Tottenham Hotspur fans have lavished praise on Peter Crouch after the former striker announced his retirement from professional football.
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
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) July 12, 2019
The 38-year-old has brought the curtain down on his career after a 21-year professional career that has seen him play for a multitude of clubs.
Crouch began his career at Spurs, prior to a move to QPR in 2000. Spells at Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Southampton, Liverpool and a return to Pompey followed, prior to another stint at Spurs. He then spent eight years at Stoke City before ending his career at Burnley. He also won 42 caps for England.
And he is fondly remembered in north London, having scored the goal – with his head, naturally – that secured Champions League qualification at the expense of Manchester City in 2010, while also netting a crucial strike away against AC Milan in the San Siro.
In total, he made 93 appearances for Spurs, scoring 24 goals and laying on 21 assists.
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And supporters have waxed lyrical about their former forward as he heads off into the sunset.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
All the best Crouchy and thanks for many great memories! Happy retirement! Put your ‘limbs’ up!
— francine ressler (@francineressle1) July 12, 2019
Made a living from those steeping, hands on the shoulder of the defender headers. Congrats on your retirement big man.
— DL (@Daniellawrance1) July 12, 2019
Happy retirement @petercrouch
Always a hero??
— Aditya kanungo? (@adityakanungo1) July 12, 2019
Happy Retirement, Ledge. ??
— H (@hevans111) July 12, 2019
— Matt Crowley (@mpc1970) July 12, 2019
Favourite Crouchy momemt;
That goal at The Etihad to send us into the Champions League.
Thank you for that @petercrouch, and many more Spurs memories too.
— Nick Davison (@nick_davison10) July 12, 2019
One of my all time favourite spurs players ?
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) July 12, 2019
One of the most underrated players in PL history. Enjoy retirement Crouchy
— Gareth Davies (@Gareth_Davies09) July 12, 2019