Peter Crouch retirement – Peter Crouch is one of the best physical strikers that has ever played in the Premier League and for the English National Side. He stands at 6ft and 7inches and is the biggest aerial threat to have ever played in the Premier League as he has headed more goals than any other player in history. This one statistic alone shows how scary Peter Crouch was in the box when he used to receive crosses. With the way modern football is being played, it is likely that Peter is going to carry this record for a long time.
Peter has played for clubs like Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspurs, Stoke City, Southampton. He never left England and spent all his career in the English teams. He has more assists than Paul Scholes or Cristiano Ronaldo, also more goals than Fernando Torres or Dennis Bergkamp. He has scored a goal every 99 minutes for the English National Team which is almost half when compared to Alan Shearer who scored one goal every 182 minutes.
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Peter Crouch has scored 187 goals with 69 assists in 677 matches across all competitions. He spent most of his career at Stoke City. He netted his 100th goal in the premier league while wearing a Stoke City jersey which he celebrated by performing a robot dance that is still fresh in Premier League fans’ minds.
Peter Crouch retirement
Crouch, now 38, while playing for the club Burnley has decided to retire from football totally. This decision he has taken is because of the lack of game time he was receiving at his new clubs. As described by him he felt hurt when he saw his decline from being a regular starter in some of the best clubs in the world to being the bench warmer. Crouch is still physically very fit and could carry on but he didn’t want to be the one who got balls thrown at him so that he can pass it on to others.
On Peter Crouch retirement, many football personalities have congratulated Crouch on his impressive career and admired his simplicity off the pitch. Peter Crouch’s scissor kicks and funny celebrations will be missed by the premier league.