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Ever wanted to know what it is really like being a Premiership footballer?

Here is the ultimate guide from the much loved everyman of English football, Peter Crouch.

Towering at six feet seven inches, Crouch is prized for his self-deprecating humour, having famously answered the question “what would you be if you weren’t a footballer?” with the one liner “a virgin”. At the same time, he has had an incredible career, from World Cups to Champions League finals. He has scored more headed goals than anyone else in Premiership history and has a better goals-to-minute on the pitch ratio for England than even Michael Owen. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that is liked by fans of all clubs. Of course, this is probably because he’s played for most of them.

Now nearing the end of his stellar career, he shares everything he has learnt and tells it exactly like it is in How to be a Footballer, from the most colourful aspects of the game to what really happens on and off the pitch. Honest, candid and great company, this is not your standard footballer autobiography but a true insider’s guide to our favourite sport.

From a legend of English football, this is the most entertaining sports book of the year.

©2018 Peter Crouch (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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"The funniest man in British sport." (Metro

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Fantastic

Great Audio book kept me listening and good narration by Peter Crouch would definitely recommend

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excellent stuff

A funny honest view from a seemingly genuine guy...even if you know nothing much about football it is a great take on modern life and celebrity

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Best footy book I’ve read in ages

Really enjoyed this! It offers a different insight into the crazy footballing world and Crouchy is the perfect tour guide to take you on that adventure!

Well written, well read, just good fun!

Nice swan Crouchy laaaa

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A great book about a world too bonkers to believe

Taking a step back you soon realise how legendary a footballer Peter Crouch is, and how wide spread his knowledge and experience in the game spans. So who better to walk us through a world so few of us will ever see first hand.

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easy to listen and enjoyable

enjoyed the book and the stories that Peter told. it was a good mixture of different footballing topics and gave a footballer's insight into being famous.

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enjoyed.

I liker this book it tells that what I thought about the author was right he seems to have a good sencerable head on his shoulders and spoke a totally of sence.

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Had me laughing out loud

Absolutely loved it. It wouldn't have been the same if Peter hadn't of narrated it.

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Great Book

Great tales of a fantastic career from one of English footballs good guys,quirky sense of humour from Crouchy

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Original

Refreshing and funny to hear a football fan/players experience of the inside world of football. Top job.

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Fantastic

Perfect first audio book. Just like his podcast but a bit less in depth on some of the same stories covered on both platforms.

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Fantastic Honesty

Great insight by a great bloke who really loves the game. Great for Saints !