Peter Crouch Has Announced His Retirement From Football

Peter Crouch has sadly confirmed his retirement from professional football, aged 38.

The former England international, who enjoyed spells in the Premier League with Aston Villa, Tottenham and Liverpool, among others, has announced his retirement on social media.

"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. X," he wrote on Twitter.

"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."

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Some of his former clubs were quick to wish him a happy retirement.

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

He also won 42 England caps, bagging an impressive 22 goals on the international stage.

And who could forget his epic robot celebration against Jamaica?! What a man.

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Image: PA

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Thanks for the memories, 'Crouchy'.

Nasir Jabbar

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