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Theo Walcott

(1989-), Footballer

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English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national team. Walcott was born in Stanmore, London but grew up in Compton, Berkshire where he started playing football for the local village team and later for Newbury. Walcott showed early promise, scoring more than 100 goals in his one and only season for Newbury. Walcott won a sponsorship with Nike when he was fourteen years old. He became the youngest ever senior footballer player at aged 17 years (May 2006). Recipient of the BBC Young Sports Personality of the year reward. He has represented England at the 2006 World Cup and Euro 2012 and has 42 caps, scoring eight goals.

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Theo Walcott, by Emma Hardy - NPG x128796

Theo Walcott

by Emma Hardy
C-type colour print, 11 September 2006
NPG x128796

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