Book Review: How to be a Footballer by Peter Crouch


Peter Crouch has been a professional footballer for over 20 years, with 42 England caps to his name and scored over 100 Premier League goals, holding the record for the most headed goals in Premier League history.

During his career he has played for, amongst others, Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Southampton, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur, Stoke City and Burnley.


Whether known for his silky skills or as the guy who did the robot, Peter Crouch has been a top-flight footballer for two decades. With the wisdom of someone who’s been there, done it and got the ill-fitting t-shirt, he’s well placed to shed light on the bizarre world of the modern player in a truly funny, down-to-earth way

From horrendous tattoos to how to celebrate a goal, Crouch tackles the do’s and don’ts of being a footballer and sheds light on what really happens behind the scenes. This is not your run-of-the-mill football autobiography, but then Peter Crouch is not your run-of-the-mill footballer.

He steers clear of the usual footballing narrative and tone, and focuses instead on the good, the bad and the ugly anecdotes of life as a footballer and does so in his typically irreverent way. Peter Crouch may well have made his name on the pitch, but with this book he proves he’s a good sport off it.

Jade Craddock






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Posted April 4, 2019 by Editor in category "Reviews

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