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Our version of Peter Crouch’s Biography Facts, including his Childhood Story, brings to you a full account of notable events from his childhood time to date.
The analysis of the former professional footballer details his life story before fame, relationship life, affair, family life and other OFF-Pitch little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his 6’7” aerial blessings, but few consider Peter Crouch’s Biography, which is quite interesting. Now, without further ado, let’s Begin.
Peter Crouch Childhood Story – Early Life and Family Background:
For Biography starters, Peter Crouch was born on the 5th day of January 1981 in Macclesfield, United Kingdom. He was born to his mother, Jayne Crouch and father, Bruce Crouch, both English.
Peter’s family moved to Singapore when he was one year old. Their movement to Singapore came about when his father, Bruce, originally from Fulham, took up a job offer to work at a Singaporean advertising agency.
The Crouch family spent three years living in the Far East and moved back to England after Bruce rejected the chance to work in Australia.
Peter grew up near Wembley. Its proximity prompted his love for football. Being afraid of his young skinny look and height, Peter started off as a ball boy. He enrolled for ball boy duties in his primary school’s (Roxeth) football team.
He continued his ball boy duties as he moved from Ealing Primary school. This was followed by an employment as a Stamford Bridge ball boy.
Peter Crouch parents when coming to watch Chelsea matches, would always see their son doing what he knows how to do best.
Having observed his ever-growing height reaching 6 feet. Peter who was the tallest kid in his school decided to let give ball duties a break.
He joined the rest of his school football team. It didn’t take long before Peter saw the big advantage of his height.
After leading his school team to several head scoring goal victories, Peter decided to start a youth career outside the school environment with Northolt Hotspurs.
He later joined Brentford Centre of Excellence in 1991, followed by QPR (1994 – 1995). Below is his youth career photo.
Peter started his final youth career with Tottenham Hotspur in 1995. He started his senior career with them in 1998. The rest, as they say, is now history.
Who is Abigail Marie Clancy? Peter Crouch’s Wife:
Crouch had been single all his life, not until the year 2006 when he fell in love with Abigail Marie Clancy pictured below.
Peter is five years older than Abbey, as she is popularly called. She is an English lingerie, catwalk model and television presenter.
Abbey was the runner-up of Britain’s Next Top Model (cycle 2) and won series 11 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2013.
The couple were engaged in July 2009, and their daughter Sophia Ruby was born on the 14th day of March 2011. Below is a photo of little Sophia and her daddy.
On 30 June 2011, Clancy and Crouch married at Stapleford Park Hotel in Leicestershire. Here is Peter Crouch’s wedding photo.
Their second daughter Liberty Rose was born on 1 June 2015. it’s still family first for both Crouch and Abbey.
Abbey’s brother Sean is a footballer who plays for A.F.C. Telford United. He was also a cast member of the short-lived E4 reality series Desperate Scousewives. Her other brother, John, is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist in the indie band JUDAS.
Peter Crouch Biography Facts – Cheating Claims:
Abbey has faced the ups and downs of life as a WAG since when she began dating Peter in 2006.
The 6ft 7in England man has was accused of cheating on his wife Abbey. This happened when she got pregnant with their first child, Sophia, in 2010.
Abbey Clancy, upon confirming it was true, felt devastated by Peter Crouch’s alleged fling with a 19-year-old commercial s**x worker called Monica.
Upon confirming flirting facts, the Liverpool-born model painfully said: “It was horrendous. For any woman who is pregnant or had a baby, it’s tough.”
Peter himself felt disappointed after allowing his deeds to reduce his reputation and cause agony to his wife.
He made up for his wrongs and got the forgiveness of his wife. But she said she and Peter had put the episode firmly behind them, describing it as “one of those things”.
Abbey added: “He’s my best friend. He makes me laugh – he’s kind, generous and the most incredible dad. I’m so proud of him.”
Peter Crouch Family Life:
Crouch’s family were Chelsea supporters. His dad enrolled his son as a ball boy at Stamford Bridge at the age of ten. Both Peter Crouch’s mum and dad attended Stamford Bridge to watch Chelsea matches.
THE BABOON SCARE:
Years ago, Peter Crouch’s parents were left ‘petrified’ after a gang of wild baboons broke into their hotel room at the Sun City resort near England’s training camp in Rustenburg.
Making the schoolboy error of forgetting to lock their room window before they left, Bruce and Jayne Crouch returned from a trip out to find the hungry monkeys on a mission to liberate their tasty snacks.
According to Crouch’s model wife Abbey:
“They were in their hotel room when these three baboons jumped in, walked straight through the bedroom into the lounge to the fruit bowl, took what they wanted and walked out. It’s like they knew where the fruit was.”
Peter Crouch Nicknames:
Although generally known as “Crouchy,” other nicknames he has been given by fans and the media in England have included “RoboCrouch” and “Crouchinho” which is used by Brazilians.
Asides Crouchinho, Peter has also been referred to as “Mr. Roboto” by Univision’s commentators and as “Pantera Rosa” by Fox Sports Spanish commentators.
Peter Crouch Robotic Dancing:
In the summer of 2006, Crouch adopted a robotic dancing goal celebration. A parody of a dance he had been seen performing on a television programme covering a party held at England teammate David Beckham’s house.
He first performed it after his goal for England against Hungary on 30 May. He again performed the dance after both of his first two goals against Jamaica on 3 June.
The Daily Mirror newspaper wrote that the dance was inspired by the lyrics to the Arctic Monkeys’ hit single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”.
On 12 June, Crouch announced he would perform his robotic dance again only if England were to win the World Cup, saying, “It’s not about robotic dancing. It is about scoring goals and winning matches. It’s an important time for everyone now.”
In September 2006, he was quoted in The Observer newspaper as saying that, “It was funny at the time, but I didn’t want to carry on doing it until it became unfunny. I’ve stopped doing it for the time being, but if I ever score a really big goal you never know.”
On 6 August 2007, Crouch said he would never use the robot dance again unless he scored in the UEFA Champions League Final, but he partially reprised it on 1 April 2009 after scoring during England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine after a Comic Relief sketch.
On 1 February 2017, Crouch gave the dance a final outing to celebrate his 100th Premier League goal. Asides from Robotic, Peter has also performed a couple of dance moves as seen below.
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.
Most Headed Goals:
Crouch is one of 26 players to have scored 100 or more Premier League goals, holding the record for the most headed goals in Premier League history. He released his autobiography in 2007, titled ‘Walking Tall – My Story’.
Crouch is Cancer and has the following attributes to his personality;
Peter Crouch strengths: Responsible, disciplined, self-control, and he is a good manager.
Crouch weaknesses: Know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending, expecting the worst.
What Peter Crouch likes: Family, tradition, music, understated status, and quality craftsmanship.
Peter Crouch dislikes: Almost everything at some point. He has a terrible mood swings.
Crouch’s Problem of being too tall: The problem with being 6ft 7in tall, as Crouch will always say, is that it is impossible to be anonymous.
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