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Summary

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 Random House Audiobooks

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Fantastic very very funny, but also insightful, and interesting

This possibly one of best sports books I’ve ever read / listen to .It makes you feel as though you were actually there , through he’s career. But as the term goes he left the best for last . He’s description of Steven Gerrard is just about the most compelling part , in the book for me. It really is a fantastic insight into the footballing world . I just could not stop listening

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Excellent!

I got the book, and read it twice. Pre-ordered the audiobook, and couldn't wait... Now it's here, despite being familiar with the stories and scrapes, I laughed again. Peter Crouch is a treasure.

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Superb listen - good laughs

Loved this and peter tells it well. Loads of good football insights, humour and background to many news stories of the time. Buy it!

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Classic. You must read this book!

A totally down to earth account of the world of the professional footballer. Straightforward and laugh out loud entertaining, just like the 'lanky moth' himself (read the book).

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Loved it was brilliant read

Defo worth a read different class. Get behind the real world of football. Brilliant stuff