FIFA, EPL react as ex-Arsenal star Theo Walcott retires at 34
FIFA and the English Premier League (EPL) have offered heartfelt tributes to Theo Walcott following the announcement of his retirement from football. The former Arsenal icon, who had previously announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34, received warm recognition from the global football community.
The esteemed football organization FIFA extended their best wishes to Walcott through a tweet on their official Twitter account. Their message read: “Sending you the best wishes in this new chapter of your life, Theo.”
Likewise, the English Premier League (EPL) joined in honoring Walcott’s illustrious career. In a tweet directed at him, they acknowledged his impressive journey: “@premierleague Three clubs, 397 appearances, 80 goals, 56 assists. Your contributions will be cherished, Theo. Thank you for the countless memories!”
Throughout his time, Walcott achieved significant milestones, scoring over 100 goals for Arsenal and representing England with pride, earning 47 caps. His legacy encompasses 563 club appearances, including stints at Arsenal, Everton, and Southampton, culminating in three FA Cups and two Community Shields.
As Walcott gracefully takes his leave from the world of professional football, his achievements and dedication remain an integral part of the sport’s history.