Ex-Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has announced his retirement.
The 6' 7" forward was released by Burnley at the end of the season, who he had joined from the Potters in January.
The 38-year-old tweeted to confirm his decision, saying he had given it 'a lot of deliberation this summer' - and that football had given him 'everything'.
He said: "If you told me at 17 I’d play in World Cups, get to a champions league final, win the FA Cup and get 100 Premier League goals I would have avoided you at all costs.
"It’s been an absolute dream come true."
His wife Abbey says she is looking forward to having him at home more - joking he can be a full time 'manny' to their four children.
Happy retirement to my darling husband @petercrouch We couldn’t be more proud of you ! What an incredible career you have had ! I’ve loved watching you and supporting you over the years and will continue to do so in the next chapter of your life !! I wish you all the luck and— Abbey Clancy (@OfficialClancy) July 12, 2019
Since the announcement was made, fans, players and the football world have been paying tribute.
been an honour to play and share a dressing room with you big man @petercrouch 🙌🏼 best of luck in the next stage of your career 👊🏼— Jack Butland (@JackButland_One) July 12, 2019
His former club Stoke City have tweeted: "Thank you for giving our Club your absolute all and thank you for giving us some incredible memories.
"Forever welcome at the bet365 Stadium.
"Enjoy your retirement, Crouchy!"
The kind of teammate you always want on your team, on and off the pitch.— Bojan Krkic (@BoKrkic) July 12, 2019
Thanks for your friendship, Crouchy! Today is the end of an impressive career but I'm sure your next step will also hit the 'heights'! 🙌🏻🤖👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/67QHW2FWLy
Congratulations on a great career @petercrouch we had some good times on the pitch but spend a lot together on that bench at times 😂😂😂. Enjoy whatever you do next. Plenty time for 🏌️♂️🏌️♂️⛳️ pic.twitter.com/FUQ9X4OQxR— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) July 12, 2019
Ex-Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham tweeted: "Congratulations on an unbelievable career mate.
"Was a pleasure to share a dressing room with you.
"All the best in your next chapter."
Ex-Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson said: "Congratulations on an unbelievable career Crouchy, honoured to be able say I shared a dressing room with you.
"Good luck with the next chapter."
Congratulations to @petercrouch on a long and lofty careeer which enjoyed many highs. Good luck in retirement. 👏🏻👏🏻— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 12, 2019
Congratulations @petercrouch on a brilliant career! Highlights for me were the perfect hattrick v Arsenal, the overhead kick in the @ChampionsLeague v Galatasaray & singing Hey Jude on the karaoke in my local ‘The Solly’ on Marsh Lane!— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) July 12, 2019
Former Stoke player and manager Chris Kamara tweeted: "Congratulations on a great career & the next one should be fun."
Ex-Potters goalkeeper Asmir Begovic said: "Congrats on an amazing career mate. See you soon!"
I had the privilege to have him as a team mate and it was always hard to play against him.— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) July 12, 2019
Great guy and a superb professional...
Good luck in your next chapter #petercrouch @petercrouch pic.twitter.com/4JQyb9g8H6
🤖 Peter Crouch has retired from football...— William Hill (@WilliamHill) July 12, 2019
🙌 Happy retirement, you absolute legend!