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Men's Football Peter Crouch retires from football

FORMER England international Peter Crouch announced today via Twitter that he has decided to retire from football. 

Crouch, who’s contract with Burnley expired at the start of the summer, said: “After a lot of deliberation I have decided to retire from football! Our wonderful game has given me everything. I’m thankful to everyone who helped me get here and to help me stay for so long.”

The 6-foot-7 striker played for a variety of clubs during his period in English football including QPR, Portsmouth, Southampton, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City.

The 38-year-old made 42 appearances for his country, scoring 22 goals. 

However, Crouch is perhaps best known for his iconic robotic celebration when scoring. He first performed it after his goal for England against Hungary on May 30 2006 and did it once again when scoring against Jamaica later that summer.

Crouch had a less then prolific final season in English football during the previous campaign. 

He started the season in the Championship with Stoke where he managed to score two goals in 26 appearances. 

During the January transfer window Crouch was involved in a swap deal to Burnley from Stoke with Sam Vokes go the other way. 

Crouch would only make six appearances for the Clarets not managing a single goal.

He managed over 100 Premier League goals across his career.

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