Peter Crouch, former Liverpool and Spurs’ striker, retires from football

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The former England striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.

The 6ft 7ins forward made his English league debut in 2000 with QPR and went on to play for nine clubs, including Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Stoke, before spending the second half of last season at Burnley.

Crouch’s first England cap came against Colombia in May 2005 and he played 42 times for the Three Lions, scoring 22 goals.

In a statement on Twitter, Crouch said: “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.

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