Peter Crouch's Retirement Means More Time On The Golf Course With Regular Sized Clubs
Peter Crouch has officially announced his retirement from football after 21 years of entertaining the masses.
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."
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
- Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) July 12, 2019
The reality of no robot celebrations and cheeky interviews is hitting me hard on this warm Friday afternoon.
But the knowledge that Crouch is likely to spend more time on the golf course is comforting, to say the least.
Last year the former England international was swinging around regular sized clubs during Stoke City's annual Golf day.
It went down a hit on the internet.
Can't stop staring at this picture of Peter Crouch playing golf. pic.twitter.com/c1UfwaIRwv
- Natter Football (@NATTERFOOTBALL) April 12, 2018
Good morning! Here's a completely un-photoshopped pic of Peter Crouch playing golf. No, seriously. pic.twitter.com/I4sgRhgHrM
- Firebox.com (@firebox) April 17, 2018
Peter Crouch playing golf at Tescos Burnley earlier pic.twitter.com/vsgvFvScBy
- Clarets Turf:copyright: (@ClaretsTurf) January 31, 2019
I started photoshopping this picture of #PeterCrouch playing golf and I don't know what's real anymore pic.twitter.com/mNx7PjBcue
- HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) April 11, 2018
UK publication Golf Magic found the right words after images surfaced online.
"It's the equivalent of Shaquille O'Neal driving a Nissan Micra in an extra-small Topman scoop-neck."
We can't wait to see more of Crouchy on the golf course.