Peter Crouch

Crouch during warm-up (2007)

Peter James Crouch ( born January 30, 1981 in Macclesfield ) is an English football player, who plays for Stoke City since 2011.

Club career

In the summer of 2000, Crouch signed a professional contract with Queens Park Rangers. Although he had scored ten goals, the club was relegated. Consequently, QPR had to part with some players, and Crouch is for 1.25 million pounds in the Portsmouth FC. With 18 goals in 37 games, he drew attention to himself, and Aston Villa bought him in 2002 for five million pounds. Here, however, he could not sit down and was loaned to Norwich City to get some match practice.

2004 Aston Villa sold Crouch for two million pounds to the Southampton FC, where he signed a four year contract. In 33 games he scored 16 goals, and after the club out of the Premier League was staying, Liverpool showed interest. In the summer of 2005, Crouch was transferred for seven million pounds at that Champions League winners, in which he in turn signed a four-year contract. In 2006 he won the club the FA Cup and the Community Shield.

In the summer of 2008 he moved to FC Portsmouth, 2009 to his old club Tottenham Hotspur. There Crouch received a five -year contract.

End of August 2011, he moved to Stoke City.


Crouch was nominated for the British team for the U -20 World Championship in 1999; However, one difference point and scoreless in the first round out. In the U-21 European Championship in Switzerland in 2002, he was also trained by David Platt team and scored one goal.

England coach Sven -Goran Eriksson made ​​in May 2005 for Crouch's international debut against Colombia. His first goal he succeeded against Uruguay in March 2006.

Crouch was a member of the squad the England team for the FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. Among other things he scoring the 1-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago, where he is, but the referee unnoticed procured by holding his opponent to the hair an illegal advantage.

After Crouch had not been summoned by England coach Capello for the European Championship qualifier at Wembley against Switzerland, he stepped down as national team.