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Top facts about Peter Crouch, former footballer from England

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A look at the Top facts about Peter Crouch, including his childhood, love life, career and his most interesting quotes.

Peter Crouch is a former English professional player who scored more than a hundred goals in the Premier League. He also appeared for

England

National team in the 2006 World Cup. Crouch spent the majority of his career at Stoke City.

Crouch was one of the most unique players in the history of the game. With His 2.1m height and slim figure, he was one of the most talked about footballers in England. Fans loved to see the towering striker on the field and he was a subject of praise and ridicule at the same time.

Crouch was also known for his sense of humor and his interviews always turned out to be hilarious. He has had many funny quotes which you can read at the end of this article.

Because of his incredibly tall body, Crouch was amazing in the air. Few defenders could mark him Ariel duels and he was a constant headache for his opponents on the field. Crouch still holds the record for most headed goals in the Premier League history but he is mostly remembered for his unbelievable scissor-head goal for

Liverpool

against Galatasaray in 2006.

Peter Crouch kept on playing at the top level of English football until he was nearly 40 years old. He retired in 2019 at Burnley. For now let's have a look at the

top facts about Peter Crouch

, former footballer from England.

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Top facts about Peter Crouch you might want to know

In the following article we will take a look at the Top facts about Peter Crouch, former footballer from England. First we present you with some of the general information.

  • Full Name

    : Peter James Crouch

  • Date and Place of Birth

    : 30 January 1981/ Macclesfield, England

  • Height & Weight

    : Peter Crouch height is 2.1 m and he weighs 82 kg

  • Marital Status

    : Married

  • Wife/Girlfriend

    : Abbey Clancey

  • Children

    : four (two sons and two daughters with Abbey Clancey)

  • Current team

    : Retired

  • Zodiac Sign

    : Aquarius

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Peter Crouch Birthday, Zodiac Sign and nationality

First part our article on facts about Peter Crouch is about his birthday.

Peter Crouch Birthday

is at 30th of January 1981. Peter Crouch nationality is English. He was born in Macclesfield, England.

Peter Crouch zodiac sign is Aquarius. He shares his birthday with many great stars from football and other fields. Some of the most famous figures born on 30th of January are:

Footballers

:

Arda Turan

, Curtis Jones, Juninho and Dimitar Berbatov/

Actors and Actresses

: Christian Bale and Elza Gonzales /

Singers

: Phil Colins/ Politicians: Franklin Roosevelt

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Peter Crouch Childhood story and Parents

At this part we will look at the facts about

Peter Crouch Childhood

story and the family and the background he grew up in. Peter Crouch was born into a Middle-class football-loving family. His father worked in advertisement industry. When Peter was one year old, his family moved to Singapore for three years and then returned to

England

and settled in London.

Peter grew up near the famous Wembley stadium and that's where his passion for football grew. As a child he suffered from constant ridicules because of his tall and slim figure.

"Right from school, I got mockery for the way I look. I took it to heart early on. I admit there were times when I doubted myself."

His parents were very supportive of him during this period and gave young Peter the encouragement he needed. Peter has stated many times that without their support he wouldn't probably end up as a professional footballer.

"If I played badly as a kid, my dad would tell me, and my mum would say, 'You were brilliant today'. It's nice to have both: when I need a bit of confidence, I'll see her, and if I need to hear it straight, I'll see my dad."

Peter became a ball boy from early age. He performed the duties of a ball boy at

Chelsea

's Stamford Bridge and Tottenham's White hart lane. One cool fact about this period in Peter Crouch childhood is that he used to clean David Ginola, David Howells and Les Ferdinand boots and they would give him huge tips

When Peter reached his teenage years, his self-confidence grew more and he concentrated more on his playing career. He joined the youth academy of Tottenham and soon became a very important member of the teams he played in because he scored freely with his head.

Peter stayed in Tottenham till he was 18 years old and his professional career started when he was loaned to Dulwich Hamlet in 2000.

Peter Crouch girlfriend, Relationships and Marital Status

The first known

Peter Crouch girlfriend

was Abbey Clancey, an English Model Peter met in 2005.

 Peter Crouch considers winning the heart of Abbey as one of his life's best accomplishments and once jokes that he wouldn't be able to have a successful love life was it not for being a famous and wealthy footballer.

"If I wasn't a footballer, I would be a virgin".

Peter and Abbey was in an intimate relationship for many years before deciding to get engaged in 2009. They got married two years later.

One of the coolest facts about

Peter Crouch wife

is that she is not a fan of football and rarely saw any of her husband's games. Peter recalled a fun memory of her in an interview about his marriage:

“My wife doesn’t like football. One day she called me ten minutes before a game to find out where I was.”

Peter and Abbey have four kids: two daughters and two sons, their first child, Sophia Ruby was born in March 2011. The three other kids of Peter Crouch's family are Liberty Rose (born June 2015), Johnny (born January 2018) and Jack (born June 2019).

Peter Crouch Net worth, Salary and Market Value

Peter Crouch net worth is estimated to be 35 million Dollars in 2020, including all of his properties and earnings.

Peter Crouch market value

is no longer available since he retired in 2019.

Peter Crouch Transfermarket stats and career

According to

Peter Crouch Transfermarket

stats, he played a total of 679 games for 9 clubs. Overall, He scored 188 goals and has provided 70 assists for his team mates.

Peter Crouch Transfermarket stats shows why he was considered among the best Forwards in the world. He was often praised for his ability to score headed goals. During his career, he was often played as a center forward.

Peter Crouch spent the majority of his career at Stoke City. He has moderately successful spells at

Tottenham

and Liverpool as well. In total, Crouch scored 42 goals for Liverpool and 24 goals for Tottenham in 134 and 93 games respectively.

Overall, he played 261 games for Stoke City, scoring 62 goals across all competitions. Peter Crouch retired from football at the end of 2018-19 season after playing only 6 games for

Burnley

without scoring a goal.

On the international level Peter Crouch Transfermarket stats shows that he scored 22 goal in his 42 games for England. He was also a member of England U18, U20 and U21 youth teams. His most important goal for England was against Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup.

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Some Short top facts about Peter Crouch

  • Peter Crouch religion is Christianity. He is a Catholic by birth.

The most interesting facts about

Peter Crouch tattoos

is that he cannot have tattoo on his body. According to his own words, none of his limbs are wide enough to support a visible image.

In the case of

Peter Crouch instagram

, you need to know that he is active in social media. 

Peter Crouch Instagram account

has around 154k Followers. His wife, Abbey Clancey is way ahead of Peter when it comes to Instagram followers as the astonishing model has more than half a million followers on Instagram.

  • Peter Crouch has released two autobiographies about his career. The first of them, 'Walking Tall – My Story' was published in 2007. The second one, 'How to be a Footballer', was released in 2018. He also has a Podcast, featuring himself along with Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark.

  • Peter Crouch Height

    is 2.1 meters. Peter Crouch weight is 86kg. Peter Crouch position was Central Forward. Peter Crouch age is 39.

  • Like many of his fellow footballers, Peter Crouch is obsessed with playing the FIFA game. Peter Crouch rating in FIFA 19 was 72 with a potential of 72. He got a 2-star skillmoves rating in the last version of the game he was included in.

  • After a headline-making eight-goal season in 2013-14, Crouch famously joked that FIFA's decision making is biased and wrong and that he should have been included in the Ballon d'Or shortlist.

  • Peter Crouch got booed by his own fans when he came on in his first game for England.

  • Peter Crouch's iconic goal celebration was a robotic dance. He was nicknamed ‘Crouchy’ and ‘RoboCrouch’ by his friends and fans due to his style of celebration.

His first idol in football was the famous former

England

international star, Paul Gascoigne. According to Crouch himself, Ronaldo Nazario was the only player he ever asked for a selfie with.

  • Crouch has worked with the BBC hosting a Podcast, and a Saturday night BBC One TV show titled Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer.

During the 2006

World Cup

, Peter Crouch played a ping-pong match with David Beckham's eldest son, Brooklyn and won easily!

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Peter Crouch Quotes

One of the most amusing parts of SportMob's article on

top facts about Peter Crouch

is a look back at his most interesting and controversial quotes about himself and other players.

On

Aston Villa

's assistant coach, John Terry's superstitious ritual before games:

“Superstitions aren’t designed to make sense. Before England games, John Terry would refuse to touch a ball with his feet in the dressing-room. Every time a ball came near him he’d freak out. A rolling ball would see him lift both feet off the floor, like an old dear with a mouse.” (From Torres interview with The National)

On people making fun of his 2.1m height:

“I can understand why people laugh and make jokes, but I'm comfortable with being this tall. It's not as if I've had a sudden growth spurt. I've always been like this, so I get used to the constant height references.

"I don't know why, but if I was walking down the street, the same people who called me freak would probably ask for a picture. It's a real strange thing.

On how Roy Kane made him sell his Aston Martin:

“I was only four or five days in driving it [a new Aston Martin], I was a little bit embarrassed anyway, I didn’t feel comfortable in it all. I was driving through Cheshire, pulled up at some lights alongside Roy Keane and he looked at me like I was something on the bottom of his shoe! I had the shades on, listening to garage music, thinking I was the man and he firmly let me know I wasn’t the man! As he sped off, I looked at myself in the mirror and I sold the car that week. I took about a 20 grand hit on it.”

On the physical impact of heading the ball too much in football:

"The thing you don't realize is that every time you head the ball, your brain shakes. Every single time. Have you ever headed a ball badly and seen stars for a couple of seconds? That's your brain shaking. Let's be honest: that can't be healthy, can it?"

Peter Crouch records and achievements

We round up our article on the top facts about Peter Crouch with a list of his most notable achievements at club and international level.

With Norwich City:

Football League First Division (2003–04)

FA Cup (2005–06), FA Community Shield in 2006, UEFA Champions League runner-up in the 2006–07 season, FIFA Club World Championship runner-up in 2005

Portsmouth Player of the Season (2001–02)

With Stoke City:

Stoke City Player of the Year (2011–12), Stoke City Goal of the Season (2011–12)

So here it was! Our article on the top facts about Peter Crouch, former footballer from England. Which part did you like the most? Any interesting fact you want to add to the list? Let us know in the comments below.

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