Peter Crouch reveals all-time dream team of former teammates
Former England international Peter Crouch has revealed what is said to be an impressive lineup of past teammates following his decision to announce his retirement from football.
Crouch who has an extensive resume of clubs he has played including Liverpool and Tottenham announced the news on Friday morning from his personal Twitter account.
"After a lot of deliberation this summer I have decided to retire from football! Our wonderful game has given me everything. I'm so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long. X"
The news was received with perceived sadness from the football fraternity, with plenty of players praising the striker for his achievements during his peak years.
As part of his announcement, he wrote for the Daily Mail and released a dream team of the best players he had played with.
Former Liverpool players were the most prominent to feature in the line-up, with goalkeeper Pepe Reina, right back Glen Johnson, centre midfielders Steven Gerrard and Xabi Alonso and forward Fernando Torres making the cut.
The team also featured three players from Crouch's time at Spurs, with centre-back Ledley King, centre midfielder Luka Modric and forward Gareth Bale included.
The rest of the team was made up of players he took to the pitch with for England, with John Terry and Ashley Cole at the back and Wayne Rooney up front.
It meant there was no place available for high-profile names like Jamie Carragher, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard or David Beckham.
Carragher, however, was more upbeat and was one of many who paid tribute to Crouch: "Congratulations Peter Crouch on a brilliant career! Highlights for me were the perfect hattrick v Arsenal, the overhead kick in the Champions League v Galatasaray and singing Hey Jude on the karaoke in my local 'The Solly' on Marsh Lane!"
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