Former Arsenal striker Theo Walcott has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34 after failing to help boyhood club Southampton survive relegation from the Premier League last season.
Theo Walcott has announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34. The striker’s career spanned 18 years and he is most remembered for his time at Arsenal. As well as 47 caps for England, Walcott began his career as a youngster at Southampton. Making a name as a high-speed attacking winger He joined the Gunners in January 2006 as a 16-year-old and was called up to the England squad for the ทางเข้า ufabet https://ufabet999.com World Cup that summer.
He became England’s youngest player at first-team level at just 17 years and 75 days old, and that record still stands today . Used to play again in a major tournament for the Three Lions due to injury and squad selection. Most of Walcott’s career has been spent at Arsenal. In which he made 397 appearances in all competitions, scoring 108 goals. 2015
He left Arsenal to sign for Everton in January 2018 and spent three-and-a-half years at Goodison Park. Returned to boyhood club Southampton after spending the previous season on loan at St Mary’s.
make him a problem And he was unable to help the South Coast club survive in the Premier League last season. Walcott received offers from other places. This summer, but chose to hang up the stud.
In a video posted on social media, Walcott said: “The moment I first put on my football boots as a 10-year-old, it was a special journey for me. from playing in the park with friends to playing in the biggest stadiums in front of crowds around the world. I’m really grateful. I’ve been on the pitch with some amazing players. And we have made many unforgettable memories.”
“I would like to thank all the managers and coaches I have worked with. Especially Harry (Redknapp) who gave me a start and Arsene (Wenger) who gave me faith and support when I joined the club as a 16-year-old. Over 18 wonderful years in the Premier League. There are a lot of moments that I will remember . A move to Arsenal where I spent 12 satisfying years scoring over 100 goals, winning the FA Cup. Cup and score a goal in the final which is every kid’s dream. Having represented England 47 times and going to the 2006 World Cup at the age of just 17, he still holds the record for the youngest ever England player to make his senior debut for England. And the youngest hat-trick scorer at 19, I will never forget that feeling.