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Peter Crouch Announces Retirement At 38

Timothy Aiyeku

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Former Liverpool striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The announcement was made on Friday afternoon.

Peter Crouch was a Burnley player until the end of last month when his contract expired.

The lanky striker joined the Premier League club during the winter transfer window in January in a swap deal with Sam Vokes who left the Clarets for Stoke City.

Peter Crouch played for 11 clubs during his illustrious football career in addition to representing his country.

He had 42 caps for the Three Lions of England.

Peter Crouch scored 108 goals in 468 appearances in the top flight.

He holds the record for the most headed goals in the Premier League (53).

53 of his 108 Premier League goals came via head.

Apart from Burnley, Liverpool and Stoke City, Peter Crouch also played for other sides like Southampton, Portsmouth Aston Villa and many more.

He was part of the Liverpool team that won the FA Cup title during the 2005/06 season under the guidance of Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez.

Liverpool sealed victory via penalties after playing 3-3 with West Ham United at the end of regulation time and extra time.

Crouch and Liverpool then went on to lose the 2007 Champions League final to AC Milan.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.