Tottenham Hotspur club legend, Peter Crouch, has announced his retirement from football today, but he leaves behind a sporting legacy.
Crouchy was in the Tottenham academy between 1995 and 1998, before training as a senior player for two years after.
Crouch would eventually move onto Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Liverpool, and many others before finally returning to North London.
The big man only spent three seasons back at the Lane, but he will forever go down in the club’s history books, synonymous with some of the biggest Champions League memories.
Not only did he score the headed goal against Man City that saw Spurs qualify for the Champions League for the first time ever, but he was also in fine scoring form in the competition itself.
Who could forget Crouch’s late winner against AC Milan, set up by Aaron Lennon, or his tap in against Inter Milan courtesy of Gareth Bale.
Some Spurs fans have taken to Twitter to wish Crouchy the best of retirements.
One of my all time favourite spurs players ?
— ᴀʟᴇx (@_10Kane) July 12, 2019
Crouchy, limbs at that goal?
— aditya (@adityaTHFC) 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
— Sophie England ??????? (@SophieThfc10) July 12, 2019
— Matt Crowley (@mpc1970) July 12, 2019
— Frazer (@Fuzzlcfc) July 12, 2019
Happy retirement @petercrouch
Always a hero??
— Aditya kanungo? (@adityakanungo1) July 12, 2019
Question: “what would you have been if you weren’t a footballer?” Crouchy’s answer: “A virgin.” One of the best quotes ever.
— Keith Swinehart (@kjhang10) July 12, 2019
That goal against City to get us on the start of our Champions League journeys. Surely his most important for Spurs and me last game to watch with me aul lad ? Proper fond memory of that one. Thank you big man ?
— CraigAtkins0n (@eireyiddo) July 12, 2019
A good footballer and a humble lad. Not many like him around in Football anymore.
— Anthony (@Thrasher_Ant) July 12, 2019
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