About Theo Walcott
Theo Walcott was born on 16 March 1989 and grew up near Newbury. After joining the youth scheme at Southampton, he became the Saints' youngest ever player, before joining Arsenal in January 2006. Following his surprise selection in Sven-Göran Eriksson's World Cup squad, Theo set another record in making his England début at the age of just 17 years and 75 days, and was named the BBC's Young Sports Personality of the Year in 2006.
He has now played more than 200 times for Arsenal, and in September 2008 became the youngest player to score a hat-trick for England, for whom he has 22 caps so far.