FIFA and the English Premier League (EPL) have paid tributes to Theo Walcott after the former Arsenal star announced his retirement from football.
NATIONAL ECONOMY had earlier reported that Walcott on Friday morning announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 34.
The former England international called time on his career, confirming his retirement with a social media post.
Reacting, FIFA, in a tweet on Twitter, wished Walcott all the best.
FIFA tweeted: “Wishing you all the best in your retirement, Theo.”
Similarly, the EPL wrote: “@premierleague 3 clubs, 397 appearances, 80 goals, 56 assists. Thank you for the memories, Theo!”
He scored more than 100 goals for Arsenal and won 47 England caps.
Walcott made 563 club appearances and won three FA Cups alongside two Community Shields during his time at Arsenal.
He also played for the likes of Everton and Southampton during his playing days.