Theo Walcott has retired from professional football at the age of 34.
He was famously named in Sven-Goran Eriksson’s squad for the 2006 World Cup without having played for England and stills holds the record of being the country’s youngest-ever player.
Walcott also became the youngest player to claim an England hat-trick at the age of 19 and went on to score eight goals in 47 appearances for his country.
"The first moment I put my football boots on aged 10, was the start of a special journey for me," Walcott wrote on Instagram.
"The support shown to me throughout this time has been incredible in every way imaginable and I am truly grateful. I’ve shared the football pitch with so many incredible players and we have created so many unforgettable memories."
Additional reporting from PA