Peter Crouch Is Responsible For The Greatest One-Line Answer In An Interview Ever

"What would you be if you weren't a footballer?" is a question often thrown to players in a one-on-one interview.

More often that not the person in question will give a generic, boring answer but of course, former England international Peter Crouch isn't your average guy.

In an interview on The Graham Norton Show a few years back, the former Portsmouth and Tottenham striker gave a classic response.

Comedian Jack Whitehall wanted to talk about 'the greatest moment of his career' on the BBC panel show, which brought about one of the greatest one-liners in the history of television.

David Walliams and other guests burst into laughter as Crouchy produced his iconic grin.

Image: BBC
Image: BBC

Crouch's "Virgin" answer was actually voted the greatest sporting one-liners of all time, according to a survey from Metro.

Manchester United legend George Best came in second when he said: "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars - the rest I just squandered."

While Muhammed Ali's classic line: "I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and got into bed before the room was dark" also featured in the list.

Image: Metro
Image: Metro

Peter Crouch officially announced his retirement from football on Friday morning after 21 years of entertaining the masses with robot celebrations and hilarious interviews.

The instantly recognisable 6ft 7inch striker enjoyed spells at Tottenham, Aston Villa and Liverpool over the years.


But the 38-year-old decided to hang up his size 12 boots on Friday afternoon.

"After a lot of deliberation this summer I have decided to retire from football." he announced on his official Twitter.

"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."

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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