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Peter Crouch

  • Position: Striker
  • Squad number: 9
  • Date of birth: 30 January, 1981 (29 years old)
  • Height: 6'6" (198cm)

Tournament totals

Games played Shots on target | off target
2 Peter Crouch
0|1 Peter Crouch
2 As substitute
38|23 Total England
20 Most shots on target Diego Forlan
4 Total England
12 Most shots off target Asamoah Gyan, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wesley Sneijder
Goals Assists
0 Peter Crouch
0 Peter Crouch
3 Total England
3 Total England
6 Best Diego Forlan
Fouls by | on Cards yellow | red
0|0 Peter Crouch
0|0 Peter Crouch
44|44 Total England
6|0 Total England
20 Most fouls by Mark Van Bommel
25 Most fouls on Andres Iniesta

England games played

  1. England 1-1 United States
    Saturday, 12 June Match report
  2. England 0-0 Algeria
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. Slovenia 0-1 England
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report
  4. Germany 4-1 England
    Sunday, 27 June Match report

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Crouch ended his first season back at the club where he began his career by scoring the goal that defeated Manchester City and clinched Champions League qualification. He then had to apologise to his mother, who is a staunch City fan.

At 6ft 7ins, Crouch is the tallest player ever to represent England and his scoring record for his country is excellent, although critics point out that he has yet to do so against the strongest opposition.

Crouch has commanded nearly £35m in transfer fees during a career which began uncertainly when he left Spurs without making a first-team appearance after loan spells at non-league Dulwich Hamlet and Swedish side IFK Hassleholm.

He then played for QPR, Portsmouth, Aston Villa and Norwich (on loan), and Southampton before a £7m switch to Liverpool in 2005 and won the FA Cup in his first season at Anfield.

Has experience of the big occasion, but was on the losing side in the 207 Champions League final when Liverpool were beaten 2-1 by AC Milan.

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