Peter Crouch, former Liverpool and Spurs' striker, retires from football

Peter Crouch, former Liverpool and Spurs' striker, retires from football

- Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from the game of football at 38

- He won 42 caps for England bagging an impressive 22 goals on the international stage

- Crouch played for clubs like Liverpool, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Stoke City and Burnely before he retired

Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has retired from the game of football at the age of 38 after a successful career in the round leather game.

Crouch who was capped 42 times by the England national team played for Burnley last season before he decided to hang his boots.

The towering striker made 735 appearances during his club career scoring 205 goals in which 108 of them in the Premier League.

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He scored 53 headed goals during his Premier League career, the most of any player. Indeed, he is the only player in the competition’s history to score 50 or more goals with his head.

Crouch took to social media to confirm his retirement from the game of football thereby making some emotional statement.

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"After a lot of deliberation this summer I have decided to retire from football ! Our wonderful game has given me everything. I'm so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long..

"If you told me at 17 I'd play in World Cups , get to a champions league final , win the Fa cup and get 100 @premierleague goals I would have avoided you at all costs. It's been an absolute dream come true,'' he wrote on his official social media page.

Crouch began his career as a trainee with Tottenham Hotspur and failed to make an appearance for Spurs.

And after loan spells at Dulwich Hamlet and Swedish club IFK Hässleholm, he joined Queens Park Rangers in 2000/01 season.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how former Liverpool and Tottenham star Peter Crouch welcomed the birth of his fourth child with wife, Abbey Clancy.

Crouch took to Twitter to confirm the news before joking he had named the baby boy after Belgian striker Divock Origi.

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