Peter Crouch announces retirement, gives reason

Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur legend, Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from playing football.

The 38-year-old made the announcement in a statement posted on his official Twitter page on Friday.

“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,” Crouch said in the statement.

“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 Premier League goals I would have avoided you at all costs. It’s been an absolute dream come true.”

Crouch made his English league debut in 2000 with QPR.

He went on to play for nine clubs, including Liverpool, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Stoke.

The former striker scored 108 top-flight goals in 468 appearances for seven different clubs.

He also holds the record for the most headed goals (53) in English Premier League, EPL, history.



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