Peter Crouch

English Footballing Legend & Former Stoke City Striker

Peter Crouch is a former professional English footballer, most famous for his time spent at Liverpool FC and Stoke City. The 6 ft 7 player is instantly recognisable, not only for his distinctively tall frame, but as a football legend whose career spanned two decades. As a retired player, Crouch now works in the media and as a popular after dinner speaker.

As a talented striker, Crouch began his youth career at Tottenham Hotspurs, before signing a professional contract for the senior team in 1998. From his time at Tottenham, he was noted as a rising star and went on to play for Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa and Southampton until 2005. In 2005 Crouch entered the most prolific period of his career when he joined Liverpool FC where he helped the team to win the 2006 FA Cup Final, scored the winning goal in the 2007 FA Community Shield and achieved ‘the perfect hat-trick’ against Arsenal. The longest stretch of his career was spent making 225 appearances for Stoke City from 2011-2019, which also coincided with his 100th Premier League goal.

Making his international debut for England in 2005, Crouch achieved 42 caps for the senior team over five eventful years. Playing in two World Cups (2006 and 2010) as well as the Euro 2008, Crouch became a vital part of the squad over the years. Within one season with the team, he scored ten goals and was the first player to do so, as well as creating his signature ‘robot’ dance when scoring against Hungary in 2006.

Talented, popular and versatile, Peter Crouch has been recognised as a footballing legend. Individually his teams have awarded him the Player of the Season trophy in 2001 for Queens Park Rangers, and in 2002 for Portsmouth. Similarly, in 2012 he won the Player of the Year awardfor Stoke City in addition to the club’s Goal of the Season in the same year.

Most recently, Peter Crouch has been involved in the media as a pundit for major games on BT Sport. Further to his media career, Crouch started his own podcast ‘The Peter Crouch Podcast’ where he is accompanied by Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark to discuss being a professional footballer. He has also released two books titled ‘Walking Tall – My Story’ 2007 and ‘How to Be a Footballer’ 2018.

Speaking at high profile events for his club’s, corporate occasions and private after dinner speeches, Peter Crouch has a wealth of experience on the speaking circuit. From tales of the glory days to motivational talks on achieving goals, Coach is the perfect addition to any event.

To book Peter for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.

When at corporate events, Peter is known to cover the following topics:

  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Understanding pressure
  • Drive & Determination
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • The Premier League
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Football Striker