Tottenham legend Gary Lineker pays tribute to Peter Crouch following retirement

Gary Lineker attends the World Premiere of 'Make Us Dream' at The Curzon Soho on November 14, 2018 in London, England.

The Spurs legend wished his fellow Tottenham alumni all the best after hanging up his boots aged 38.

Peter Crouch of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring Tottenham's third goal during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Tottenham Hotspur and SV Werder Bremen at White Hart Lane...

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to wish fellow Spurs alumni Peter Crouch all the best in his retirement.

The 6ft 7in striker made the announcement on Friday, hanging up his boots at the age of 38 following a fruitful career in which he played for 11 clubs, earned 42 England caps and competed in World Cups and a Champions League final (Daily Mail).

Crouch began his journey as a professional footballer at White Hart Lane in 1998 after having played for their youth team and, even though he did not get first-team action in his first spell there, he returned to Spurs in 2009 after spells at the likes of Liverpool, Portsmouth, Southampton and Aston Villa.

 

On 5 May 2010, the forward scored one of the most crucial goals in Tottenham's recent history, heading home a late winner away at Manchester City to secure a top-four spot in the league and send Spurs into the Champions League at the Etihad side's expense (BBC Sport).

The following campaign, Crouch then scored what turned out to be the winning goal in the Champions League second round, first leg match against Milan at the San Siro in February 2011, which earned them a glamorous quarter-final tie against Real Madrid.

Crouch has taken the time to respond to many of the tributes to his career by clubs and pundits on Twitter and Lineker's message was also acknowledged:

After his stint at White Hart Lane, spells at Stoke City and Burnley followed for the 38-year-old, who was released by the Clarets at the end of last season, and in terms of his future, he has been doing media work, such as podcasts and newspaper columns (Daily Mail), and it looks as though he will continue along the same path.

Peter Crouch of Tottenham celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the UEFA Champions League group A match between SV Werder Bremen and Tottenham Hotspur at Weser Stadium on...

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