Peter James Crouch is an English footballer who plays for Premier League club Stoke City as astriker. Crouch started his career as a trainee with Tottenham Hotspur. Following short stints on loans with Dulwich Hamlet and Swedish club IFK Hässleholm, he joined Queens Park Rangers. On 28 July 2000, Tottenham sold Crouch to First Division club, Queens Park Rangers for £60,000. He made an immediate impression with QPR, scoring ten league goals in the 2000–01 season. 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 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. He was part of the team that won the FA Community Shield and FA Cup in 2006 and also gained a runner-up medal in the 2007 UEFA Champions League Final. He scored seven goals in ten European matches for Spurs in 2010–11. On 31 August 2011 he joined Stoke City for a club record fee of £10 million. In his first season with Stoke he scored 14 goals and won the club'splayer of the year award.