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Former Liverpool and Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement from the game, after an illustrious career that spanned over a decade in the Premier League.
Crouch enjoyed a stellar 21-year career that saw him represent 11 clubs, play in a Champions League final and win 42 caps for England.
From his time in the national team, Liverpool and Tottenham, Crouch played alongside a number of top players and he has revealed the best 11 he played with.
Four former Chelsea players made the cut in Peter Crouch’s team – Glen Johnson, Ashley Cole, John Terry and Fernando Torres.
It’s a very strong team with Pepe Reina in goal. Glen Johnson took the right-back spot and Ledley King partners John Terry in the middle, with Ashley Cole chosen at left-back.
Xabi Alonso and Steven Gerrard continue their partnership in a strong midfield and the duo are joined by Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric, who was at Spurs with Crouch.
Bale is among the forward players and also Fernando Torres.
Crouch spent the second half of last season at Burnley but after largely being used as an impact option from the bench, he has decided to retire from the game at age 38.
Interestingly, Crouch was linked with Chelsea during Antonio Conte’s reign, but the Chelsea fans kicked against the move, and the Blues ended up signing Olivier Giroud instead.