Peter Crouch has been around forever, it seems and, despite never being the most explosive, exciting or even halfway prolific striker, we love him. He knows how to have a laugh at himself, loves crowd surfing at Kasabian gigs, once signed for the European Champions and got himself on a plane to the actual World Cup in the space of 12 months and now has his own place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The former Spurs and Liverpool man has started the new season in a decent little run of form, notching three goals in his first seven games, including the equaliser during Stoke City's 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion and the winner against Southampton.

And it was the leveller against West Brom that saw Crouch enter the record books.

The goal was the England international's 51st successful headed effort in the Premier League, more than any other player in the league's 25 year history.

Crouch spoke to the Potters' official website to talk about his record breaking achievement.

"It feels good! To hold any record, certainly in the Premier League, is great. I'm very proud of it" said Crouch, who at 36 years and two days became the oldest man to reach 100 Premier League goals earlier this year.

"I believe, if you are a centre forward, you should be in the box, ready for the ball. That's the way I have always played my game and that will never change."

And let's face it, if ever a bloke deserved a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, it's this bloke:

Crouch is out of contract at the end of the season, with Stoke not yet indicating whether or not they'll be keeping the 36-year-old for another year past this summer. Let's hope everyone's favourite crowd surfing centre forward sticks around for a little while longer, though.

(H/T Stoke City)

Featured Image Credit: PA

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

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