42 Facts About Theo Walcott

1. In 2011, Theo Walcott appeared as himself in the sports film Arsenal Robin Van Persie 100 Goals.

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2. Theo Walcott made his first appearance for Southampton FC in a home Championship tie against Wolverhampton Wolves on August 5, 2005.

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3. Theo Walcott signed a commercial deal with Nike at the age of 14.

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4. Theo Walcott is darker compared to his brother Ashley who is the softest of all.

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5. Theo Walcott started playing football for the local village team instead of a youth club.

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6. Theo Walcott was known back then as was Pacey, skillful and determined child.

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7. Theo Walcott has become a figure of frustration since his move to Goodison, as the Englishman hasn't had anywhere near the impact that Richarlison has brought on the opposite flank.

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8. Theo Walcott was the penultimate torchbearer just before Dame Kelly Holmes.

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9. Theo Walcott has a pie named in his honour at the Arsenal pie shop in Holloway, which won a gold award at the British Pie Awards of 2015.

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10. Theo Walcott returned on 28 January 2017, scoring a hat-trick against former club Southampton in the fourth round of the FA Cup at St Mary's Stadium.

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11. Theo Walcott made his first start of the season against Hull City in the third round of the FA Cup on 4 January 2015, exactly a year after sustaining his injury at the same stage of the competition.

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12. Theo Walcott had wanted number 8, but that had already been taken by Samir Nasri.

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13. Theo Walcott spent only six months there before leaving for Southampton after he rejected a chance to join Chelsea.

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14. Theo Walcott has represented England at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 and has 47 caps, scoring eight goals.

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15. Theo Walcott transferred to Arsenal on 20 January 2006, for a fee of £5 million.

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16. Theo Walcott is an item of the Southampton Academy and began his career with Southampton before joining Arsenal for 5 million in 2006.

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17. Theo Walcott was England's hat-trick hero Fast forward 10 months and England, under new manager Fabio Capello, were flying in.

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18. Theo Walcott appeared in an advert for Adidas in August 2016, showing off his skills in dribbling and flicking a ball into the open top of a wheelie bin.

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19. In February 2015, Theo Walcott announced a new sponsorship deal with Adidas.

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20. On 6 April 2008, Theo Walcott was a torchbearer for the Olympic Flame for Beijing 2008 as it was paraded around London.

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21. Theo Walcott has been involved with the UK charities Build a School and Best Beginnings.

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22. Theo Walcott has been in a long-term relationship with Melanie Slade, after meeting in 2004 at the WestQuay shopping centre in Southampton.

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23. Theo Walcott is well known for his rapid pace, with former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola declaring that "you would need a pistol to stop him.

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24. Theo Walcott started England's friendly victories against Mexico and Japan in May 2010.

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25. Theo Walcott returned to the international fold on 3 March 2010 in a friendly against Egypt.

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26. In doing so, Theo Walcott became the first England player to score a hat-trick in a competitive match since Michael Owen in 2001.

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27. Over the summer of 2009, Theo Walcott participated in England under-21 team's 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign despite protestations from his club manager, Arsene Wenger.

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28. On 25 May 2006, Theo Walcott came on as a second-half substitute for the England B team against Belarus.

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29. On 8 May 2006, Theo Walcott was surprisingly named in Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, despite having only made 13 appearances in senior football and making none since joining Arsenal.

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30. On 17 January 2018, Theo Walcott signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Everton in what the BBC reported as "a deal worth more than £20m".

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31. In February 2015, Theo Walcott scored in successive home league victories.

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32. Theo Walcott injured a knee late in the FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates Stadium in January 2014.

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33. On 18 January 2013, Theo Walcott ended speculation about his future when he signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract with Arsenal.

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34. Within minutes of coming on, Theo Walcott received his first yellow card in Arsenal colours for taking a shot several seconds after the referee had already blown for offside.

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35. Theo Walcott initially joined as a scholar, having agreed to sign a professional contract on his 17th birthday on 16 March 2006.

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36. Theo Walcott was born in Stanmore, London, but grew up in Compton, Berkshire.

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37. Theo Walcott was born to a black British Jamaican father and a white English mother.

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38. On 30 May 2006, Theo Walcott became England's youngest ever senior football player aged 17 years and 75 days.

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39. Theo Walcott proves why he never reached full potential with Old Trafford display.

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40. Theo Walcott was becoming a key figure for Marco Silva, but his latest Everton display has fans calling for a change.

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41. Theo Walcott is giving Everton boss Marco Silva decision to make with Ademola Lookman waiting in wings.

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42. Theo Walcott came in for a verbal volley from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

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