Peter James Crouch (born 30 January 1981) is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Stoke City. He was capped 42 times by the England national team from 2005 to 2010, scoring 22 goals for his country in that time, and appearing at two World Cups. Crouch started his career as a trainee with Tottenham Hotspur. He failed to make an appearance for Spurs and after loan spells at Dulwich Hamlet and Swedish club IFK Hässleholm he joined Queens Park Rangers. QPR were relegated at the end of the 2000–01 season and Portsmouth stepped in and paid £1.5 million for Crouch. He had a good season at Fratton Park and after scoring 19 goals he joined Aston Villa in March 2002 for £5 million. He had a relatively poor spell at Villa and was loaned out to Norwich City in 2003 before making a move to Southampton where he re-gained his form and was signed by Liverpool in July 2005. At Liverpool, Crouch enjoyed considerable success, winning the FA Community Shield and FA Cup in 2006 and also gained a runners-up medal in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final. After scoring 42 goals in three seasons at Anfield Portsmouth re-signed him for £11 million and he forged an effective partnership with fellow England player Jermain Defoe. He spent just one season at Portsmouth and left for Tottenham Hotspur where he again linked up with Defoe and Harry Redknapp. He scored a vital goal for Tottenham against Manchester City which earned the club a place in the UEFA Champions League. He scored seven goals in ten European matches for Spurs in 2010–11, but was unable to replicate this form in the Premier League. He joined Stoke City on 31 August 2011 for a club record fee of £10 million. In his first season with Stoke he scored 14 goals and won the club’s player of the year award. He scored eight in 2012–13 and then hit ten in both the 2013–14 and 2014–15 campaigns. Crouch and model Abbey Clancy announced their engagement on 15 July 2009. Crouch and Clancy were married on 30 June 2011. Together they have two daughters, Sophia Ruby (born March 2011) and Liberty Rose (born June 2015).In August 2012 Crouch was found guilty of speeding in November 2011 and ordered to pay a fine of £1,000. On 16 October 2012 Crouch was disqualified from driving for six months. Crouch released his autobiography in 2007 entitled: “Walking Tall – My Story”.