 2006 - England 6 Jamaica 0, Old Trafford, Manchester HW unused sub 23
838 10 June 2006 - England 1 Paraguay 0, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt
WCF
NW
unused sub

23
839 15 June 2006 - England 2 Trinidad & Tobago 0, Frankenstadion, Nürnberg NW
840 20 June 2006 - Sweden 2 England 2, Rhein Energy Stadion, Köln ND
841 25 June 2006 - England 1 Ecuador 0, Gottlieb Daimler Stadion, Stuttgart NW
842 1 July 2006 - England 0 Portugal 0ᴭᵀ, Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen ND
 

 

manager: Fabio Capello - twenty full appearances (1264 min), three goalsx


Age 19
862 26 March 2008 - France 1 England 0, Stade de France, Saint-Denis Fr AL unused sub 20
863 28 May 2008 - England 2 USA 0, The National Stadium, Wembley, Fr HW unused sub 27
2 864 1 June 2008 - Trinidad & Tobago 0 England 3, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain (⮀0-3) AW ▲sub 69 20
865 20 August 2008 - England 2 Czech Republic 2, The National Stadium, Wembley Fr HD unused sub 22
3 866 6 September 2008 - Andorra 0 England 2, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona WCP AW Start 7
4 867 10 September 2008 - Croatia 1 England 4, Stadion Maksimir, Zagreb (⮀1-4) AW Start

26,59,82▼85
7
5 868 11 October 2008 - England 5 Kazakhstan 1, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀3-1) WCP HW Start ▼79 7
6 869 15 October 2008 - Belarus 1 England 3, Dinamo Stadion, Minsk (⮀1-2) AW Start ▼68 7
870 19 November 2008 - Germany 1 England 2, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW injured
squad member
 

Age 20
7 874 6 June 2009 - Kazakhstan 0 England 4, Ortalyk Tsentralnyi Stadium, Almaty (⮀0-2) WCP AW Start ▼ht 7
8 875 10 June 2009 - England 6 Andorra 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW Start 11
876 12 August 2009 - Netherlands 2 England 2, Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam Fr AD unused sub 22
 
9 882 3 March 2010 - England 3 Egypt 1, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-1) Fr HW Start ▼ht 7

Age 21
10 883 24 May 2010 - England 3 Mexico 1, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀3-1) Fr HW Start ▼77 7
11 884 30 May 2010 - Japan 1 England 2, UPC Arena, Graz (⮀1-0) NW Start ▼ht 7
 Fabio Capello named a squad of thirty players on 11 May 2010 - for two warm-up games, against Mexico and Japan. With the squad preparing to fly out to South Africa for the tournament, seven players were removed from the list on June 1 including Theo Walcott.
 
12 889 11 August 2010 - England 2 Hungary 1, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-0) Fr HW Start ▼ht 7
13 890 3 September 2010 - England 4 Bulgaria 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀2-0) ECP HW Start ▼74 7
14 891 7 September 2010 - Switzerland 1 England 3, Sankt-Jakob Park, Basel (⮀0-1) AW Start ▼13 7
 
15 893 17 November 2010 - England 1 France 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-1) Fr HL Start ▼ht 7
16 894 9 February 2011 - Denmark 1 England 2, Parken Stadion, København (⮀1-2) Fr AW Start ▼68 7
 

Age 22
17 897 4 June 2011 - England 2 Switzerland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀2-2) ECP HD Start ▼78 7
18 898 2 September 2011 - Bulgaria 0 England 3, Natsionalen Stadion Vasil Levski, Sofija (⮀0-3) ECP AW Start ▼83 7
899 6 September 2011 - England 1 Wales 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW  injured
squad member
19 900 7 October 2011 - Montenegro 2 England 2, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica (⮀1-2) ECP AD Start ▼76 7
20 901 12 November 2011 - England 1 Spain 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-0) Fr HW Start ▼ht 7
21 902 15 November 2011 - England 1 Sweden 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-0) HW Start ▼58 7

 

caretaker manager: Stuart Pearce - one full appearance (3 min)x


22 903 29 February 2012 - England 2 Netherlands 3, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-2) Fr HL ▲sub 87 17

 

manager: Roy Hodgson - 21 full appearance (946 min), five goalsx


Age 23
23 904 26 May 2012 - Norway 0 England 1, Ullevål Stadion, Oslo (⮀0-1) Fr AW ▲sub 56 17
24 905 2 June 2012 - England 1 Belgium 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-0) HW ▲sub 57 22
25 906 11 June 2012 - France 1 England 1, Donbass Arena, Donetsk (⮀1-1)
ECF
ND ▲sub 91
7
26 907 15 June 2012 - Sweden 2 England 3, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv (⮀1-2) NW ▲sub 61
 
63
27 908 19 June 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 0, Donbass Arena, Donetsk (⮀1-0) AW ▲sub 70
28 909 24 June 2012 - England 0 Italy 0ᴭᵀ, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv  (⮀0-0) ND ▲sub 61
910 15 August 2012 - Italy 1 England 2, Stade de Suisse, Bern Fr NW injured
squad member
29 911 7 September 2012 - Moldova 0 England 5, Zimbru Stadium, Chişinău (⮀0-3) WCP AW ▲sub 58 18
912 11 September 2012 - England 1 Ukraine 1, The National Stadium, Wembley HD poorly
30 913 12 October 2012 - England 5 San Marino 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀0-0) WCP HW Start ▼7 7
-914 16 October 2012 - Poland 1 England 1, Stadion Narodowy, Warszawa AD injured
squad member
915 14 November 2012 - Sweden 4 England 2, Nationalarenan Friends Arena, Solna Fr AL withdrawn
squad member
31 916 6 February 2013 - England 2 Brazil 1, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀2-1) Fr HW Start ▼76 7

Age 24
917 22 March 2013 - San Marino 0 England 8, Stadio Olimpico, Serravalle WCP AW injured squad member
918 26 March 2013 - Montenegro 1 England 1, Stadion Pod Goricom, Podgorica AD
32 919 29 May 2013 - England 1 Republic of Ireland 1, The National Stadium, Wembley tour HD Start 7
33 920 2 June 2013 - Brazil 2 England 2, Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, Rio de Janeiro (⮀2-2) AD Start ▼84 9
34 921 14 August 2013 - England 3 Scotland 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀3-2) Fr HW Start 29
58 ▼75
7
35 922 6 September 2013 - England 4 Moldova 0, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW Start 7
36 923 10 September 2013 - Ukraine 0 England 0, Natsional'nyî Sportyvnyî Kompleks, Kyiv (⮀0-0) AD Start ▼87 7
 

Age 25
939 15 November 2014 - England 3 Slovenia 1, The National Stadium, Wembley ECP HW unused sub 18
940 18 November 2014 - Scotland 1 England 3, Celtic Park, Glasgow Fr AW 15

Age 26
37 941 27 March 2015 - England 4 Lithuania 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀4-0) ECP HW ▲sub 77 14
38 942 31 March 2015 - Italy 1 England 1, Juventus Stadium, Torino (⮀1-0) Fr AD Start ▼55 7
39 943 7 June 2015 - Republic of Ireland 0 England 0, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin (⮀0-0) Fr AD ▲sub 82 14
40 944 14 June 2015 - Slovenia 2 England 3, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (⮀1-2) ECP AW ▲sub 74 14
41 945 5 September 2015 - San Marino 0 England 6, San Marino Stadium, Serravalle (⮀0-3) ECP AW ▲sub 67 68,78 14
946 8 September 2015 - England 2 Switzerland 0, The National Stadium, Wembley HW unused sub 14
42 947 9 October 2015 - England 2 Estonia 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-0) ECP HW Start 45
▼83
7
948 12 October 2015 - Lithuania 0 England 3, LFF stadionas, Vilnius AW unused sub 14
 

Age 27
951 26 March 2016 - Germany 2 England 3, Olympiastadion, Berlin Fr AW unused sub 14
43 952 29 March 2016 - England 1 Netherlands 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-1) HL ▲sub 58 14
 

 

manager: Sam Allarydyce - one full appearance (19 min)x


44 960 4 September 2016 - Slovakia 0 England 1, Štadión Antona Malatinskeho, Trnava (⮀0-0) WCP AW ▲sub 71 14

 

manager: Gareth Southgate - three full appearances (194 min)x


45 961 8 October 2016 - England 2 Malta 0, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀2-0) WCP HW Start ▼68 7
46 962 11 October 2016 - Slovenia 0 England 0, Stadion Stožice, Ljubljana (⮀0-0) AD Start ▼62 7
963 11 November 2016 - England 3 Scotland 0, The National Stadium, Wembley WCP HW unused sub 14
47 964 15 November 2016 - England 2 Spain 2, The National Stadium, Wembley (⮀1-0) Fr HD ▲sub 26 14
 

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