Former Stoke City forward Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from football and many Potters fans have been quick to praise the 38-year-old.
Stoke broke their transfer record to sign the six-foot-seven forward from Tottenham Hotspur for £12 million on the last day of the summer transfer window in 2011.
Crouch’s career with the Potters would come similarly dramatic end as he joined Burnley on the last day of the January transfer window this year.
The 38-year-old has scored just once in the Championship but finishes his career with 106 goals and 57 assists in 467 Premier League appearances, in addition to 24 goals in 58 appearances before the English First Division rebranded.
Crouch was also a prolific goalscorer for England, finding the net 22 times in 42 appearances for his country.
The journeyman striker began his career 19 years ago for QPR and has played for eight top-flight English clubs since, making 676 appearances.
Crouch was a fan favourite at almost every club he played for and is notorious for his signature robot celebration.
Stoke took to Twitter to congratulate the England forward on a “terrific career” and many Potters fans of the club were quick to give him their thanks.
Thanks for the memories! ????
— Unita 1863 (@unita1863) July 12, 2019
What a player. Absolute top man.
Thanks for the memories ????????⚽️
— Alan Brock (@brockstar197) July 12, 2019
Thanks for everything to a legend. Honoured to have watched him in red and white ♥️
— alice o’shea (@osheaalice04) July 12, 2019
Good luck crouch!!! Fantastic player
— Jordan langford (@Jordanl15888474) July 12, 2019
Should have seen season out with Stoke, I even miss watching him warm up. Good luck Crouchie!
— Graeme Lauchlan (@dawleyjag) July 12, 2019
What a bloke, all the best @petercrouch!! certain that you will have plenty of opportunities in the media or whatever it is that you take up next. THAT Man City goal alone will make me smile to my dying day
— Adam Middleton (@m1665t3r) July 12, 2019
— Oloba Jay???? (@juwonayobami30) July 12, 2019
wow what a man! what a player! so proud to have been able to watch him become a stoke legend. we love you peter! pic.twitter.com/tVArFgW5AR
— xav (@FlawlessPlays1) July 12, 2019