The 6ft 7ins forward made his English league debut in 2000 with QPR and went on to play for nine clubs, including Liverpool, Portsmouth, Tottenham and Stoke, before spending the second half of last season at Burnley.
Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Peter Crouch has retired from the game of football at the age of 38 after a successful career in the round leather game.
Internationally, Crouch was capped 42 times by the Three Lions, scoring 22 times.
"Our wonderful game has given me everything".
"If you told me at 17 I'd play in World Cups, get to a Champions League final, win the FA Cup and get 100 Premier League goals, I would have avoided you at all costs", Crouch wrote on Twitter. "It's been an absolute dream come true". I'm so thankful to everyone who helped me get there and to help me stay there for so long.
He confirmed his retirement on Twitter, writing: "After a lot of deliberation this summer I have made a decision to retire from football!"
Peter Crouch during his Pompey days.
He played 468 times in the Premier League and scored 108 league goals in a career in which he won the FA Cup in 2005-06 with Liverpool and played in the Champions League final in 2007 as part of Rafael Benitez's side. "I played with him from schoolboy level and always recognised the talents and abilities he had", said Ledley after learning of Crouchy's retirement today.
"To go from being a regular starter to someone whose role is limited to 10 or 15 minutes off the bench has been hard to accept".
Current England players Harry Maguire and Jack Butland, a teammate of Crouch's during his time at Stoke, also paid tribute to the striker.