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How to Be a Footballer

Narrated by: Peter Crouch
Series: How to Be a Footballer, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
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Summary

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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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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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Fantastic

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

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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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Fantastic easy listening.

Fantastic easy listening, full of insight and humour, made all the more enjoyable being read by Crouchy.

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Always love listening to crouchy, as honest and down to earth as they come.
Like most football based autobiography -some great stories.

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one of the best books I have listened too

Peter reads this book how it was intended to be read and i really enjoyed his book and felt some of the personal emotion he went through during his career. definitely a must listen to you will not be disappointed.

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Content OK, narration dull.

Some interesting insight into the lives of top footballers, but Mr Crouch is not a charismatic narrator. Only bother with this if you can tolerate hours of tedious monotone and incorrect emphasis.

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Fun from start to finish

Kept me entertained throughout hilariously told by the main man himself. Worth a Listen if you like footy!!

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Brilliant, funny and honest

Loved Peter Crouch as a player and love him post-football, be it books, tv or podcasts

Great writing touch for a big lad.....

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Fantastic Honesty

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