After 677 games, 187 goals and countless brilliant celebrations, the legendary Peter Crouch has called it a day.

The 38-year-old centre-forward, standing at a whopping 6 foot 7, has taken to social media to officially confirm this rather sad news for the footballing world.

But what a career he has had.

468 Premier League appearances to his name with 108 goals scored in the competition, Crouch represented seven clubs in the top flight and managed 28 assists in the league as well.

Still, his Liverpool gig is definitely one of the highlights of his career as the coveted Englishman spent three glorious years at Anfield, scoring 42 goals, winning the FA Cup in 2006 and reaching the Champions League final in 2007.

So it was only right for Steven Gerrard, a legend of the Reds, to post a heartfelt message to his former teammate on Instagram.

Crouch’s last campaign in the Premier League was with Burnley, as the forward’s last ever season ended with 32 appearances, two goals and an assist.

Domagoj Kostanjsak