How To Be A Footballer
- Autobiography of the Year 2019 – Shortlisted
Peter Crouch is famed for being the much-loved everyman of English football and one of Britain’s funniest sporting icons. Towering at 6ft 7inches, he is prized for his down to earth and 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. A humble professional with a great sense of humour, Crouch is one of the few players that has a universal appeal that completely transcends club affiliation.
Now nearing the end of his stellar career, there is no one better placed to share what he has learnt. From the most colourful aspects of the game, to what really happens on and off the pitch, Crouch reveals all his best stories and strange experiences in an utterly candid and hilarious way. From what Cristiano Ronaldo says when he looks at himself in the mirror in the dressing room, to footballer cars and players with so many they forget they have left a Porsche at the train station…even when their surname is incorporated in the registration plate. From tattoos, the team bus, post-match interviews and £250 haircuts that should have cost a tenner, Crouch brings the reader into the world of Britain’s favourite sport in his famously honest, candid and companionable way.
This is not your standard footballer autobiography, it is a true insider guide and will be like nothing you have seen or read before…