Theo Walcott

Date of birth16 March 1989
Place of birthNewbury
NationalityEnglish
Weight68 kg
Height1.76 m
PositionMidfielder/Forward

Theo Walcott became the yougest-ever player to make a senior appearance for Southampton when he came on as a sub against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 6 August 2005 at the age of 16 years 143 days.

The previous record holder was Danny Wallace who was 16 years 313 days when he made his Saints debut against Manchester United on 29 November 1980.

Theo joined Arsenal in January 2006 for an intial fee of £5million so creating a new British record fee for a 16 year-old.

The previous record holder was Jermaine Pennant who joined Arsenal from Notts County in 2000 for £2million.

Theo's fee could rise to a maximum of £12million.

He broke Wayne Rooney's record as England's youngest-ever player when he made his full international debut against Hungary at Old Trafford on 30 May 2006 at the age of 17 years and 74 days.

The surprise inclusion in Sven-Goran Eriksson's squad for the 2006 World Cup, Theo understandably struggled to live up to the early hype.

He scored a quick-fire hat-trick against Croatia in a 2010 World Cup qualifier to help to restore the faith in his early potential.

Theo's contract at Arsenal was extended to June 2019 in July 2015.

He joined Everton in January 2018 with a contract to June 2021.

Club history

Team Joined Left Loan / Trialist
Southampton 01 Jul 2005 20 Jan 2006
Arsenal 20 Jan 2006 17 Jan 2018
Everton 17 Jan 2018

Club stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2005-06 Southampton FA Cup
1
1
2005-06 Southampton League Championship 13
8
4
1
2005-06 Southampton League Cup
1
2006-07 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2
2006-07 Arsenal League Cup 6
1
2006-07 Arsenal Premier League 5
11
2006-07 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
6
1
2007-08 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2007-08 Arsenal League Cup 4
1
2007-08 Arsenal Premier League 11
14
4
2007-08 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 4
5
2
1
2008-09 Arsenal FA Cup 2
1
1
2008-09 Arsenal Premier League 16
6
2
2008-09 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 9
1
3
2009-10 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2009-10 Arsenal Premier League 12
11
3
2009-10 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 2
4
1
2010-11 Arsenal FA Cup
1
2010-11 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2
2010-11 Arsenal Premier League 19
9
9
2010-11 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
2
2
2011-12 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2
1
2011-12 Arsenal Premier League 32
3
8
1
2011-12 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 8
2
3
2012-13 Arsenal FA Cup 2
2
1
2012-13 Arsenal League Cup 2
5
2012-13 Arsenal Premier League 24
8
14
3
2012-13 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
2
1
2013-14 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2013-14 Arsenal Premier League 9
4
5
1
2013-14 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
1
1
2014-15 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2
2
2014-15 Arsenal Premier League 4
10
5
2014-15 Arsenal UEFA Champions League
2
2015-16 Arsenal FA Community Shield 1
2015-16 Arsenal FA Cup 3
2
2
2015-16 Arsenal League Cup
2
2015-16 Arsenal Premier League 15
13
5
2015-16 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
3
2
2016-17 Arsenal FA Cup 3
5
2016-17 Arsenal Premier League 23
5
10
1
2016-17 Arsenal UEFA Champions League 3
3
4
1
2017-18 Arsenal FA Community Shield
1
2017-18 Arsenal FA Cup 1
2017-18 Arsenal League Cup 3
1
2017-18 Arsenal Premier League
6
2017-18 Arsenal UEFA Europa League 5
3
2017-18 Everton Premier League 13
1
3
2


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

Club matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
06 Aug 2005 Southampton v Wolverhampton Wanderers D 0-0 League Championship
09 Aug 2005 Luton Town v Southampton L 3-2 League Championship
13 Aug 2005 Sheffield Wednesday v Southampton W 0-1 League Championship
20 Aug 2005 Southampton v Norwich City W 1-0 League Championship
13 Sep 2005 Ipswich Town v Southampton D 2-2 League Championship
20 Sep 2005 Mansfield Town v Southampton L 1-0 League Cup 2nd round
24 Sep 2005 Southampton v Plymouth Argyle D 0-0 League Championship
15 Oct 2005 Southampton v Hull City D 1-1 League Championship
18 Oct 2005 Leeds United v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
22 Oct 2005 Millwall v Southampton W 0-2 League Championship
29 Oct 2005 Southampton v Stoke City W 2-0 League Championship
05 Nov 2005 Leicester City v Southampton D 0-0 League Championship
19 Nov 2005 Southampton v Leeds United L 3-4 League Championship
22 Nov 2005 Hull City v Southampton D 1-1 League Championship
26 Nov 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Southampton D 0-0 League Championship
03 Dec 2005 Southampton v Burnley D 1-1 League Championship
11 Dec 2005 Southampton v Luton Town W 1-0 League Championship
17 Dec 2005 Norwich City v Southampton L 3-1 League Championship
26 Dec 2005 Watford v Southampton L 3-0 League Championship
28 Dec 2005 Southampton v Sheffield United L 0-1 League Championship
31 Dec 2005 Cardiff City v Southampton L 2-1 League Championship
07 Jan 2006 Southampton v Milton Keynes Dons W 4-3 FA Cup 3rd round
14 Jan 2006 Queens Park Rangers v Southampton L 1-0 League Championship


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International stats

Season Team Competition Apps Subs Goals Y R
2004-05 England Under-17 European Championships 2
2005-06 England B International
1
2005-06 England International Friendly
1
2006-07 England UEFA Under-21 3
1
4
2006-07 England Under-21 1
1
2007-08 England International Friendly
1
2007-08 England UEFA Under-21 7
1
1
2007-08 England Under-21 2
1
2008-09 England FIFA World Cup 6
3
2008-09 England UEFA Under-21 3
2
2009-10 England International Friendly 3
2009-10 England UEFA Under-21 1
2010-11 England International Friendly 3
2010-11 England UEFA European Championship 3
2011-12 England International Friendly 2
3
2011-12 England UEFA European Championship 2
4
1
2012-13 England FIFA World Cup 1
1
2012-13 England International Friendly 3
2013-14 England FIFA World Cup 2
2013-14 England International Friendly 1
1
1
2014-15 England International Friendly 1
1
2014-15 England UEFA European Championship
2
2015-16 England International Friendly
1
2015-16 England UEFA European Championship 1
1
3
2016-17 England FIFA World Cup 2
1
2016-17 England International Friendly
1
1


Please note: Career stats are based on performances in the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.

International matches

Date Match Result Competition Round
05 May 2005 England v Turkey L 2-3 Under-17 European Championships Final stage group A
08 May 2005 Italy v England L 1-0 Under-17 European Championships Final stage group A
25 May 2006 England v Belarus L 1-2 B International
30 May 2006 England v Hungary W 3-1 International Friendly
15 Aug 2006 England v Moldova D 2-2 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 8
05 Sep 2006 Switzerland v England W 2-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 8
06 Oct 2006 England v Germany W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 1st leg
10 Oct 2006 Germany v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Play-off 2nd leg
14 Nov 2006 Netherlands v England W 0-1 Under-21
06 Feb 2007 England v Spain D 2-2 Under-21
21 Aug 2007 England v Romania D 1-1 Under-21
07 Sep 2007 Montenegro v England W 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
11 Sep 2007 Bulgaria v England W 0-2 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
12 Oct 2007 England v Montenegro W 1-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
16 Oct 2007 Republic of Ireland v England W 0-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
16 Nov 2007 England v Bulgaria W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
20 Nov 2007 Portugal v England D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
05 Feb 2008 England v Republic of Ireland W 3-0 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 3
15 May 2008 Wales v England W 0-2 Under-21
01 Jun 2008 Trinidad and Tobago v England W 0-3 International Friendly
06 Sep 2008 Andorra v England W 0-2 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Sep 2008 Croatia v England W 1-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
11 Oct 2008 England v Kazakhstan W 5-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Oct 2008 Belarus v England W 1-3 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
06 Jun 2009 Kazakhstan v England W 0-4 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
10 Jun 2009 England v Andorra W 6-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group 6
15 Jun 2009 England v Finland W 2-1 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
18 Jun 2009 England v Spain W 2-0 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
22 Jun 2009 England v Germany D 1-1 UEFA Under-21 Finals Group B
26 Jun 2009 England v Sweden W 3-3 (5-4) UEFA Under-21 Semi-final
29 Jun 2009 England v Germany L 0-4 UEFA Under-21 Final
09 Oct 2009 England v FYR Macedonia W 6-3 UEFA Under-21 Qualifying group 9
03 Mar 2010 England v Egypt W 3-1 International Friendly
24 May 2010 England v Mexico W 3-1 International Friendly
30 May 2010 Japan v England W 1-2 International Friendly
11 Aug 2010 England v Hungary W 2-1 International Friendly
03 Sep 2010 England v Bulgaria W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Sep 2010 Switzerland v England W 1-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
17 Nov 2010 England v France L 1-2 International Friendly
09 Feb 2011 Denmark v England W 1-2 International Friendly
04 Jun 2011 England v Switzerland D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
02 Sep 2011 Bulgaria v England W 0-3 UEFA European Championship Group G
07 Oct 2011 Montenegro v England D 2-2 UEFA European Championship Group G
12 Nov 2011 England v Spain W 1-0 International Friendly
15 Nov 2011 England v Sweden W 1-0 International Friendly
29 Feb 2012 England v Netherlands L 2-3 International Friendly
26 May 2012 Norway v England W 0-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2012 England v Belgium W 1-0 International Friendly
11 Jun 2012 France v England D 1-1 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
15 Jun 2012 Sweden v England W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
19 Jun 2012 England v Ukraine W 1-0 UEFA European Championship Finals Group D
24 Jun 2012 England v Italy L 0-0 (2-4) UEFA European Championship Quarter-final
07 Sep 2012 Moldova v England W 0-5 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
12 Oct 2012 England v San Marino W 5-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
06 Feb 2013 England v Brazil W 2-1 International Friendly
29 May 2013 England v Republic of Ireland D 1-1 International Friendly
02 Jun 2013 Brazil v England D 2-2 International Friendly
14 Aug 2013 England v Scotland W 3-2 International Friendly
06 Sep 2013 England v Moldova W 4-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
10 Sep 2013 Ukraine v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group H
27 Mar 2015 England v Lithuania W 4-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
31 Mar 2015 Italy v England D 1-1 International Friendly
07 Jun 2015 Republic of Ireland v England D 0-0 International Friendly
14 Jun 2015 Slovenia v England W 2-3 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
05 Sep 2015 San Marino v England W 0-6 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
09 Oct 2015 England v Estonia W 2-0 UEFA European Championship Qualifying group E
29 Mar 2016 England v Netherlands L 1-2 International Friendly
04 Sep 2016 Slovakia v England W 0-1 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
08 Oct 2016 England v Malta W 2-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
11 Oct 2016 Slovenia v England D 0-0 FIFA World Cup Europe group F
15 Nov 2016 England v Spain D 2-2 International Friendly


Please note: Match history is complete for the Premier and Football Leagues and (in most cases all) internationals.