Name: Theo Walcott
Date of Birth: 16 March 1989
Birthplace: Newbury, Berkshire
Nationality: English

5ft 7in
Current Club: Arsenal FC
Previous Club(s): Southampton FC, Newbury AFC
Position: Winger Striker
Squad Number: 32

Walcott was already making the right sort of headlines before he reached his 16th birthday.

Aged just 15 years and 175 days he became the youngest ever player to feature for the Club’s reserves when he came off the bench against Watford in September 2004. He also broke into the England Under 17 set up a year above his age group, hitting five goals in nine appearances during the 2004/5 season, and traveled with Saints first team on their pre-season tour of Scoltand at the start of the following campaign — just two weeks after joining the Club full-time.

At the start of the 2005/6 season he trumped all those achievements when he bacame the youngest ever player to represent Saints, coming on as a second half substitute in the Club’s championship curtain raiser against Wolves – aged just 16 years and 143 days.

Walcott’s phenomenal pace makes him a handful for any defender but his ability on the ball, finishing and distribution should not be underestimated either. That eye for goal as well as an excellent delivery make him a potent threat in either a wide role or as a striker and he has already played in both positions for Harry Redknapp this term.

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