Peter Crouch retires: “Football gave me everything”
Peter Crouch at age 38 and after 21 of professionalism announced the withdrawal to the Daily Mail. “Football gave me everything,” the bomber born in Macclesfield wrote
He was not a champion, Crouch. The height made him decidedly ungraceful in his movements, but in reality he was endowed with a technique not at all bad.
Eleven jerseys dressed in the Premier League. Raised in Tottenham, he played in QPR, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Southampton, Liverpool, Tottenham, Stoke City and Burnley.
He scored 108 goals in 468 games played in the top English division, 53 of them leading (record). Discontinuous, not a goal machine, but he was able to score some really beautiful goals (he particularly remembers his winning overturn against Galatasaray).
He won an FA Cup and a Community Shield with Liverpool and lost a Champions League final against Milan (to which he scored a qualifying goal, again in the Champions League, when he was wearing Tottenham’s shirt).
His national score was very good: 22 goals in 42 games. Very famous his “robot dance”, the exultation after scoring.