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Peter Crouch Quotes, a complete collection

Fri 23 July 2021 | 6:30

A look back at the greatest Peter Crouch quotes including his comments on football and the biggest stars of the game.

Peter Crouch is a former professional player who had a career as a striker with many Premier League clubs, including Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as the England National team. He has recently started a career as a talk-show and Podcast host.

He is one of the 29 player with more than a hundred

Premier League

goals and is the record holder for most goals scored by header in the history of the competition.

During his illustrated career, Crouch won many awards, the most important of those were the 2005-06 FA Cup and FA Community Shield in 2006. He was selected two times as the player of the season during his time at Norwich and Stoke City.

Peter Crouch

represented England national team from 2005 to 2010. He played at two World Cups (2006 and 2010) and scored a goal against Trinidad and Tobago in the former. Crouch retired in 2019 at Burnley. In total, He scored 188 goals and provided 73 assists in 682 games during his professional career. In the following article we present you with a complete collection of

Peter Crouch quotes

.

Best Collection of Peter Crouch quotes

We present football fans with the Best collection of Peter Crouch quotes which includes his quotes about his personality and career as well as his comments on other football stars.

Peter Crouch quotes about his character, childhood and personal life

Peter Crouch was born into a football-loving family from Macclesfield in England. According to himself, 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. His parents were very supportive of him during this period and gave young Peter the encouragement he needed. He 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.

Crouch is a family man and has been has been in a relationship with Abbey Clancey, an English Model Peter since 2005. The couple have four kids: two daughters and two sons. It is certainly interesting to know more about Peter Crouch quotes on his own personality and personal life.

Peter Crouch quotes about Childhood 

My dad got me my first pair of boots. It was a big occasion for us to go to the shopping centre. It was an exciting time to make sure you got the right ones.

I was here at

Spurs

as a kid, too, and I cleaned David Ginola and David Howells boots. I got a nice tip of £60 from each of them at Christmas. Howells was quick to give me this but I had to ask Les Ferdinand to explain to Ginola about our boot etiquette and the tradition of tipping at Christmas. Everyone wanted to clean Les Ferdinand s boots because he was the best tipper. He gave out £100 one year.

If you're different in any way at school, then you're going to get a bit of abuse. You learn to deal with it in a way where people don't come back at you again.

I did a paper round as a kid, but the early mornings were too much. My dad took it over, so I was getting paid 15 quid a week, but he was doing it!

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.

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.

I didn't come from a council estate like a lot of the lads do.

Peter Crouch funniest quotes about his Family, wife and kids

Summer for me is about time with the family.

I’ve had some proud moments in my career but 2nd in the dads race today was special.

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

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

Peter Crouch quotes about his Personality and favorites

I think it's helped me that I've always been very grounded, very down to earth. Lots of my friends are people I've known from school, and when I'm away from football, they're the ones who I knock about with.

If you go from being a kid at school to being on £60,000 a week, that can be hard to deal with. I didn't have that, and maybe that's kept me a bit more grounded than some players.

Never give up, and always believe you can achieve something.

It's nice when you can enjoy yourself and make people smile.

I feel proud I was part of the old school and still around in the new school.

I’ve always been in and out of fashion – mainly out, actually.

I didn't think too much about people who didn't believe in me. It hasn't really affected me.

I wouldn’t want to get my pigeon chest out in front of anyone. I don’t think the world needs it. I’d probably get a yellow card anyway.

I am not the sort of character to get carried away.

I made so many mistakes when I was younger.

I have really got into watching the unsigned bands. They play mad venues like the Sugarmill in Stoke and all sorts of underground, grimy places.

A little voice keeps telling me an Aston Martin really isn't me, but a louder voice is telling me that, as an England international playing for

Liverpool

, the old rules no longer apply.

You should never get ahead of yourself car-wise; no Merc when you're still in the youth team, no Porsche unless you're a Premier League regular.

In this age of social media, it is easy to punch out a phrase 'thoughts are with the family' when something bad occurs, and at times, it is insincere.

Analysing games on the TV is something that appeals to me, and anything where you watch football and get paid for it is not a bad living!

Nothing ever stays the same for very long in my life.

I really enjoy tennis, but football's the game for me.

I once bought an ill-advised half cashmere, half camel hair jumper for £800, then ruined it by spilling a pint of Guinness all over it.

I had Fleetwood Mac on, and Saido Berahino asked me if it was from a movie soundtrack.

I once walked out of a nightclub with my team-mates to see our star midfielder reclining across the bonnet of a Ferrari, arms folded, waiting for girls to come out so he could wink at them and then progress it from there. I have no idea how long he'd been waiting. I do know it wasn't even his Ferrari.

Peter Crouch quotes about his Strange body figure

I’m lucky, I never had to watch my weight. In the summer I go off, don’t do much in the way of exercise, eat what I like, come back exactly the same weight. Which p***es off a few I can tell you. The way Charlie Adam looks at me…

The jokes about how I look have actually made me stronger.

I've always been the tallest; I didn't shoot up. That's who I am.

People tend to assume I was terribly self-conscious about my height. In fact, I've always been perfectly comfortable with the way I am. And if anyone gave me any stick, they soon found I was quite capable of giving it back.

I enjoy being different.

There's no hiding place for someone of my size.

I think I was 5ft 9in at birth.

At least I don’t have to go all the way to the top to get a good view.

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.

Looking around at the faces of the home support at

Gillingham

, the irony was never lost on me that these people had the cheek to call me a 'freak.' Perhaps they should have taken a look at themselves first.

I don’t have any tattoos, but that’s mainly because none of my limbs are wide enough to support a visible image.

Because of how I looked, there was definitely a prejudice against me. People didn't think I could play. I could see why: I weighed about eight stone and was six foot bleeding seven.

I always wanted to be a footballer. Of course I did. Not a basketball player, as I get asked on a daily basis, or a roofer who doesn’t need to use a ladder, or a zookeeper who can talk to the giraffes face-to-face.

Peter Crouch quotes about football and his playing style

Peter Crouch was famous for his ability to score with his head. He was a cool finisher and always looked for opportunities to score goals. He was a key member of the England national team and many Premier League clubs for many years and showed his strong personality in many key moments of his amazing career. The followings are the

top quotes by Peter Crouch

about football and his own playing style.

About football:

The kit man is the heartbeat of the football club, really. He knows the lads. He's usually local, a fan, and he's got his finger on the pulse of the dressing room.

Footballers are very superstitious.

One thing that annoys me in football is when people get carried away by results after four or five weeks of a new season.

When some kids get a sniff of the first team at a big club, you see them change. They can become big-time, especially so if they happen to be captain of the youth team.

Nothing can prepare you fully for how harsh football fans can be, but it makes you more robust, able to deal with a lot of what is thrown at you in life.

I'm very aware that you lead a very peculiar existence as a professional footballer, being flown everywhere first-class and never having to queue up for anything. Of course, that's attractive, but if you're not careful, you end up living in a world where nothing is really real.

I still find it strange that the communal bath has gone for ever. When I began it was an absolute staple of the game – all of you piling in, naked and covered in mud, a good old splash about and then climbing out with things winking in all directions. And then time passes without them, and you think, what a very strange vibe that was. Sitting in dirty water. Plasters bobbing about. Bits of grass and mud sticking to you, whether you had brought it in or not. Imagine trying to introduce the concept to the young lads now. They’d think you were insane, or predatory. (From his book: Peter Crouch, How to Be a Footballer)

About His playing style

I was always quite technical as a player, but when you are the size I am, if you are crap in the air, it is going to look bad.

I know I can play, but people who haven't seen me and look at me on a football pitch think, 'He's tall, and he's there to head the ball.

I know my strengths and weaknesses, and I play to them.

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?

I'm not the type of player that's going to run in behind or go past three and score.

I can keep the ball and pass it, and I've always felt comfortable with the ball at my feet.

About his pre-game rituals and his obsession with shoes

On a match day, I like tie-up my right boot on the pitch before kick-off. I'll tie my laces in the changing room, walk out and then untie my right boot and tie it up again. It's one of those things – I've always done it! I do it before every match.

I usually wear molded boots for training, but I mainly wear studs in matches unless it's really dry.

I always stick with the same pair if I am on a scoring streak. I wouldn't change them until I go a game without scoring.

The first pair of boots I remember owning were Puma Spiders - I still have them in a cupboard at home! They were fantastic boots. I was nine-years-old and I scored about 70 goals with them in a season.

I've got quite narrow feet and they are size 12. I would sometimes get blisters when I was younger but fortunately I don t have much trouble with my feet nowadays.

I have my boots custom-fitted in Cardiff. Everyone s feet are different, so to get measured up is a great bonus. You stand in a cast and they make molds of your feet. It takes a couple of hours and then they have my exact size and precise measurements for the boot. That's makes them extra comfortable for me.

When I was a kid, the

FA Cup

was the one: it was bigger than the European Cup, even. So to win that, for me, and my dad as well - we used to watch it together - was brilliant.

Top quotes by Peter Crouch about famous football players and teams

In this part of our article on we will have a look at the top quotes by Peter Crouch about other football great stars and teams, including his comments on Steven Gerrard, John Terry and Harry Kane.

On Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United:

During the Sir Alex Ferguson years, you would see all those great players - Roy Keane, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy and

Cristiano Ronaldo

, to name just a few - and you'd quickly realise why Old Trafford had an aura like nowhere else.

On Steven Gerrard:

Steven Gerrard was a regular complainer, not because he was ever left out but because of the strange decisions that Rafa Benítez would sometimes make. The team-sheet would go up, without Xabi Alonso’s name on it. Stevie would go bananas. ‘Why the f*** has he done that?’ Straight to Rafa’s door, bang-bang-bang.

On Harry Kane:

I’ve taught him everything he knows, so I knew he was going to be good.

On Shaun Derry:

[Shaun] Derry would insist on being sick before every game. By which I mean, if the nerves hadn’t naturally made him sick, he would stick his fingers down his throat and do the job himself. At the risk of stating the obvious, it really killed the Portsmouth dressing-room vibe.

On Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi:

Ronaldo and Messi just pipped me. I’d had a great year that year and I was looking forward to going to the ceremony. Obviously, there’s payments being taken place at FIFIA and I didn’t get on the list.

There is only a few of us who can do that. (On Ronaldo's Bicycle kick against

Juventus

)

On Roy Keane:

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 John Terry:

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.

Deciding between Xabi Alonso and Derek Kuyt:

I’ve swerved round the corner. I’ve seen Alonso and I’ve seen Kuyt, and I’ve thought, who’s more valuable?

On

Olivier Giroud

after Chelsea signed him instead of Crouch:

I’d go as far as to say they got themselves the division’s second best looking target man

On Kevin Muscat:

Kevin Muscat scared me. You know, people would say ‘I’m going to break your legs’ – when he would say it, you genuinely believed him.

On Marko Arnautovic:

There is one thing you must know about Marko Arnautovic if you want to understand what makes him tick: he believes he’s the best player in the world.

On FIFA's corruption scandal:

I knew there was problems with decision making at FIFA when I didn’t make the Ballon d’Or shortlist.

Best Peter Crouch quotes about his club and international career

We wrap up our article on the

Best Peter Crouch quotes

with a collection of his most famous comments about his time as a player at Manchester United and England national team.

On his career with

England

National team:

Playing for my country is the pinnacle of anyone's career. There's a major tournament coming up so I'm looking forward to being a part of that.

I got booed by my own fans when I came on in my first game for England. You go through things that are ridiculous. But you get to the stage you realise everyone's got an opinion.

I've played for England; I've been lucky enough to do this for a long time. So why can't you do it with a smile on your face?

Des Bulpin discovered me and, along with my dad, would be the biggest influence on my career. I remember him telling me when I was 15 that Jermain Defoe and I would play together for England when we were older, and he hasn't been too far wrong.

As for my personal ambitions, I always loved playing for England and always felt I did well.

On his club career

I am thrilled to be joining a club as prestigious and successful as Liverpool.

I'm confident enough to say I was better than my mates! But with the different competitions I did play with some good players, who didn't make it for whatever reason. I was lucky enough to be able to do what I love, and my mates have continued to play at a lower level and really enjoy it, I know that's exactly what I'd be doing if I wasn't here today.

I've been at Stoke for eight years... I think I've had the same towel for almost eight years.

The lowest period was when I was with Tottenham, and they loaned me out to Dulwich Hamlet.

I've never asked for a transfer anywhere, but I've been constantly moving around. It's frustrating.

I don't think I was ready for the Premier League until I was 24 at

Southampton

.

Some people have never fancied me, but there have been plenty others who have backed me.There are players going for £10m and they’ve barely played in the Premier League. So £30m? I’d be worth much more!

I've been promoted, relegated, won big trophies, gone months without scoring, played for my country at World Cups, been bought, sold, loaned, and called 'a freak.'

Even when I was at the top, playing in the Champions League final for Liverpool and playing at the World Cup for England, I've never let it go to my head.

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