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Peter Crouch’s career in pictures

Crouch enjoyed a stellar career.

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Peter Crouch scored 22 times for England (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Peter Crouch scored 22 times for England (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Peter Crouch scored 22 times for England (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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

Here, PA takes a look at his colourful career in pictures.

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Having started his career at Tottenham, Peter Crouch made his senior Football League debut for QPR (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

Having started his career at Tottenham, Peter Crouch made his senior Football League debut for QPR (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

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Having started his career at Tottenham, Peter Crouch made his senior Football League debut for QPR (Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA)

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After one year at Loftus Road, Crouch joined Portsmouth, scoring 18 league goals in the 2001/02 season (PA)

After one year at Loftus Road, Crouch joined Portsmouth, scoring 18 league goals in the 2001/02 season (PA)

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After one year at Loftus Road, Crouch joined Portsmouth, scoring 18 league goals in the 2001/02 season (PA)

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He had an unhappy time when he first stepped up to the Premier League with Aston Villa, though, and was sent on loan to Norwich (PA)

He had an unhappy time when he first stepped up to the Premier League with Aston Villa, though, and was sent on loan to Norwich (PA)

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He had an unhappy time when he first stepped up to the Premier League with Aston Villa, though, and was sent on loan to Norwich (PA)

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But a season at Southampton got his career back on track (Chris Ison/PA)

But a season at Southampton got his career back on track (Chris Ison/PA)

But a season at Southampton got his career back on track (Chris Ison/PA)

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Crouch made a slow start at Liverpool but won the FA Cup in 2006 (Nick Potts/PA)

Crouch made a slow start at Liverpool but won the FA Cup in 2006 (Nick Potts/PA)

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Crouch made a slow start at Liverpool but won the FA Cup in 2006 (Nick Potts/PA)

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Crouch scored the first of his 22 England goals in a friendly win over Uruguay in March 2006 (Martin Rickett/PA)

Crouch scored the first of his 22 England goals in a friendly win over Uruguay in March 2006 (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Crouch scored the first of his 22 England goals in a friendly win over Uruguay in March 2006 (Martin Rickett/PA)

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He marked his next international goal, in a pre-2006 World Cup friendly against Hungary, with the robot celebration for which he would become famous (Gareth Copley/PA)

He marked his next international goal, in a pre-2006 World Cup friendly against Hungary, with the robot celebration for which he would become famous (Gareth Copley/PA)

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He marked his next international goal, in a pre-2006 World Cup friendly against Hungary, with the robot celebration for which he would become famous (Gareth Copley/PA)

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He brought out the celebration once more four days later as he hit a hat-trick against Jamaica but then said he would only perform it again if England won the World Cup (Owen Humphreys/PA)

He brought out the celebration once more four days later as he hit a hat-trick against Jamaica but then said he would only perform it again if England won the World Cup (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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He brought out the celebration once more four days later as he hit a hat-trick against Jamaica but then said he would only perform it again if England won the World Cup (Owen Humphreys/PA)

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He scored his one and only major tournament goal in a group-stage win over Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)

He scored his one and only major tournament goal in a group-stage win over Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)

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He scored his one and only major tournament goal in a group-stage win over Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup (Nick Potts/PA)

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Crouch won over the Anfield faithful with goals like this spectacular bicycle kick in a Champions League match with Galatasaray (Martin Rickett/PA)

Crouch won over the Anfield faithful with goals like this spectacular bicycle kick in a Champions League match with Galatasaray (Martin Rickett/PA)

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Crouch won over the Anfield faithful with goals like this spectacular bicycle kick in a Champions League match with Galatasaray (Martin Rickett/PA)

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He scored his first club hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Arsenal in March 2007 (Peter Byrne/PA)

He scored his first club hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Arsenal in March 2007 (Peter Byrne/PA)

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He scored his first club hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Arsenal in March 2007 (Peter Byrne/PA)

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After three seasons at Liverpool, Crouch returned to former club Portsmouth (Chris Ison/PA)

After three seasons at Liverpool, Crouch returned to former club Portsmouth (Chris Ison/PA)

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After three seasons at Liverpool, Crouch returned to former club Portsmouth (Chris Ison/PA)

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Once again he was only on the south cost for a season before moving back to where it all started, Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

Once again he was only on the south cost for a season before moving back to where it all started, Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

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Once again he was only on the south cost for a season before moving back to where it all started, Tottenham (Nick Potts/PA)

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Crouch found Stoke to his liking, making more than 200 Premier League appearances for the club (Adam Davy/PA)

Crouch found Stoke to his liking, making more than 200 Premier League appearances for the club (Adam Davy/PA)

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Crouch found Stoke to his liking, making more than 200 Premier League appearances for the club (Adam Davy/PA)

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And he even revived the robot to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal, against Everton in February 2017 (David Davies/PA)

And he even revived the robot to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal, against Everton in February 2017 (David Davies/PA)

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And he even revived the robot to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal, against Everton in February 2017 (David Davies/PA)

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He finished his career back in the Premier League with Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

He finished his career back in the Premier League with Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

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He finished his career back in the Premier League with Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

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