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Peter Crouch’s career in pictures

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.

Having started his career at Tottenham, Peter Crouch made his senior Football League debut for QPR

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

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

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

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)

But a season at Southampton got his career back on track

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

Crouch won the FA Cup with Liverpool in 2006

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

Crouch scored the first of his 22 England goals in a friendly win over Uruguay in March 2006

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

He marked his next international goal, in a friendly against Hungary, with the robot celebration for which he would become famous

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 brought out the celebration again four days later as he hit a hat-trick against Jamaica, but then said he would only bring it out again if England won the World Cup

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 scored his one and only major tournament goal in a group-stage win over Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup

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)

Crouch made a slow start to life at Liverpool, but won over the Anfield faithful with goals like this spectacular bicycle kick in a Champions League match with Galatasaray

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

Crouch scored his first career hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Arsenal in March 2007

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

After three seasons at Liverpool, Crouch returned to former club Portsmouth

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

Once again he was only on the south cost for a season before moving back to where it all started, Tottenham

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

Crouch found Stoke to his liking, making more than 200 Premier League appearances for the club

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

Crouch revived the robot to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal, against Everton in February 2017

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

He finished his career back in the Premier League with Burnley

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